April 1, 2011

Tulip Visitors


As this blog will testify, there are very few perfect weather days in Oklahoma (the fact that we are in another record drought notwithstanding).  But today was one of them.  Gentle warmth, not heat.  Gentle breeze, not wind.  Gentle light, not glare.  In other words, perfect gardening weather.

A friend of mine, whom I'd not seen in a while, and who is absolute walking sunshine herself, brought two friends of hers over to see my tulips before they succumb to the inevitable weather change that will hit, probably this weekend.  We took a delightful stroll through the front and back garden, giving my aching back a chance to stretch, and my eyes a chance to see things through someone else's eyes, instead of my I only see the things I have to do and not the things I've already gotten done eyes.

We talked about how we never sit in our gardens, but how we occasionally do just wander, looking at what's erupting, thriving, rotting, germinating.  Trying not to spill our morning coffee or evening wine in the process.  

Why don't YOU grab your beverage of choice, and tiptoe through the tulips with me?



















































9 comments:

  1. Absolutely spectacular! You are a true artist.

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  2. Spectacular! I love those Dordogne tulips! Oh, and how I wish you and I were strolling through the garden with a glass of wine! Miss you!

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  3. Just wonderful...I am go out of my way tomorrow and see the view from the street. You are amazing! Franny

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  4. WHAT a beautiful spring garden. This is all still a dream for those of us in the North East, especially for those without deer fences!

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  5. Tulips might just be my favorite flower and these are spectacular! What kind of weather do you get in Oklahoma? I thought it was similar to ours (Michigan)

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  6. I've not spent a lot of time in Michigan, but I think your winters are much longer (and typically harsher) than ours. Also, our summers are torrid! High humidity and temperatures (in the 100's routinely). I guess, we are just the land of weather extremes. Still, we do have our moments when it is just divine. You must come visit!

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  7. Linda, did I leave you a message yesterday? I wrote it but possibly didn't follow all of the steps.

    I'm so happy to find your blog...completely by accident. I remember your feature in Southern Living very well. We live in Edmond so it was so nice to see a local gardener. :)

    I will be back regularly. Can't wait to see and learn from all of your great ideas.

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  8. Linda, there is not a home garden in Central Iowa to compare with yours. Dutch Pella isn't even as lovely! Thank you for the tour - I could see the tulips nodding in the breeze and appreciating the attention from your camera. Thank you thank you.

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  9. That's what I remember seeing when I slammed on the brakes and we first met! Soooo pretty!

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