Every day I happened to walk by numerous flower stands – far far too many to count. It seems that the moment you emerge from a subway station, or the moment you walk by any convenience store, or even the moment that you are just walking to the corner for a cup of coffee, you are faced with a large array of colorful and fragerant flowers smiling happily in big water-filled buckets.

I have developed a new obsession with bright vivid orange tulips. Must, at all times, have bright vivid orange tulips. Simply MUST.