Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Dance of the Tulip

Said the sun to the fair maiden, "Will you dance for me?" "I will", she replied, but first tell me, why must you leave each evening? Don't you know how cold and dark it is without you here?" "My dear," said the sun. "All you need to do is tuck yourself amongst my rays and I will carry you with me, and you will never know cold or darkness again."

There are beautiful yellow tulips gracing both sides of the front porch of the old farmhouse. I gaze at them in astonishment each day as I pull in the drive. I'm amazed, not because of how lovely they are but rather because this is our third spring in the farmhouse yet this is the first time they have bloomed here, and I didn't plant them. Do tulips go dormant and come back or do I have a tulip fairy looking out for me? If it's the latter, I only hope she returns next year.

And have you been wondering, by chance, who won the bookmark giveaway?

The girl twin and I have been struck with a bad case of the sniffles,
but we finally got our act together. I'll let her tell you who won.

And yes, it's May 17th and we have a fire going.

Linking to:
Watery Wednesday

~Be well friends~


TexWisGirl said...

Nice to see the Glimmer Twins 'live and in person'! :)

Congrats to Elizabeth!

Jenni said...

You are very lucky to just have tulips popping up, what a gorgeous surprise. Normally they need to be pulled out after flowering and bulbs replanted for next season.
Beautiful texture, and a sweet owl.

Buttons Thoughts said...

I love the little verse at the top. Yes tulips come up every year. I have my fire going too"Oh will this ever end?" lol
Get well soon the weather is not helping the sniffles. Keep warm B

don said...

I like the processing and shooting you did to come up with such a nice flower shot. Very well done.

Tami said...

Tulips are my favorite! Congratulations Elizabeth, happy reading!!!

Amber D said...

I really like the edit you did on the flower picture I really like the texture.

Unknown said...

How cute is that video! Thanks so much to the Glimmer twins for their help in drawing my name.

Love the textures on your photos and this header is just gorgeous too.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice! Have a great Watery Wednesday!

Michelle said...

Nice to see the Glimmer Twins! Love the texture on the photos.

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

Love the texture in the tulip and bleeding hearts photo! I still need to try this!

I've never heard of tulips that suddenly bloomed like that, very curious :)

Happy spring and warm weather to you Andrea!


Suffia said...

Hi, it's an amazing shot. Your yellow tulip is gorgeous, love it.


Nancy said...

Very pretty photos, Andrea. Spring flowers are the best! :)

Becca's Dirt said...

Pretty photos.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I do think the Tulip Fairy has been visiting! How lovely of her!

Congrats to Elisabeth!
And hello to the Glimmer twins :)
xo, misha

p.s. I would love to see your *other self*!

Elle Bee said...

Oh I love seeing your kids "for real"!! And I love hearing your voice! As always, beautiful photos.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hello! This is my first visit to your blog. I saw your link at Cottage Flora Thursday. I don't know much about tulips but I'd like to plant some one day. Just think of yours as a little gift from the past! We are restoring an old home, too. I'm now following you and I'm off to read some more of your posts.

KK said...

I don't have any tulip experience but I'm hoping you have a tulip fairy.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - so fun when the garden begins to awaken! oxox, tracie

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice.