Tulips….Just Not The Usual Ones

DSC_0318You know that feeling when something new comes into your life and you can’t imagine being without it? Or how you managed before? Well, that’s how I feel about the new addition of tulips in our back yard. Two shades (white and pink) and two sizes (tall and small) are layered together to create a new happy landscape in our backyard. Who knew that having these little pops of color would bring such joy.

The daffodils are fading and the hydrangeas have yet to take hold…so these tulip beauties are the perfect bridge for mid-Spring. Our pink tulips out front are beginning to bloom, but won’t be peak for another 2 weeks.DSC_0319 DSC_0321 DSC_0326 DSC_0297 DSC_0300So, if you’ve been thinking about adding something new into your life or changing things up…I say “go for it”. You might be surprised at how a little change can brighten your day!

Tip-toeing through my new tulips!

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7 Years of Pretty Pink Tulips

IMG_6104-1024x1024Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. 1,237 posts and 7 years to be exact. That’s how long ago I started this blogging adventure…when one of my sons was in elementary school and the other in Pre-K. Now, they are in high school and middle school. They’re growing up and I guess, so am I.

9 years ago, I decided to plant pink tulip bulbs in the front and side of the house and see how they looked. They became one of my favorite parts of Spring. And, I’ve enjoyed sharing them with you.

Just like a lot of us change hairstyles, my house has gone through some changes. After tearing off deteriorating shutters, I just left them off for a while and painted the door light green. Then, we renovated, added on and I put black shutters on the house and painted the door a glossy black. We lost our beautiful crab apple trees that had stunning hot pink blossoms. We added pear blossom trees and the arbor gate. The window boxes and pots usually vary each year. Everything is up for grabs except the tulips. They have been a constant.

I’m actually thinking about planting something different next year. A different color tulip. Perhaps alliums. I’m still deciding. But, in the meantime, here’s a look over the past 8 years of pretty pink tulips.DSC_0006 DSC_0010 DSC_0015 DSC_0034 DSC_0037 DSC_0051 DSC_0172 DSC_0174 DSC_0180 DSC_00271 DSC_02021 IMG_3391-768x1024 IMG_5939-768x1024 IMG_6087-768x1024

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IMG_8815-768x1024 IMG_8851-1024x768 IMG_8852-768x1024Thank you for joining me on this journey over the past 7 years. A lot has happened – to all of us – but it’s nice to know there are some constants. In my case, it’s pretty pink tulips. They’ll be blooming again soon.

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It’s Spring!

DSC_0039-1024x685It’s Spring!! At least the calendar says it’s Spring.

The weather….not so much in these parts. And, to me, Spring means the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. This was a tough year for the cherry blossoms, as half of them were almost fully bloomed when Stella rolled through town. But, all is not lost. The latest from the National Weather Service is that the peak will be later this week, March 23-26th.

My boys are currently on Spring Break, which is when I was able to capture these photos of fully blooming cherry blossoms in D.C. a number of years ago. We haven’t been back since and need to plan a revisit. We never saw the White House and the Washington Monument was under repair, so those are the things we’d really like to do.

But, being there when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom…would be the most magical of all. So, for those of you can’t get there in person…these are for you!DSC_0044-685x1024 DSC_0047-1024x685 DSC_0071-1024x685 DSC_0072-1024x685 DSC_0073-1024x685Happy Spring, everyone! It’s time for things to start blooming!

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