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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

T is for TULIPS

This week on ABC Wednesday, we celebrate and honour the letter T as in today, tomorrow, tomatoes, thunder, tantalize, tangy, tipple, tent, teacher and tutor (me!).  And since it's springtime, not that you'd know it in my region as it's still raining a lot, I thought I'd bring you a few photographs of my favourite flower - the TULIP!

We'll start off with a neighbour's garden (where I used to live) and I took this photo from my driveway looking towards the tremendously beautiful tulip garden. I so wished I could have grown such a beautiful display!
As mentioned, we've had such a wet spring after a horrendous winter with snow that is so rare here, but I do have some shots of tulips covered in raindrops and a group of three yellow ones that were flopped down on the step in the courtyard.

Here are some shots from my second wedding (which was lovely but the marriage didn't last). At least I have these beautiful shots. First, my bouquet at home in a vase and the cake topper.

 Here is a shot of a planter full of beautiful tulips last spring in front of the local library.
These last two shots are of tulips that I discovered on my tour of our courtyard.  Gorgeous!

Wishing everyone a tremendously happy week with warm temperatures and time to admire your tulips and other spring flowers. 


Rajesh said...

Very beautiful and colourful tulips.

Ann said...

I do love tulips also--such beautiful specimens. Years ago we visited The Netherlands and was there during the Tulip Festival.


Photo Cache said...

These are gorgeous.


Reader Wil said...

I love tulips! Thank you for this treat!.

Lea said...

Beautiful, especially the ones with raindrops!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely tulip macro shots and gorgeous colors ~ for T ~ thanks,

Happy Week ahead to you

Melody Steenkamp said...

Gorgeous aren't they

Just 2 weeks ago I went to the Keukenhof, came home with 100-erds of photo's of them

Have a nice ABC-day / week
Melody (team ABC-W)
Preview Round 21 starting july 12th :

Roger Owen Green said...

I wrote about a Tulip Festival today, albeit not on ABCW

Hildred said...

Beautiful tulips, - love the double yellows...

bettyl-NZ said...

I always smile when I see tulips as they are so pretty and varied in color. Your photos are just great!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

love tulips, and I just posted one on after site.