Posts Tagged tulips
That it’s the weekend? Ok, go right ahead and groan. Hope your weekend is bright and chipper like these two tulips. Mentioning these tulips, can anyone find what’s different about these as compared to the others featured ? And no, I don’t mean the color and shape. It’s something I don’t recall seeing on a tulip before and it’s looking right at you.
I cannot begin to imagine how many bulbs are planted in the 121 acres here (here being Inniswood Metro Gardens still) but it’s quite a few! They do a magnificent job of tending to all of the flowers and plants in spite of all of us humans who come to enjoy – and from the looks of this warning sign – possibly trod upon the flowers. A few years ago I photographed an area here that was absolutely filled with crocus but on this visit that area was warning tape roped off for renovations.
Today Mother Nature was in a good mood as the weather, while breezy, was sunny and in the low 70’s. Taking advantage of the day we went to Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, Ohio. This beautiful park is a magnet for nature lovers and photographers. While sitting down in the grass to get tulip shots I paused to let one photographer with his assistant pass by carrying their reflector and softbox.
My overalls that I wear when I know I will be getting very close to nature have muddy knees and back pockets from getting in there for the shots (it has been rainy here as of late) but it was so worth it. More spring images will be featured this week so please come back and enjoy.
It has risen from the remains of seasons gone by – and false starts – to delight us all. We bid thee welcome, dear Spring, with open arms and joyful hearts.
Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray
We’ll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me
(Tiptoe through the Tulips – Tiny Tim)
And I didn’t even get through 1/10 of the gardens! I hope by the time I make it back the tulips will still be there; maybe I should take photos of their names so we can all know what type of tulips they are.