Monday, January 23, 2012

Ready For Tulips


After this weekend's roller coaster weather I'm so ready for tulips... I almost bought some last Thursday, when I saw buckets full of tulips in every colour you can think of at a local Farmers' Market. Today, I can't even remember why I didn't buy some, maybe the blue sky that day was enough to make me happy.

I brought my Christmas Rose in from my balcony for a little photo shooting and yes, that made me happy, too! Aren't those buds just beautiful? I'm so fascinated about how those blossoms fold out, change and develop.

Have a wonderful start into a colourful week - see you over at Lisa's to take a look at all those gorgeous submissions for this week's Creative Exchange.

32 comments:

hootnonny said...

Your Christmas rose make me happy too!

Kimberly June said...

Such beautiful colors.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful flower! i´m no. 100 ♥

Angie said...

Rosie, they are beautiful. Yes. :) I always find myself fascinated with the way flowers unfold themselves too -very mysterious, and never within your sight - they are private in that way. Ha hah! I have just bought some buttercups - can't wait for them to transform behind my back so that I can shoot them with my camera. :)

Pat said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I have a Christmas cactus blooming outside my front door. My question is "how do it know" (to bloom at Christmas every year)!

justine said...

I love that white and green, so spring like and really makes you happy.

hannah said...

That's not just any Christmas Rose: that is a beautiful variety.
I've just been looking out for mine in the garden, and they look pretty miserable compared to last year.
You must have looked after them very well indeed on your balcony.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Beautiful macro!

Anna said...

Hi Rosie,
You certainly cultivated a bit of beauty here! Flowers and blue sky, sounds like a super combo to me:) I like your space/cropping arrangement here - different and creative.
Thanks for your comment. Sounds like you have a number of arty ventures going.

Evelyn S. said...

Fabulous Christmas Rose image! I love the POV here, Rosie.

lisa said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Christmas Rose before Rosie, but this sure is beautiful! I love the way you composed this, and the yellow is so cheerful!

Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa. xo

Henrietta Hassinen said...

I love Christmas Rose , it is fantastic flower. Mine is suffering because here is n enough light for it but I hope it will survive until the spring comes that I can put it in to the soil outside.

Leanne said...

Such a pretty shot.

Margaret said...

The greens and yellow here are so pleasant to see in dull January! And such soft white petals. I wonder what setting you had this on?

Sherri B. said...

What a beautiful capture...and how envious I am that you have a local farmer's market that sells tulips in every color! That sounds wonderful...you're very lucky! Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing.

gina said...

I've never seen a Christmas rose before either -- how lovely! Does it always bloom in Dec/Jan? The color and focus make for a beautiful shot.

Jeanne said...

Rosie, this Christmas rose is just lovely! Thanks for sharing this

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So delicate. I've heard of Lenten Rose, but not Christmas Rose. I'll have to do more investigation. Thanks for the lesson, Rosie! ;

Minoru said...

Beautiful Chrismas rose! I am looking forward to seeing tulips in full bloom.

Dorian Susan said...

Next time you see tulips...buy them!! You deserve them.
Love the focus right on the center here. Beatiful....hope it carries you another step closer to spring.

Debbie said...

i am ready too!!

all my bulbs are popping out of the ground, confused with all the warm weather we have been having!!

beautiful flower, there is just something about white with a splash of yellow!!

turnitintosong said...

Rosie, how beautiful. I've never seen a Christmas rose either. Your capture of it is just lovely. And, that yellow has definitely cast some sunshine into a grey day here. Thanks!

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous shot. So fresh. I love it....

Hugs, Linda

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Just perfect. V

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Rosie, your Christmas rose is delightful! Love the bright white petals contrasted with the lime green and yellow center. Hope you get your tulips soon. Be sure and share them here!!

Deanna said...

I bought tulips last week and have photographed them every day since. We all crave colors and sunshine... Your little Christmas Rose is beautiful. What a bright spot in your world.

Ellie said...

Beautiful tulips - love the light and whiteness of them. Lovely pictures

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo.

Regards and best wishes

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful photo of your CHristmas Rose, love the centre.

maureen said...

What a lovely shot, I agree, I'm so ready for tulips and a bit more sunshine.

Chrissy Lewis said...

This is a really beautiful and clean capture Rosie!

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