Another shot of my “candy cane” tulips. It’s hard to believe they were almost red and white when I bought them. Each day they got more and more pale, and finally ended up looking like cotton candy.

The vase of tulips sat on our dining room table, so while we were eating lunch, I noticed some lovely light hitting the flowers and could hardly wait to photograph them. A year ago I might have let the moment pass. Now I seize it whenever I can. The next day, nearly all the petals had dropped.

Hope everyone’s holiday preparation are going well. All I have left is some gift-wrapping and then cooking. I’m planning to take next week off, as I need a break from the computer. I’ll still be taking pictures, but not blogging.

Here’s a closeup of one of the tulips. The focus is not perfect, but I like it:

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10 Responses to Candy

  1. 36x37 says:

    I didn’t know tulips can change colors! What’s amazing, though, is how flawless these still are after a few days. It’s truly incredible.

    • I’ll tell ya, I’m sold on Whole Foods tulips! I’ve seen flowers fade before, but not this nicely. Will get two bunches next time if they have them. And I’ll photograph them in the wrapper so the red and white shows up.

  2. Caroline says:

    They are gorgeous, the fading pastel colors are even nicer…

  3. jacquelincangro says:

    Wow! Those tulips are gorgeous! It makes me think of spring and warmer weather. A breath of fresh air on a cold day!

  4. Lady Jennie says:

    So so pretty. I love tulips! We’ve planted some for Spring.

    Merry Christmas 🙂

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