Friday, February 22, 2013
Tulips in February
Tulips are perennial favorites...literally. They faithfully come back year after year to show off their shocking shades of reds, yellows and whites and the myriads of colors in between.
I got this bouquet from my Valentine and I have to say I was so pleased when he came in the door with them. It had been a tough week with my mom in the hospital (she's in a rehab facility now.) It made this bouquet even more special and amazing.
So, I decided to have some fun with a few photos I was able to take of them. The first has two textures from Kim Klassen.
The second had no filters, the third one has a few effects.
I planted my first tulip bulbs almost 20 years ago from some extra bulbs dug up from a church flower bed being redone. I really didn't think they would grow the next spring, but like faithful beacons, they came up and a few remaining continue to come up year after year. Well, maybe not the originals, but their progeny for sure. Planted in fall with a bit of bone meal, and without rodents eating them, they will pretty much take care of themselves with little help from me.
A bit of springtime in February...lovely.
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