Monday, March 5, 2012

A Bouquet of Tulips For You

We finally got the snow which usually come around mid-December.
I have had to do quite a lot of shovelling,but I refuse to complain.
The snow creates a beautiful landscape.
For today I want to look ahead to the spring season and the Tulips it brings.

All of these were photographed on my own yard,by me.
Tulips come in so many different shades and each of them beautiful


I do not have names for the various flowers as they have been in the ground for quite some time.


Each colour and shade has its own beauty.
I am thankful I don't need to pick a favourite ,as that would be nearly impossible.


I love the red,but I also love the soft colours.
For me it will be a while before I get to see the Tulips push through the ground.In the meantime I can look at these and dream of the flowers yet to come.


I think this one is the same kind as the first one,but taken from a different angle.
I love that bright colour on the inside.To see this means I have to stop and actually look at the flower. I am trying to develop the habit of slowing down and really enjoying nature and all it has too give.


Thought for Today:
Today feel the awe and wonder of God's creation.

43 comments:

Mary said...

I really like that pink one! I used to have some like that and always loved the shape of them. I like the way the sun shows through the red one, too. Lovely! I can't wait for spring!

TexWisGirl said...

the frames you put on these really accent the individual blooms to show them off. nicely done, ruth!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I, too, like the way you've captured the light shining through the blooms on a couple of these. They're all beautiful. And the frames certainly do set them off nicely.

Karin said...

I do feel the awe and wonder of God's creation as I enjoy your tulips - as well as when I look outside and see everything covered in white and more flakes dancing from the sky! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that shade of pink! My girls bought me a dozen of that color of tulips and they lasted longer than other other tulip bouquet I ever had. I know it can't be the color that made them last longer - but I sure enjoyed them!

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning!!! All of them.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous tulips, Ruth... I love tulips and can't wait 'til we have some in bloom here.

Glad you got your snow!!!! Wish we had have gotten some this winter... Sigh!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Diane said...

I love them all Ruth but my very favorite is the pink or apricot. Beauiful springtime shots. Enjoy the snow! Diane

Ginny Hartzler said...

I WILL pick a favorite, the first and last one. So delicate, and perfectly shaped, so pale and beautiful!! We got quite a bit of snow today and schools were closed, then it is to be 70 degrees in a few days. Wild! Quite a few jonquils have come up already, they are so confused!

Montanagirl said...

Marvelous. Such lovely colors!

Dawning Inspiration said...

Lovely tulips, Ruth. That's a great thing to do - stopping to enjoy the moment of beauty in the flowers!

forgetmenot said...

I would have a hard time choosing a favorite too--they are all beautiful. I love the background treatment too. Spring, Spring--please come soon. Have a good week. Mickie :)

Arija said...

Your tulips are magnificent Ruth.

Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers.

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos and a lovely look ahead to spring! Tulips don't do well here, so I have to buy them at the store if I want any. Today I brought home daffodils. It may still be winter outside but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little color inside.

Shaun said...

Really impressed with these, and I like those internal Borders that you have added. Keep up the good work
Saun

Valerie said...

Of course the first is my favorite - the pink and green . . . just something about those two colors together! I found that once I started taking macro photo's - I was slowing down and really starting to pay attention to the world around me. Flowers and birds that you usually see for just a second - as you pass by - are able to be looked at so much more carefully. It's a good reminder to us to - not walk past anything - or anyone - with just a casual glance - when there is so much more on the inside too see when we take a more than just a moment!

♥ Helen said...

Tulips are my favorite :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful tulips one and all.

Thanks for sharing their beauty with us. I'm not able to grow them down here in s.e. FL so I always enjoy them via gardens on the web.

FlowerLady

Sandra said...

so much brilliant and beautiful color here and you are right, hard to pick a favorite, but i am going to pick the second orange one for mine today. gorgeous shots

Nancy said...

Ruth, you yard must be a garden of beauty to behold....These flowers are incredible and your photography skills are amazing...

God pulled out the stops when He started creating flowers, didn't He?

I hope you have a good day....

Christine said...

They're all beautiful Ruth; but my favorite one is that lovely pink!

Connie said...

Tulips really show off in front of a camera - maybe because light comes through the petals and we often do not slow down long enough to notice. The last shot, looking down into the tulip is beautiful as well.

Unknown said...

Ruth, oh what lovely shots! I do so love the tulips! I think because of the huge variety and the wonderful colours!
Snowed here last night. I wish spring would get here. Clocks change this weekend and it's still playing winter!

happyone said...

They are all beautiful but for me the red ones are always my favorites. : )

Becky said...

I DO love Tulips, and anxiously await them each Spring. I really like what you have done with these photos too. Take care.
Our snow is nearly all gone. YEA!
B.

Shug said...

Tulips...one of my favorite flowers.
Your pictures are so beautiful and I thank you for capturing the beauty of each flower. I once had a bed of tulips and just as soon as the flower would pop out, the tiny rabbits would eat them...so frustrating but glad I could feed the bunnies..
Blessings

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Each one is beautiful Ruth. I love tulips, however our climate it too warm for them to grow well. I plan to grow a handful in a pot this winter.

Anonymous said...

SO gorgeous!

Willard said...

Exquisite images--I always love the flower photographs.

Michelle said...

These are beautiful, Ruth. Right down to the pretty frames and your thought for today. :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Beautiful colors and a sure sign we want spring to arrive.

laveta'splace said...

Beautiful tulips. It's good to have photos to look back on for remembering and anticipation

Janice K said...

Those are all so beautiful. I especially like the pale pink one. I planted some similar in color but it seemed after the first year they didn't bloom in that same soft pink shade--they were other colors instead.

Kerri Farley said...

Thank you for sharing these lovlies with us!

EG CameraGirl said...

Although I'm looking forward to spring, I also enjoy the snow because it's so beautiful. You have such gorgeous tulips!

George said...

This is a beautiful bouquet you've shared with us. The colors are simply gorgeous. One advantage of walking around with a camera in hand is that I become more aware of the subtle changes I see in God's marvelous creation.

Neal said...

Gorgeous Ruth.

Anita Johnson said...

These are beautiful! the deer usually eat ours before we can see them, a multi colored salad bar to them!

Debbie said...

these are so pretty ruth!! your right, good thing we don't have to pick a favorite, impossible!!

Pat said...

These tulip photos are stunning, Ruth! I especially like the last one with the brighter orange color on the inside of the petals. I cannot grow tulips where I live unless they are in containers because the gophers eat all of the ones planted in the ground (grrr). If the gophers don't get them, the deer do. Oh well, I have my daffodils.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

They're all beautiful, Ruth. You have a green thumb and great eye.

Jerry said...

Ruth, I'm addicted to God's creation - and you're pretty good at photographing it!

Hilary said...

It's a beautiful bouquet.. thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing flowers in bloom again.. it should be soon. Until then, I'll just take in the beauty of yours.

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Pretty pictures:) I love taking photos of flowers!