Bundles of Gorgeous Red Parrot Tulips nestled in a bucket... huddled together like a flock of red birds. My heart began to beat faster and I felt a flutter in my stomach, (which is always a sign that whatever I am looking at would make a good painting, or be inspiration for a painting)... so I selected a bundle of 5 and headed back to my studio. By the next day they were opening nicely. Crinkled variegated edges on rich red petals, with the hint of a subtle, sweet fragrance when I stuck my nose into the centers. How could anyone not love tulips?