Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Last weekend my friend suggested that we go to Thanksgiving Point for a stroll through the tulip gardens.  Even though I worked for several years in the flower industry, both on the wholesale and the retail end of business, I had never before set foot in the Thanksgiving Point tulip gardens.  I agreed that tiptoeing through the tulips would be a pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon, so off we went to enjoy the blooming buds and fragrant flowers.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the scenery of this stroll was not only amply supplied with tulips, but with a variety of sculptures, fountains, fish and waterfowl.  There were people from all over the world... people from India, from the Middle East, and even people from the thriving metropolis of Provo, Utah.  In one area of the garden, called the "secret garden," even though it was no secret, I even met a couple of Palestinian families from Jerusalem.  And this only moments after viewing a sculpture exhibit representing the life of the Savior, whose lived, died and rose from the tomb in Palestine. Truly, as the prophets and apostles declared not many years ago concerning Jesus Christ: "We offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth."

If you are in the area, and if you are looking for a way to enjoy the beauties of creation in a peaceful setting, may I recommend to you a promenade, or a tiptoe through the tulip gardens at Thanksgiving Point.  It's not the Garden of Eden, or the Garden of Gethsemane, but it is a beautiful garden nonetheless.  You won't be disappointed.  Here are a few pictures to give you a glimpse of what awaits you there:

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