Friday, March 21, 2008

Saw my first tulips in bloom Friday. . .

Went for a long walk Friday and finished up at the downtown park where I was checking to see the TULIPS progress. Each Spring, there are hundreds of them in bloom there. None last week. Just this bronze statue of the girl handing the man a tulip from her collection . . .

Today, I was given a wonderful surprise. As I entered the north end of the park, my view was pretty Hyacinths.




THEN on the southern area of the park, my eyes were blessed with the first blooming tulips of the season and I eagerly snapped a few shots of the different colors available so far.







I know that in awhile, there will be many more kinds popping up. In fact, by Easter, these should be wide open and ready for another photo session with my camera. . . the anticipation is just about killing me. . . YET, tonight on the news they predict snow at low elevations for us!!!!!!!!!!!! Where was our snow in winter? I had given up on it and am enjoying SPRING now . . . or so I thought. Hope the weatherman is wrong this time much as I love snow IN WINTER!

8 comments:

KOSTAS said...

Very good post, the photographs are splendid, the colours and their nuances marvellous. The statue amazing!

Happy Easter!

dot said...

What a treat to see all those pretty tulips in bloom! I like the statue also. Very sweet. At first glace I thought they were playing patty cake. lol. About those other flowers, are you sure they are forsythia? Around here they look very different and are yellow but then I don't recognize many flowers.

Sonia said...

What a wonderful gallery of flowers! Those photos are breathtaking!

Have a Happy Easter!

Travis said...

Very nice post. Those flowers look beautiful. Nice colors. I really like the statue.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are gorgeous photos, Paulie. Looks like spring is really coming along on your side of Creation!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh how wonderful it was to see all that, it still will be some time before we see it here
I love that park bench and the little girl that is great

Love Bears All Things said...

Well, as I said we had snow in Alabama in April once so you may get snow yet.
I love this park, what a beautiful place to hang out. I like the sculpture.
You live in a nice place.
I haven't seen any tulips yet. I have daffodils blooming, creeping phlox, hycinths and some other things.
I noticed my Iris have heads so they'll be blooming soon.
Mama Bear

RuneE said...

Thank you very much for you kind comments! I only wish I could have shown you tulips and such thing instead of crocuses and icicles!