No, not to wipe away my tears at my old art school going on fire, but hanging on the 'handkerchief tree'!
We went specially to Benmore Botanic Gardens to see this beautiful specimen in its full splendour.
It's Davidia involucrata, also known as the Chinese dove tree and was introduced from China by the plant collector Father Armand David in the 19th century.
The actual flower is small and can just be seen in the centre here inside the two white bracts..
Between the beauty of the tree and a wonderful sunset, a walk with a friend and this upbeat message from broadcaster, fellow alumna and chair of the Glasgow School of Art board of governors Muriel Gray, I feel quite uplifted.
Do you find solace in nature at times?
I often say beauty sustains me, and it's true.
PS I'm featured on Miss Minimalist today - www.missminimalist.com - an essential site for the would-be minimalist (though looking round I'm wondering if I really deserve the title 'minimalist'! Well, I'm working towards it.....and enjoying the journey).