About tulips ….

Waiting

Waiting

On the coldest, windiest and sorriest day ever – and while waiting for my tulips to flower – I decided to tackle my backup problem. For while I religiously make backups I had not yet found a way to automate the procedure. And I just know it CAN be done: plenty of backup plugins out […]
Confusion

Confusion

And tulips just before they open up can be very interesting, too …. The origins of the word ‘tulip’ –  will post a quote about this from the book ‘the history of the tulip’ by Ron van Dongen, who is a Dutch photographer very much interested in plants and flowers. “Van Dongen works at home […]
Fading

Fading

So I tried again, using my newfound rules. Just in time, as the tulips are fading away very very fast …  Think I appreciate the black-and-white ones most.           Related posts: Magic Tulip mania, time conscious Bouquet [3] Out
Tulip mania, time conscious

Tulip mania, time conscious

Tulip mania struck again – I’ve been photographing tulips for years now. The shape and texture of tulips in decay – somehow this phase strikes me as decadent and beautiful. And it is a kind of time-conscious thing, too.  Have sorted the pics I took earlier this week. I took photo’s in shade and in […]
Dancing

Dancing

I have Tulipa Turkestanica – and lord, are they beautiful! Tiny spots of colour, superbly elegant in line and contour. Am I an idiot to be so happy when I see them dancing?  There is a lot going on in my garden these days. After the massive show of snowdrops I now have daffodils – […]
Up, down

Up, down

These past few weeks I’ve been busier than the proverbial ant. To illustrate this: last week I only had two meals at home, all the others (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) were eaten on location, in the train or on the hoof. Not good! Not smart! Not elegant! I must admit that I took on too much work […]
Gorged

Gorged

Went back to the Botanical Gardens with my real camera, and gorged on plant structure. All pics but the last one were taken in and around the beautiful Palm House. The rhubarb is from Free State Christiania. Not an exotic, but very pretty indeed. Giant Water Lily – Reuzenwaterlelie –  Victoria cruziana Glory Tree – Kransenboom – […]
Multiply

Multiply

And just before going to bed a short post about the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen. Came across it by chance, the enormous Palm House beckoned us, it told us we would be dry and warm. More like humid and hot, but who’s complaining. A majestic building, filled with plants – my idea of heaven. I found some […]