Monday, February 11, 2008

Tulips

Hubby surprised me with tulips. Aren't they pretty? I find such beauty in their big red blooms, just had to share them with you!

"The tulipe is the queene of bulbous plants ~
whose flower is beautiful in its figure, and
most rich and admirable in colours, and
wonderful in variety of markings."
Sir Thomas Hanmer 1659
"When the principal of them display their colours
in the heart of the day there is not a more glorious
sight in nature nor is it to be imitated by art."
J. Worlidge 1677

6 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

What a sweet hubby...the tulips are so pretty.

I LOVE your bird nest paintings, Donna. Those are awesome!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

He's a keeper :-) The tulips are beautiful.

I can't wait to I can make my weekly pilgrimages to the nurseries!

((hugs)) Rosie

Mary said...

Tulips are beauties. I just wish they lasted longer...

Mary said...

Oh, how sweet! Enjoy them, Donna, they are so beautiful!

Have a wonderful week!
xoxo,
Mary

Sheila said...

What a glorious colour..!
They are so pretty.
I look forward to mine coming up in the garden...one of these days..
hugs
xx

Deb said...

Beautiful tulips ~ what a kind thought. Your bird nest paintings are absolutely fantastic Donna.