Bless my bloomersPosted: April 3, 2012
The tulips are beginning to bloom. Some are already wide open and collecting sunshine and bees. Others are just starting to unfurl. The tulip pictured above is one of my favorites. I’m not sure what type they are, but they always remind me of fiery sunsets.
We have red tulips in our front garden that were here when we bought the place. They are so red that it is difficult to take a good photo of them because the red washes out the details of the petals. Here is an example:
The red is almost blinding, isn’t it? I should have warned you. Here is the same photo converted to a filtered black and white:
The last time I saw an almost-black tulip was at Longwood Gardens back in 2007.
After a lovely, sunny morning, rain has once more arrived in the Bogs. The earth needs it so I won’t complain. Not that it would do me any good to complain about the weather. We take what we’re given.
Well, I can’t think of anything else to ramble on about today. Thank you so much for visiting. If you want to go for a walk around the pond, I’d suggest wearing your wellies and bringing along an umbrella. Keep an eye on the sky as well. Thunderstorms are in the forecast for this evening. Chances are, lightning will strike a tree before it strikes you, but you never know.
P.S. For those of you interested in Picnik and it’s upcoming closing, Picasa has a new update that includes some of the features found on Picnik. I’ve also given Pixlr a try, but don’t know enough about it yet to recommend it. It seems pretty cool. The photo above was altered in Pixlr. I’ve recently read about PicMonkey (which, I gather, is brought to us by the some of the same folks who engineered Picnik — you can read about it here and you should because it’s amusing). I gave it a quick try for this post:
- Peregrination (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Garfield Park Conservatory – Tulips in the Sunken Garden (dezradespain.wordpress.com)
- Tulips in motion (graybeardtrail.wordpress.com)
- PicMonkey outshines Web photo editors with a clean UI and impressive toolbox (digitaltrends.com)