A Garden Full of Tulips

Hope is a garden full of tulips.

backstory: Tulips are among the first flowers to bloom in spring. As a result, they can mean different things to different people. In addition, different colours symbolize different things. The image above, tulips that haven’t yet bloomed, represent hope, to me. Isn’t it hope a feeling of expectation for a particular thing to happen!

I’m hoping for many things, this spring. But today, a simple restful day for everyone. And how about you? What are you hoping for today or this spring?

PS. Today, in most countries, is Mother’s Day. So, I wish all mothers abundant joy, today and always! <3

Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and creative professional. Her blog focuses on all things poetry and creative nonfiction.


  1. Wishing you a beautiful spring day 💜. Tulips ready to bloom are a perfect representation of hope and anticipation.

  2. I love the idea of hope being a garden of tulips. It speaks of so many possibilities, of how blooming right after the coldest days… This spring, I am hoping for rest and joy and all.

  3. In this case, the visual of unopened tulips reaching for the sunshiny sky really adds to the idea of yours: hope is a garden full of tulips. Thank you for the new insight, Khaya.

  4. My tulips have just bloomed. They are a deep rich blackish purple! I have so many hopes for myself and the people I care about, but a little peace would be a lovely start.

  5. Oh, WOW! I can imagine the regal beauty in your garden. I hear you about so many hopes… May the season bring hope your way!

  6. Tulips seem a favourite for most. Thanks my friend for the comment. I hope you’re having a fun time on the trails. 🙂

  7. So many possibilities, indeed. And I hear you about rest. The times we live in are extremely exhausting, it’s good take a rest now and again. I wish you all the joy, rest and more, Maga!

  8. Hope and anticipation, amidst all the chaos, is what spring brings. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, I’ll catch up on your blog soon. <3

  9. I am just hoping for balance. For some calm. I would like a new season to be a fresh start and spring to bring some light to break up all the darkness of the last couple years.

  10. Say again, “some light to break up all the darkness of the last couple years” would be a welcomed change. I wish you balance, calm and more, dear Christina…regardless of all the chaos in the world. <3

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