Always a happy first day when the TULIPS banner is displayed at one of my favorite flower vendor stalls at the end of Pine Street in the Pike Place Market. To chat with the hard working folks who grow the tulips, transport them down, set-up the display and then work the day–always inspiring. They brought some of the tulips with the bulbs attached, to show how they pull them bulb and all. The amount of work & love that goes into each flower, quite something. My appreciation grows and grows.