How about some more tulips?

Sorry for the redundancy, but those purple tulilps from the other day seemed to be calling me when I went into the dining room. Hope you enjoy….

row of tulips

I don’t take tons of shots, but I do try different angles. I started with a vertical group here.


Then a horizontal.

single purple

Then a single tulip.



And closer still. I like the light show going on in this one.


I can’t close without saying something about Japan. I’ve looked at photos of the devastation and even some film clips, and I just can’t take it all in. How do you cope with something of that enormity? I’m so grateful to have a roof over my head and everything else I need. Hopefully the aftershocks are done and they can start the recovery effort soon.

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14 Responses to How about some more tulips?

  1. Caroline says:

    The translucence in the second and thirs photo is amazing.
    I am very sad about Japan. Very.

    • Thanks, Caroline.

      The situation is Japan just seems to go from terrible to worse. The nuclear reactor problem is beyond alarming. Where on earth where all those people go if there’s a meltdown?

  2. Ms. Spock says:

    And now, I understand there’s volcanic activity in Japan. I’m certainly not a geologist, so I can’t say whether the activity is earthquake-related [the activity started before the earthquake, but it nevertheless may be part of the same phenomenon], but it would not surprise me to find that it is. It’s certainly related in a different sense, if the volcanic ash interferes with efforts to help with supplies and personnel by air.

  3. 36x37 says:

    Cool lighting. Did you shoot these in the afternoon?

  4. Cheryl Andrews says:

    Arrived home last night … not so bad. I was so inspired by your images, Carole, I just had to go out today and buy some tulips – yellow ones. This might be old news: tulips are the only flower that continues to grow after they are cut, and an old penny or two in the vase helps them last longer (must be the copper). These were secrets shared a long, long time ago buy a farmer who grew only tulips!

    • Oh, good. I hope the snow melts quickly. We’re supposed to get warm weather in a couple of days–maybe you will too.

      The penny trick rings a bell. Now I know why they’re drinking so much water!

  5. Artswebshow says:

    Beautiful shots here.
    You are good at capturing flowers

  6. mindymilburn says:

    The way the light is hitting these blooms is GORGEOUS! That is seriously just a beautiful bunch of photos!! Fantastic capture 🙂

  7. Lady Jennie says:

    The lighting on these is incredible.

    Yes, regarding Japan and now we’re concerned for them about the nuclear plant. I’m praying for that.

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