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Sunday, 1 May 2016

My Sunday Photo... Tulip

Now how is that for a wonderful blast of spring?
I think that this particular tulip looks like it's been painted by an artist.
The splashes and sweeps of red coming from the artist flamboyant brush strokes.

I finally have been able to spend some time in the garden today and it was fantastic to feel the warmth of the spring sun and to see beautiful blooms putting on a show. 

As usual I'm linking up with My Sunday Photo
with Mersad over at Through my lens,
I heart Macro and Wordless (on Tuesday at image-in-ing)


72 comments:

  1. Wow. A fantastic explosion of colour, captured beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Tim, when I saw it I knew I just had to capture it.
      It's making such a statement in the border and now more have come to join it.

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  2. wow, that's a beauty! Its so open,, amazing,, enjoy that sun,,

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    1. Thanks Laurie,
      It was one of the first tulips to open, but others have come to join the party now... and the sun's shining. Woohoo!

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  3. You are so right - it does look like it has been painted by an artist. This is so beautiful. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. That's what immediately came into my mind when I first saw it Victoria,
      Now it appears that the artist has flicked through the garden with their brush because we have lots more like this one now. I think they're rather fun and I adore the bright sunshine colour.

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  4. It does look like an artist's brush has swept across the petals to give it that splash of colour. Beautiful #MySundayPhoto

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    1. That's what came to my mind when I first saw it. The artist seems to be enjoying themselves because we now have lots more like this one. This one was the first tulip to open.

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  5. That is just beautiful! What stunning colours x

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    1. That's what I thought Kim.
      I planted so many bulbs last year that I'd forgotten what varieties I'd used. It was such a delight to see this stunning specimen. I was so surprised that they came up at all never mind to look this beautiful.

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  6. What a magnificent specimen, and again you have taken a stunning photo.

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    1. No one is more surprised than me Pam. I planted masses of bulbs last year and never thought they'd see the light of day again. Now I have lots of varieties popping up, which makes all the bending and kneeling planting them worthwhile.

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  7. What an absolutely vibrant tulip, it is just stunning Neesie x

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    1. I think exactly the same Cathy, it's really making the garden bright and finally looking like spring.

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  8. Wow! Neesie, that is really a stunning photo! And it does look as if the tulip has been painted by an artist. Much prettier than the tulips I was checking out in Lidls the other day!

    xx

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    1. Aww Debbie, thank you for your kind words. All of those hours spent planting have now started to reward me. I even picked a bunch and brought them into the house.

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  9. Fab photo and brilliant description too. A much needed blast of colour!

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    1. Hehe thanks Catie,
      Thankfully my garden seems to be waking up to spring at last.

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  10. What incredible colours, so bright and vibrant

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Isn't it just Darren, they are making such a fantastic bright statement in my borders.

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  11. Wow!! Talk about sunshine on tap! That tulip screams 'look at me and feel instantly brighter'! It is a true beauty. Wishing you a super happy Sunday. :o)) xoxox

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    1. I thought it would be nice to share such a bright cheerful bloom Mo. No-one is more surprised that they've actually popped up than me. I planted what seemed like masses last year and thought that might be the last I saw of them... so I'm thrilled. They certainly have made a delightful pop of colour in my borders.

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  12. What a love photo. That is one gorgeous tulip. xx

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    1. Thanks Melody,
      I'm thrilled that there's actually more of this gorgeous variety of tulip popping up all over the garden.

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  13. Stunning colors! Great shot of it, too. :)

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    1. Thanks Rita, it's just what we need here with spring still feeling far to chilly. They are like little blasts of sun shining in the flower borders.

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  14. SMILE who wouldn't Smile looking at such a beautiful flower. One of my faves too as I had loads of them in my Denver garden years ago. Thanks for brightening my day!

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    1. Aww thanks Nan, I'm so happy to hear that it brightened your day. That's what it's all about! I don't know what variety it is, but I'd certainly plant more for next year. They are just delightful and cheery.

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  15. so bright and pretty :)

    bit too windy where we are to do much gardening but nice to have the sun finally :D

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    1. Isn't it just Jennifer,
      I haven't spent much time in the garden so far due to that arctic blast that's been whipping through here... but it appears to be abating at last. Maybe I'll be able to get out there soon because it seriously needs some work. Everything's sprouting like mad including the weeds.

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  16. What a vivacious tulip! Makes me want to go out and do a spot of gardening.
    #SundaySketches

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    1. It was a fantastic surprise because the weather had been so cold, that I just didn't expect to see it. I think that's what made it all the more of a treat. There are more opening now which is making the borders pop with colour.

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  17. Totally sumptuous. Nature is wonderful. #mysundayphoto

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    1. I couldn't agree more Helena, I'm a huge fan.

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  18. Such a vibrant and firry colour! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It's spectacular isn't it Ethan,
      They are making my garden pop with colour.

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    1. Thanks Christine, I thought so too.

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    1. Thanks Debra... I'm so glad that I spent hours on my knees planting them now. I did wonder at the time if they'd ever see the light of day again. They are really making an impact in the garden.

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  21. Stunning - beautiful photo Neesie.

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    1. Thanks Kriss, it certainly brightens up my borders.

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  22. One of the most beautiful tulips that I have ever seen...

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    1. I have to agree... I just need to find out it's name now. I don't think I kept the information. I'd certainly plant more of them, as they really make the border pop with colour.

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    1. Precisely Angela, it certainly brightens up the garden.

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    1. Isn't it just Margaret, I knew that I'd planted lots of tulip bulbs last autumn, but I'd forgotten what kind so it's been a wonderful surprise.

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  25. Its so beautiful, I've never seen tulips like that before. I now want to find some!

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    1. I'm needing to find out it's name too Tas, because I never kept the packaging when I planted them. In fact I never thought I'd see them again.

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  26. That's a very particular tulip!! I like those that are different from the usual type of tulip. Nice explosion of colours.

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    1. I'm thrilled with them Susanne, they are really making a statement in the garden. I will have to plant some more for next year.

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  27. That's an amazing tulip - stunning!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/snorkeling-on-saint-thomas.html

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    1. Thanks Sue, for your visit and the link up.

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  28. What a heavenly bloom. The colors are SOSOSO vibrant and beautiful. Wish I was a good watercolorist and could paint it. Our gaffs have all bloomed and gone on so am waiting for my iris now. I have no tulips...and when I did never did I get a bloom like this. It is stunning and your capture is perfection. genie

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    1. It certainly makes me smile Genie,
      I may have a go at painting it myself if I feel brave enough. I have daffs putting on quite a show too... so it's the beginnings of a colourful palette. My iris are only just sprouting, so I've a little time to wait for them to bloom.
      Thank you for your lovely encouraging words.

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  29. Tulips are just the best for bold bright colours

    Mollyxxx

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    1. I think I have to agree Molly,
      It's the first year that I've planted tulips and I must say I'm impressed.

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  30. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!!
    sandy xx

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    1. I guess you think it's beautiful Sandy ;D

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  31. Look at that beauty! Super colour :)

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    1. It's a stunner isn't it Lisa,
      I complained all afternoon when I spent hours on my knees planting them, but they certainly have repaid me with their display.

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  32. Its always nice to see tulips and they have the most amazing colors and yes lately I am noticing their patterns too! Amazing capture this one. #mysundayphoto

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    1. Well I've never planted tulips before, but I'll certainly be planting more. They are putting on a fantastic display.

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  33. A true statement piece indeed, I guess you have to do something special to fight off the attention of all the daffs I imagine you have out in Spring?! :)

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    1. How do you know that I have a daff bonanza going on here Wren?
      You know me so well. Now I need another few hundred tulips to compete with them.

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  34. Wow! Love the colours, it's almost ostentatious it's so bold. I love it! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It's certainly putting on a show Jane,
      It makes me smile every time I pass it.

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  35. Oh how bright and beautiful! Magnificent!

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    1. Thank you Laura,
      I never thought I'd see them again when I planted them back in the autumn, but here they are putting on quite a show.
      I'll certainly be planting some more later this year.

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  36. What a gorgeous tulip - love the splashes of red against the yellow petals :-)

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    1. It is certainly striking with those splashes of colour Louise and the yellow is very intense.

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