We went to breakfast at a friends' home this morning, and their tulip tree was in bloom!
We usually don't see these green/yellow/orange flowers because they are 20 or 60 feet above our heads. I lived next door to a tulip tree when i was growing up, and i never knew they even had flowers.
There's a beautiful, peaceful state of mind that most people are not cognizant of. It's the peace that passeth understanding. It's the Third Noble Truth called Cessation.
We walk through the forest of our minds every day and never notice the beauty that's right above us. So near and so unnoticed.