Saturday, March 08, 2014

Tulip Mileage



The heart of a tulip, blushing pink with a golden center. Although it poured rain most of the day, cut flowers bring a little sunshine indoors. 

I spent a few hours today cuddling with Mister F who has his days and nights mixed up and two very tired parents. There's nothing like holding a sleeping baby for utter coziness. 

I'm hoping you are finding some measure of sun/joy/happiness during these last lingering late winter days. 

Linking to Sunlit Sunday hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden. 

30 comments:

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Lorrie, that is a BEAUTIFUL photo. You should enlarge and frame it. Mr. F and his parents are very lucky to have you so close by.

Andrea Dawn said...

Beautiful macro shot, Lorrie. Trying not to be envious of those baby snuggles.

Cheryl said...

"Utter coziness" is a perfect description. I am trying not to envy, as my youngest grandchild is three years old. It's been a while since I have had the intense pleasure of holding a sleeping infant. Enjoy!

My Little Home and Garden said...

How soft and pretty the tulip looks. I picked up a bouquet yesterday. Waiting for them to open is half the fun.

Enjoy all those wonderful snuggles with the newest member of the family.

Karen

GretchenJoanna said...

That is the loveliest... Happy Spring!

Connie said...

My. my, my what a lovely photo :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Tulips are a welcome bit of sunshine, that's for sure! Hope Mr. F sorts out his time schedule so his parents can sleep. :)

Cindy said...

I can't wait to see my tulip garden popping. I'm home a short two weeks from visiting babies and grand-babies and miss them like crazy. Grandma had her own rocking chair.

Poppy said...

Your tulip, perfect in its pink prettiness, like strawberry swirls in vanilla ice cream, melts my heart; much like your little bundle of joy, I'm sure, has already managed to do to yours.

Enjoy, Lorrie! Thanks for sharing!

Poppy

Snap said...

Beautiful! I try to get as much mileage from my cut flowers, too ... beautiful at all stages. Stay cozy with the babe!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

A little sunshine - filtered by the clouds passing by - and warming a little - that is happiness to me. I had a chance to buy an artificial arrangement of tulips yesterday and I just couldn't do it - so went to the store and got a pretty little bouquet of real ones - they are so lovely and just speak spring to me. Wonderful photo of your tulip.

Vee said...

Lorrie, weren't you supposed to keep your grandson awake? What's with the cuddling? Just kidding. I know that it is not possible not to cuddle when they're so adorable and new. Hope that the sleeping schedule gets worked out so that the parents can get some rest.

Pamela Gordon said...

I have the exact same colour tulips this week, Lorrie. :) They are such a soft pink and white. I'm sure you enjoyed your baby cuddles. Such a blessed time in your lives. It's bright and sunny here again today. But cold.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow, what pretty picture! Cuddling a baby sounds wonderful- It's been a long time for me!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful photo of the tulip. Extra hands/arms are such a blessing to tired parents!

Blackberry Lane said...

So very pretty and delicate. Georgia's high got up to 71 today. We have had a lot of rain and the sun was very welcome. Enjoy those cuddles with baby!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I love those close up shots of flowers... they are so Georgia O'Keefe in feeling.
This one is especially pretty.

Lovely altogether!


Linda Jo said...

I adore close ups of flowers myself! I hope Mr F is sleeping better.... my Mr. L is having those moments as well!!!

kyllimarjaana said...

O'oo, what a picture!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A little pizazz with your photo! Such a delicate, beautiful pink blush in the tulips. I skimmed through your blog to catch up a bit, and the Little Miss S is so adorable I couldn't go any further...what a sweet, sweet, innocent face framed in the hat!! Adorable.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

how lovely this is! :)

Jill said...

To cuddle a sleeping baby...best medicine for whatever ails your soul!

Mrs.Rabe said...

That's a lovely flower, Lorrie!

Lucky you cuddling your new wee grandson! Tough job, but somebody has to do it! What a blessing to the new parents to get some rest as well!

Have a lovely week!
Deanna

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a beautiful tulip heart :-)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Oh...and sweet cuddle times:)

Happy@Home said...

How lovely to jump inside that tulip today. The soft colors are so pretty.
I am sure Mr. F's parents are thankful that you are ready and willing to help out while the sleeping schedule becomes more predictable. I agree there is nothing cozier than a little cuddle time with a sweet baby.

Angela said...

The sweet cuddly times are the only thing that trumps sleep deprivation! Gorgeous tulip!

Donna said...

Lovely perspective! So many people overlook the interior of a tulip and miss out on finding the beauty there.

aimee said...

Beautiful photo!
Blessings, Aimee

retriever said...

Gorgeous macro, greeting from Belgium