Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Little Pink


The temperatures around here are the coldest they've been this winter - hovering around freezing. Some areas have had snow. Last night I went outside and a few flakes twirled lazily to the ground. But that was all. I'm still hoping for a snowfall this week.


I bought a bunch of tulips this week. They were just tight buds but have quickly opened in the warmth of the house. I love the way they anticipate spring. I try to stick with seasonal flowers from the yard, but at this time of year nothing's blooming. I took them outside to photograph them and love the way the shadows fall across them. 


Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary at the Little Red House.





23 comments:

Alina said...

The tulips are sooo lovely !
Snow...I know, my Daughter lives in Oak Harbor,accross the border, they got snowed in...
Well,I am sending You warm hugs from cooler than usual Florida !!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Ohhhh! Those flowers are a welcome sight with all of this cold weather!

blessings,
karianne

Pondside said...

I think pink tulips are such a heart-lifter at this time of year. We've just come in from a concert and it's -5 up here, and the thermometer is heading lower. We need all the pink we can get!

marigold jam said...

They are beautiful and your photos are lovely too. I notice each time I read your blog that you have a small motif of lace and I think it is the same as some I have and have used on a crazy patchwork cushion - see my most recent post! Was it a piece of material from which you were able to cut the motifs? Mine was.

eileeninmd said...

I love tulips, gorgeous color and blooms. They would brighten up my room for sure. Wonderful photos and mosaic.

Vee said...

There is nothing much more lovely than a tulip! What wonderful pinks!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful, love that shade of pink. A reminder of spring to come. I hope you have a wonderful week, Jen

Maggie said...

Gorgeous pink tulips, the first I've seen this year.
What a lovely start to the week.

Carol said...

Beautiful mosaic. The tulips are gorgeous!

mary said...

Oh my that is so beautiful!!

Yellow Rose

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your tulips are lovely and will brighten up your home. I see you've already gotten some warm hugs from cool Florida...sending a few more! ♥♥♥

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

At least the tulips will bring a bit of spring into the home. The pink colour is so pretty. V

Andrea Dawn said...

I was eyeing the lovely bundles of colour while shopping this week. Seems hard not to smile at tulips.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So pretty! I think I need me some tulips...to go with the snow.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Tulips are special all year round. I love the lovely pink color of yours. Pink was my Mom's favorite color so your post made me smile.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a lot of joy they must give you, they're perfect and such a beautiful pink.
I could see you took the photo outside and I imagined they were in a container (you can tell I'm not used to snow and very cold temperatures)!!!!

I feel the need to buy flowers in winter time too Lorrie, when skies are grey and moods are down, a little ray of sunshine like this cheers me up no end!!!

Shane x

Sheila said...

One of the things I love to do when I visit your part of the world is to take pictures of the flowers in front of the stores. No one seems to mind and they are full of such vibrant colours. If I'm not mistaken you may have had a little snow by now. Keep smiling Lorrie!

materfamilias said...

There is nothing like bringing home a glorious collection of the first tulips to arrive in the stores in our January greys -- haven't picked mine up yet, but I can't wait! Enjoy yours!

Beverly said...

Lorrie, these tulips are breathtaking. You need to share these on Pink Saturday.

Friko said...

There is such a temptation to buy spring flowers, but I always resist. I don't want to spoil the pleasure when their time comes.

In the meantime, boring chrysanthemums and flowering branches from the garden have to do.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So very BEAUTIFUL!

James said...

Is that a winter flower? Because we have a winter flower called Sapphire Rings .

Barbara said...

A lovely reminder of Spring.