There were large red tulips on the table this week. In the mornings, the low sun in the east comes through a spruce, breaking-up the rays, and the light glances sharply over the table. The sun this week was in the tulips. The sun could turn a red petal orange or simply put a lavender sheen the dark roll of a margin. A velvety light passed through the petals. I watched against the light to see the gradation of shadows through different layers of petals. There was a soft play of light and dark.