For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, the theme is single flowers. Come tiptoe through the tulips with me! (All were taken of tulips in my garden.)
Some of the tulips I planted several years ago, like the white one below:
Others are new this year. Last October, my husband and I were in Holland, Michigan. The main tourist attraction,Veldheer’s Tulip Factory (it also has a wooden shoe factory and Delft china factory), was open even though no tulips were on display. However, you can buy tulip bulbs there and choose from almost any species of tulip there is! They give you a paper bag and you go around picking the bulbs you want. Each species had a picture of the flower and an open bin of bulbs below. They charge by the number you put into your bag. Of course, by the time I was finished, I had no idea which bulb was which!
So I got a beautiful surprise this spring when many of the bulbs produced a variety of colors and types of tulips! Below are some of these.
I love taking photos of tulips from above, revealing the inside of the flower. It’s sort of erotic.
Finally, this is my favorite of all – it’s so delicate and such a beautiful color, as if painted with a paint brush.