23 April 2015

Thumbelina Tulip - Missoula, Montana

"“It is a beautiful flower,” said the woman, and she kissed the red and golden-colored leaves, and while she did so the flower opened, and she could see that it was a real tulip. Within the flower, upon the green velvet stamens, sat a very delicate and graceful little maiden. She was scarcely half as long as a thumb, and they gave her the name of “Thumbelina,” or Tiny, because she was so small. A walnut-shell, elegantly polished, served her for a cradle; her bed was formed of blue violet-leaves, with a rose-leaf for a counterpane. " - From 'Thumbelina', by Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875)


  1. Spring time brings many surprises along with unending reason to be grateful.

  2. And here I thought you'd reference Thumbelina nostalgia - pen marking a face on your thumb, wrapping a tissue around to make a little woman, telling the story? But maybe that was a different wee lady story! I did so love it.


Your thoughts, please?