Sunday, 5 April 2009

Today's Flowers. Young and Old




Tulips a few days after I got them.

 
 




 
 
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The same tulips after two weeks.

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33 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Those are just stunning. I am sojealous but also inspired to do better in the tulip department here. Thanks for the incentive.

Pacey said...

Ha! Mooie bloomen Wil. I've never seen such tulip like these, so far the tulips I've seen are those at the Keukenhof, though my favorite patient said to me that there are a lot of types of tulips. Groetjes!

Pacey said...

Not yet, it was just set to exclusive. Maybe we should try a little later.

Miss_Yves said...

les photos dues tulipes sont très belles et le passage du temps est très intéressant.

Louise said...

SOOO pretty!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Interesting contrast, Wil. I'm surprised at how good the old ones still look. Even one-week-old tulips at my house would have shattered and fallen apart. Those had a lovely, lovely colour when fresh.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Those are so pretty! Great shots.
:-) Love the little cutie in your header too.

Tarolino said...

Funny how the colour dissapears that much. They started out very lovely. Such a strong red and yellow. Nice to see the contrast though.

kayleen said...

Lovely tulips! Suprising how long they lasted. The frilly edges are really neat.

Nebraska Birding

marina said...

Great shots! Pretty colors too!

VALKYRIEN said...

Lovely tulips! And your shots show they can be beautiful at a time some people throw them!

What a qute little dog you have on your header today! A real qutie pie! What type of dog is it?

Titania said...

Has the time of the Tulips arrived?Red is always stunning and they hold a long time. Your little darling on the header is very cute.
(titania threemonkeys)

Tink *~*~* said...

Wow, did they really change color so radically? Amazing!

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Renie Burghardt said...

Ah, aren't they just lovely! And still pretty after some time. My tulips aren't blooming yet, but soon. However some of my early irirses are blooming. Spring is just such a delightful time of the year, isn't it Wil?

Hugs,

Renie

Judy said...

There is beauty even in decay! But I love the way you show the "then" and "now" photos so we can compare!
And the cutie in the header, of course!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oh dear. They are such pretty flowers. I wish they lasted longer!

Arija said...

Double Tulips! Tulips and Roses often look even prettier when they come to the end of their life, as do old people. the essence of character shows through, the Rose develops a heightened scent, the Tulip silkier petals and people one hopes, wisdom.

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Simply gorgeous!
I love all!
Great pics!

Denise said...

Beautiful tulip photos. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Patty said...

Hope you had a wonderful week-end.

Etje said...

Prachtige bloemenreeks heb je hier geplaatst.

Groetjes

Naturegirl said...

Tulips seem to last forever! Growing taller in their vases!!

RuneE said...

That is life - one day here young and fresh - the next... :-)

But still useful.

Middle Ditch said...

I have never seen such tulips. They are truly wonderful and I'm not a fan of tulips.

I had a read at your sparrow post and it made me smile how they sat there waiting. By our local pub we have a blackbird that does exactly the same, the cheeky bird

Gramma Ann said...

Hello, Reader Wil,

Those tulips are just lovely, and I can't wait now until mine bloom. But I will have to wait another 2 or 3 weeks.

Anya said...

Dat vind ik nou een nadeel van tulpen.
in het begin zijn ze zo mooi en na een paar dagen is er niets meer van over .
Jammer he ;)
Koopt U toch een nieuwe bos tulpen :))))
Fijne avond, tot ziens
Anya (@^.^@)

Day4plus said...

Bye bye tulips. but you enjoyed them didn't you. MB

Happily Retired Gal said...

BEAUTIFUL flowers ;--)
I'm unable to grow tulips where I live because it doesn't get cold enough.
Hugs and blessings,

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful beautiful tulips Wil. Mine have just started getting buds so won't be long till in bloom.

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

Your tulips are so pretty.

Indrani said...

These tulips are rare in my part of the world. Such beautiful ones, wish I could grow some.

lyliane said...

toutes les tulipes de mon jardin viennent aussi de Hollande, j'en ai de toutes les couleurs.

jeannette stgermain said...

Aah, when I'm lucky, I can hold tulips here for 5 days before the petls fall off. also, we only of the few they have in Holland - I miss them!