Lots of tulips here at Bedford Park sway in the gentle morning breeze. There are other places with tulip gardens sprinkled around the city, including the Oaks, but the gardens here are a favorite. And now my tulip tip of the day--- many of the variegated varieties that create such amazing color blends are the result of diseases, that will overtake and eventually destroy the bulb. I did not know this. As in life, great beauty and grandeur often belie what hidden destruction is lurking just beneath the surface.