Day 161 — Tulips — Haibun Journey View From My Window
From my window I can see that my tulips have started to bloom. They are mostly red and yellow. There are a few parrot white with red stripes. Tulips are another of the first flowers to bloom in spring.
Tulips originally came from Persia. In 1636 Tulipmania was so great in the Netherlands that they traded tulips like currency. Tulips are also chose for the meaning attached to their color. Red and cream for love, white for purity or heaven, orange for energy, purple for royalty and yellow once symbolized hopeless love not are given as symbols of friendship.