Friday, December 03, 2010

Friday Field Trip - Tulips

(I'm over at the Author Expressions Blog today. And I've got another recipe to share--would love it if you'd drop by and say hi.)



I don't have any pretty snowscapes, because it hasn't been snowing that much here yet. So, how about a complete reversal, I was looking at some of the pictures Art Caputi shared with me (he sent his gorgeous views from the Pacific Northwest not too long ago) and I decided to add a few of my own as well. (The first 3 are mine, the rest are Art's.) Enjoy! And PLEASE consider sending me some of your own pictures to share here.




















9 comments:

Maryann Miller said...

The tulips are magnificent. Were the pictures taken at a tulip farm? I have neighbors who used to grow flowers for sale to flower shops and they had rows and rows that looked similar to those in the 6th picture here. It was fascinating to stand at one end and see how far the rows extended. And I am thrilled when I get two or three flowers to bloom in my yard. LOL

Terry Odell said...

Maryann - I took mine at the Keukenhof in the Netherlands, which is a private garden open only a few times a year. I didn't ask Art where he took his. But yes, we also saw fields and fields of tulips when we were driving through the Netherlands. They grow them for the bulbs, so they just chop the heads off and leave them on the ground.

Mom` said...

Love the photos. The menorah looks familiar
Mom

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I love tulips! It's cold here today and you made me feel like it was spring. :)

Terry Odell said...

Elizabeth, we couldn't grow these sorts of flowers in Florida, and we can't grow them here either, but my mom plants them every year and hers are gorgeous (although not on this scale!)

Mason Canyon said...

Oh, you make me long for summer again. Beautiful photos.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Wynter Daniels said...

Flowers are beautiful! And right on time as the cool weather sets in.

Carol Kilgore said...

I blogged about winter today. Now I'm ready for spring!

Terry Odell said...

Mason, Carol - I'm still enjoying discovering winter up here.

Wynter - down where you are, this is a better time for flowers.