I absolutely love how tulips decay.
It is often more beautiful than their actual prime time flowering. I have been drawn to dead and dying flowers for as long as i can recall. I love seed heads and perennials in the late fall and winter...I think they are most lovely just before they die.
Of course, they are not really dead though....just resting.
Imagine if we saw people this way! More attractive in old age than ever! What a world THAT would be. ha.