Hot Springs National Park has an annual Tulip Extravaganza, which inspired this piece. I can vividly imagine it having spent Easter at Keukenhof in The Netherlands years ago during tulip season. Tulips in full bloom create a riot of color and velvety texture. Tulips shimmer and shine. They almost invite you to come closer, to touch, and to explore. This piece was included in Donna DeSoto’s Inspired by the National Parks.