(edited using Kim's hughes texture, hard light, 20% opacity)
The buds on the tulip tree branch were closed like pussy willows when I brought it inside,
and placed the end of it in an old soda pop bottle filled with water.
I put the branch and bottle inside my galvanized pitcher
and wondered if I could force this branch to bloom indoors.
(edited using Kim's 100 texture, hard light, 50% opacity)
I'm glad to say that this experiment was a happy success.
By tomorrow some of the blooms may be fully open.
(edited using Kim's flow texture, screen mode, 25% opacity)
Forcing paperwhite bulbs to bloom at Christmastime, hyacinth bulbs in January,
and now tulip tree blossoms in February!
It's so cheery to have touches of spring blooming in the winter.
(edited using Kim's carmel texture, lighten, 20% opacity)