Red, yellow and orange all over

Last weekend (don't worry I'll soon stop talking about last weekend) my mom brought a large bouquet of tulips from her garden to give to our hosts. They were breathtakingly beautiful and I snapped more photos of them than was sane.

The tulips are all gone bye* at our home. We're reveling in the beauty and fragrance of lilacs right now, a whole three weeks early. My garden is also a bloom with forget-me-nots, moss phlox, muscari, violas, bleeding hearts, bergenia, vinca minor and columbine. Starting the season of pinks, purples and blues.

But these last tulips of the season were all about red, yellow and orange. I couldn't get enough of these beauties. Thanks so much mom for adding this splash of color and beauty to our weekend.

*Does anyone else use this term gone bye to describe the end of a flowers bloom, I hadn't heard it before moving to Maine. 

Update: looks like no one (of my readers), other than Mainers use the term gone by (seems I spelled it wrong also).

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  • Amanda

    Amanda on May 9, 2010, 12:16 a.m.

    The second picture would look great blown up on my kitchen wall!! Keep up the good work Renee!! I wish we had flowers in bloom here already, I did have my tulips, but when the snow all came a week ago, they are all now flat on the ground.


  • Jenn

    Jenn on May 9, 2010, 4:02 p.m.

    I am loving your photo in this post that is very dark and the one in the post above (the oranges) in that dark dark room with shadows and just a hint of color and light. Great job!! Really moody and beautiful...I love the feeling it evokes in me.


  • Jody

    Jody on May 10, 2010, 4:42 p.m.

    Such gorgeous colors! i have a bouquette of tulips on my table right now...they are not quite gone by here in Turner. (and yes, My family has always used that term. Doesn't everybody? LOL)


  • Amanda

    Amanda on May 10, 2010, 10:31 p.m.

    We say "gone by" too...fwiw...and I'm not from Maine! Those are beautiful colors and this post looks really beautiful to me right now! My little one pulled all the buds off the tulips before they had a chance to bloom this year! And he didn't leave enough stem to put them in water to give them half a chance inside, either. Bah!


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