After the Thunderstorm

Red Tulip

Red Tulip

The spring bulbs are just beginning to bloom in our yard. There were a few red tulips up this morning, barely opened, but before I got outside for a bit of Sunday photography, the skies grayed and we had thunderstorms. So the tulips had a bath, and then I got my tulip photos with rain drops.

I think my grandmother used to tell me weather superstitions about Easter Sunday and rain. Yep, just Googled “myths about rain on Easter Sunday.” If it rains on Easter Sunday, there will be rain on the next seven Sundays, so says the old lore.

Hope that bit of weather forecasting doesn’t prove true!

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Very pretty! Ours are still weeks away; not even buds yet.

  2. Beautiful! Mother nature giving the flowers a shower. I wouldn’t worry about the next seven weeks of rain. The groundhog didn’t exactly do a great job this year, either.

  3. Exquisite detail. So perfectly simple..

  4. This is delightful; tulips are one of my favorite kind of flowers. Lovely spring photograph, and the color is so beautiful.. This brought a smile to my face.

  5. Gandalf says:

    Wonderful rich colors in the tulip.

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