Two days ago, I picked the last bouquet of tulips of this year.
This morning, petals are falling on to the kitchen windowsill.
One petal has lodged among the stems in the mouth of the vase.
In the blossoms that remain whole, color is wearying, but is still strong.
Thanks, camera, for helping me notice the blue center in the depths of this flower.
And also for reminding me that threes and six organize this blossom.