Squirl's Nest

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Tiptoe through the...

All of the tulips in my yard are done now. I've been procrastinating posting the pictures because I thought I hadn't uploaded them to Flickr yet. Pretty lame excuse, I know. Even more lame because, duh, I did have them uploaded. So here are some of them that I'd like to share.

This was at the beginning of the tulips in my yard.
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The sun was a bit bright here.
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I love the colors in this one.
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These were hard to photograph because they were almost a black color.
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You're getting three pictures of the inside of this color tulip. I couldn't believe how delicate it was.
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Also because I caught this little guy at work. He looks cool in the large size.
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Too much paparazzi for him. He's leaving.
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18 comments

Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

Those tulips are absolutely gorgeous. Truly stunning. I love those dark ones too.

Sun Jun 08, 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Kranki! I wish you could've seen them in person. Much better than the pictures.

Sun Jun 08, 07:30:00 PM  
Blogger chia said...

I think it's in better taste to e-mail you what I'm thinking right now.

As it normally is...

Gorgeous shots - seriously the bee's knees :-D (literally)

Sun Jun 08, 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Ooooh, there's another pincer-wielding little bug of some sort in those last two photos with the bee, isn't there? Did you use a macro lens to get those? Man, those are gorgeous tulips!!! Beautiful photos!!

Sun Jun 08, 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, got your e-mail ;-D
Thanks!

E, there's a piece of leaf in there, if that's what you mean. Didn't feel like disturbing the bee in order to get it out. :-)
I do have a macro button on my camera. Still using my original point and shoot digital.
Thanks!!

Mon Jun 09, 09:34:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Those are beautiful Squirl. I now want to really rip out whats in front of the house and do this too. Lots of work. But I bet I could do it.

Mon Jun 09, 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

What a beautiful bed of tulips! I hope they were somewhere where you saw them frequently.

I really like the variety that is yellow on the outside and orangey-red on the inside. There is another one that reminds me of a tulip I got last year - the one that is orangey-red and has the feathering on the edges of each petal. I just love it and love being reminded of it. :-)

Mon Jun 09, 06:18:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, thanks! And good luck growing your own. :-)

Danielle, these were all in my very own backyard! I never really "got into" tulips until the last few years. I can't believe all of the different varieties there are. They really are a gorgeous flower.

Mon Jun 09, 08:38:00 PM  
Blogger here today, gone tomorrow said...

Gorgeous!

Tue Jun 10, 07:31:00 AM  
OpenID thelairoftheplatypus said...

I will show these to Stumpy when she's home at the weekend and, like ne, she will bow down to your superior photographic skill. Gorgeous pictures - I think you could make even my garden look good!

Tue Jun 10, 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Fabulous, Squirl. Both the tulips and the photos are fabulous. Thank you.

Tue Jun 10, 07:47:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

htgt, thanks! I know you already saw them on Flickr. :-)

Platy, thanks! I thought the Brits were supposed to be the ones with the gorgeous gardens. ;-)

Nick, thanks! Glad you enjoyed them.

Tue Jun 10, 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I never knew there was more than one kind of tulip until I was married and he started planting the different varieties. I'm now a huge fan of tulips.

Love the dark ones the best!

Wed Jun 11, 01:40:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, I know, the variations astound me.

Wed Jun 11, 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jenski said...

Hmmm...I can't pick my favorite. I love the color combinations you made planting them!

Sun Jun 15, 09:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jenski, thanks! I had a friend help me. She's been working with flowers for many many years.

Mon Jun 16, 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous The Q said...

I absolutely LOVE tulips. These are gorgeous. The dark ones are stunning.

Tue Jun 17, 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Soozie! Nice to see you!

Tue Jun 17, 08:58:00 PM  

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