Tulips

Keukenhof

Made the rash decision to go to Keukenhof at Easter weekend. I decided to get up very very early and arrive at Keukenhof the moment it opens its doors, which is at 8.00 sharp. Best decision ever, we had the ...
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Black and white wins

And tried again again .... Ok, black and white wins ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Zillion

Had an extremely fruitful meeting with a sub-group of the dKvhT people today, then went to celebrate a friends birthday, then came home to find much beauty to be photographed. This botanical tulip is named 'Little Beauty' - a trite ...
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Dead

Bulb Planting Time Last night he said the dead were dead And scoffed my faith to scorn; I found him at a tulip bed When I passed by at morn. “O ho!” said I, “the frost is near| And mist ...
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Wine-red

The Tulip Perhaps the tulip know the fickleness Of Fortune’s smile, for on  her stalk’s green shaft She bears a wine cup through the wilderness. [Hafiz] The burning tulips Some day countless red tulips, red tulips flames shall sprout from ...
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Tulip-ness

Latest try on capturing essential tulip-ness:   ...
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The air was calm enough

Of course! Essential tulip-ness can also be expressed through poetry. Found this one by chance today: “Before they came the air was calm enough, Coming and going, breath by breath, without any fuss. Then the tulips filled it up like a ...
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