I can’t believe that I’m posting about tulips yet again. Seriously, they never get much time from me on the blog. Considering I have a total of six blooms, I’m even more astounded at the press they are getting this year.
I have four solid-purple blooms. They all came up together last week, tidy tight blossoms in one repurposed Celebrations chocolates tub. Before they fully opened, it got windy as hell and one succumbed to the wind and broke off at the base. I brought it inside and stuck it in a vase; and begorrah bajezus, it is still going strong.
Yesterday morning I moved it from the fireplace mantle to the kitchen windowsill, and was awestruck by the light coming through the base of the stem.
I did my best with the iPhone, and we intend to get out the real camera for better photos if and when we have some damned sunshine in the morning. It’s just been miserable out there all weekend, which really sucks as it is also a bank holiday and we have tomorrow off, too. Nothing but misty rain and clouds, FFS.
This is a pic without flash – it is overexposed due to picking up the backlighting. But I can’t care that much, it is stunning.
The centre rather looks like a giraffe’s head, doesn’t it?
I used the flash here, to see into the centre of the flower. It is much more true to the actual colour of the petals, but I hate seeing all that rubbish out my window.
Amazing, isn’t it? I love my people, and my pets – and I also love my plants. I could never create art as beautiful as this simple flower.
*I didn’t mess with these photos at all, other than to crop them.
I adore the colour, that’s amazing. It looks a little like a Triffid tho, so it gave me tiny goosebumps of fear. Thankfully though yours are just beautiful flowers 🙂
Yay, a comment!!! I hate tagging things with photography: lots of new followers who never say a word and just want follows back. Ugh!
Did The Day of the Triffids get to you a bit, then? I promise, it’s just little 🙂 and no roots for walking on!
A bit, I was feckin traumatized. It was the scariest thing on the BBC way back when. I still don’t think I’d like it today if I watched it lol Did they ever make it for the big screen?
Hmm, I’m not sure! I’ve read the book, and that was pretty scary. For creepy plant stuff, it was Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Donald Sutherland version) that got to me. Pod-people… And that horrible scream…!
I’ve not seen that one. I don’t do horrors at all. I always wanted to go watch one at a cinema to see if I could actually die of fright. I know that sounds very dramatic, but it is a possibility lol
Ah, no! I am a big horror fan. I do think it is funny that my hubby can’t watch The Exorcist to this day, whereas I found it entirely boring. An Irish thing maybe?
Perhaps, We had tales of Banshee’s and suck like to keep our knees knocking into the wee small hours lol
I’m an old pro at scary books and movies – fell asleep during the original Alien and have been reading Stephen King since the mid-seventies. It takes a lot to creep me out! I did like the remake of War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise (despite detesting him as a person) and just love Cloverfield. But if you want shivers, look at your closed curtains and just imagine opening them up, in the dark, and finding a face RIGHT THERE looking back in at you. Oh yeah.
I’d rather not thanks lol and stop scaring me ffs!!
Have you ever seen any of an old show from the UK called Hammer House or Horror? It used to on on Saturdays night and it creeped me out now end lol
Ah yes, the Hammer films are classics! Cheap and cheesy but still good frights!
The pipes was the worst one, where it was the birthday party and they split spraying blood everywhere. I haven’t celebrated my birthday since 1978 just in case lol
Hahaha oh my. You’re an overthinker for sure!
Most certainly lol
Yes, there was a movie-house version — it was my first exposure to the story. And it was terrifying.
Oh no, don’t make me watch it, I’ll never sleep again lol
Two wonderful and very different shots of perfection!
Oh my fucking g**! The second one is astounding!! I almost regret having picked only underwater plants lol
Everyone knows flowers are pretty – but seeing them from a different perspective makes a world of difference! Yes the second one is much more true to life colour. I’m just glad I didn’t just plonk it down and walk away, but took a moment to actually LOOK.
I love tulips!
I think as a Dutchwoman, you are required to!
I’ve read somewhere that tulips are officially from turkey?
What? Well who cares – it was the Dutch made them so famous (and expensive for a while there)!
That second pic is just too cool for words! Love it!