“I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli. Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun. I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face.”
― Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and Her German Garden

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  1. I love tulips too… and I wish they would stay longer with us ;O)))

  2. Sue says:

    Oh, lovely macro….I never get that close to my decaying flowers!

  3. Su Leslie says:

    Me too!! I recently read Anna Pavord’s book about tulips. Fascinating.

  4. I like Tulips as well. I wish they lived a bit longer into the season.
    I like the quote you added to go along with the image too.

  5. billgncs says:

    tulips – the flower required for a kiss….

  6. Jet Eliot says:

    This quote is such a lovely tribute to the tulip, and the intimate look inside is equally as wonderful.

  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Janet, wonderful photo. 😀

  8. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful photo, Janet. I do like tulips.

  9. Janet, enjoyed your perspective and spying, which produced an intriguing view of the inner workings of the tulip.

  10. restlessjo says:

    Fantastic colour, Janet 🙂 🙂 Another good week?

  11. joey says:

    Tulips are my favorite ❤ Fab quote!

  12. dweezer19 says:

    Brilliant macro shot. Tulips are amazing.

  13. eklastic says:

    Wonderful macro. And the colour is just so like spring – here comes the sun!