Tulip Time (iPhriday Flower)

When we visited Pike Place Market in Seattle over the weekend it unfortunately wasn’t until quite late Sunday afternoon. Many of the stalls were either packing up or already packed up.


The stall selling these beautiful tulips however was still open for business with hundreds of tulips still incredibly available. I say incredibly as there was always at least one person buying a bunch or two, with another person waiting!






The last tulip of the year! (iPhriday Flowers)

Just as I reached the checkout at the grocers the other day, I couldn’t help but notice they had tubs filled with tulips for sale. Naturally I had to grab a couple of bunches. This was the last tulip determined not to drop its wilting petals.


To join in the fun of iPhriday, hosted by Lisa over at Gray Days and Coffeesimply post photos you’ve taken with your cell phone whatever the brand, then add the tag iPhriday.


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Super tweaked tulips! (iPhriday Flowers)

Tweaked Tulips







Bottled Tulips (iPhriday Flowers)

With my time being limited over the last few months with everything happening in our lives, I’ve found myself taking a lot more photos with my iPhone. This has been for no other reason except it’s in my hand when something catches my eye.

Bottled Tulips

As was the case with this these small bottle containing these tulips. With the assistance of Snapseed, a little photo manipulation took place and voila, this old world image of wooden tulips is created.

It’s certainly a great way to spend time when waiting for children for one reason or another, lol!

Tulip Time

As much as I adore white flowers, white tulips don’t normally fall into that category for some odd reason. Fortunately some were still added to the shopping trolley and when they began opening up, well… all bets were off!

Tulip Time

Both Miss Eleven and I were enthralled with the centres of these flowers which, perhaps due to the white petals, seemed far more prominent that usual.



Tipping the Hand of Beauty

Tulips for me always represent the arrival of Spring, even when they’re in a display at the Bellagio in Las Vegas!

Tulips Tipping the Hand of Beauty

We knew the Bellagio was going to be an impressive hotel, but little did we appreciate on what scale this would be until we saw the garden of potted flowers which we could actually walk through IN THEIR FOYERSeriously?

Even before we arrived in Canada it was our plan to create multiple pots of flowers, herbs and vegetables for our decks.

Each year I buy hanging pots filled with growing color, and each year my daughter enquires about our own pots of plants and… “mum, how much longer?”

Orange… not my FAVOURITE color!

This week’s photo challenge is… Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time? 

The combination of being away, jet-lag and not really being drawn to the color orange, has me rather limited for submission possibilities. This is pretty much it…

Orange WPC

And now, I’m off to bed regardless of the time, as I’m even too tired to ask… “mum, how much longer?”

That VERY moment!

As I walked into the kitchen to prepare the children’s breakfast before school, I couldn’t help but notice how the petals on one of the tulips were unfolding, giving it an almost orchid appearance.

Tulip Turning

Before I had a chance to “capture the moment” though one of the petals had dropped, leaving me with the flower above. Still nice but not quite as orchid looking as it had been a little earlier.

As I was took my photos, touching the vase only when utterly necessary, all I could do was stare at the remaining petals and ask myself… “mum, how much longer?”

Tickled Pink Tulips

There’s just something about fresh flowers on the kitchen table.

I know, I know, it’s best to grow them then admire the fresh blooms in one’s garden but when it’s bleak and slushy outside, a bunch of fresh flowers is nice. Even this meager number of tulips!

Tulip Time

As to when I’ll actually get around to planting some blooms for myself, well… “mum, how much longer?”

Bloomin’ Marvellous!

Looking at the grey skies today it’s hard to believe what a glorious day we had yesterday. As we spent the day doing errands we were fortunate to have sunny skies over-head as our feet pounded the pavement.

An added bonus whilst scooting around town was seeing tulips growing in such abundance. They were glorious!

 Glorious Red Tulips!

The different varieties and sizes simply amaze me with these flowers.

 How glorious is THIS???

Even when the tulip’s time is almost over, they still fascinate me!

One's time is almost over but still looking magnificent!

Then there are some flowers I have no idea of what they are but regardless, I find them extremely interesting.

 Flower 01

This evening however we are admiring the arrangement of flowers in our cabin as we set sail up the Inner Passage to Alaska, yea us!

Although after all the time spent in American Customs whilst at Vancouver Port this afternoon had us wondering if we’d ever be doing this. For a change it was more than just the children asking… “mum, how much longer?”