I can see why 17th century Dutch merchants worked themselves into a fever over tulip bulbs. The flowers are never static. Even when captured in a vase they change shape and shade throughout the day. I think the colours here complement Cee’s stunning bearded iris, so please visit her at:
45 thoughts on “Tulip Time”
I love how the flowers change like this throughout the day – and I did see Cee’s Iris and there is some sync here. 🙂
Definitely my favourite cut flower and did you know that they continue to grow when cut?
Ah, so that’s what’s going on with them. I’ve often wondered when coming down in the morning to find a vaseful has somehow rearranged itself overnight.
and drunk a LOT of water 🙂
Wonderful shot. Love the composition and love the palette.
This is why I become so upset when the moose eats mine! Tulips are special!
I’m not surprised you are upset, but I now have this wonderful image of a moose with bunches of tulips spilling from its mouth.
When I yelled at her for being a bad moose, she had the grace to walk away in shame. It only took window rapping, arm waving, and loud yelling to get her to realize her mistake. I think one of my students has it on video. I’m no doubt floating out there on the Internet as the crazed moose-hating English teacher.
That’s a great story 🙂
Tulips do inspire great stories.
Sumptuous & scrumptious!
Awesome photo. Love the colors.
This is just so beautiful. Love all the tulips. Thanks Tish.
beautiful shades – often look best too when full blown with age(!) that does not so much wither as send into artistic contortions of their own making
A beautiful colour combo, and good to know they keep on growing after picking. I had a bunch delivered this morning from my Australian daughter for Mother’s Day – Poland celebrates on a different day, besides, my Polish daughter told me today she doesn’t think of me as her mother!!
Well that last is a rather quandary-making revelation – meant I’m sure in the best possible way 🙂
Agree! Definitely one of my fav! 😃
Ahh yes, the paid a vast amount of money for bulbs back then!
A king’s ransom indeed…
Tulipany are everywhere in the Polish gardens Tish. I love them xx
That’s a great word, Jo – I shall put it in big letters: TULIPANY! Yay!
Tish- I didn’t know you spoke Polish. Smiling xx
Just the one word 🙂
I bet you know Lavendery as well! X
Beautiful shot Tish. Makes my heart sing.
That’s so lovely to hear, Alison 🙂
I’m denied tulips here, they hate our temperature and humidity so I love to see them on your blog Tish.
Glad to oblige with a bunch, Pauline. It’s a shame you can’t grow them.
I loved them when we were house sitting in Canberra, a much cooler climate than we have. https://pommepal.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/fabulous-fabulous-floriade/
Absolutely wonderful shot Tish!!! You are right… Nature is never the same!!!
Such gorgeous tulips and great colours Tish! You captured them so beautifully. 😀 ♥
Thank you, Sonel 🙂
I love the fabulous array of colors in your vase. One heck of an artist’s pallet laid out in tulips.
It’s like its own old Dutch master painting isn’t it 🙂
Yes, very much so.
They are gorgeous!!
Very lovely, and you can see why the Dutch go crazy…even today…over tulips. I still have not been to Holland during tulip season, but it’s on my list. The Dutch were some of the first to import coffee, as well!
Yes, so many good reasons to go to Holland, coffee and tulips and loads more besides.
Plus, my ancestry is from there, the island of Texel…I can see why they left…