The tulips are waking…

While I do my best to never take credit for the work of others, I would like to think I had a ‘little’ something to do with the first of my tulip bulbs awakening from deep slumber and revealing itself in floral glory…

The first tulip bloom

Isn’t she beautiful? (you can probably hear me clapping proudly in the background).

I hope she is the first of many, many more…


  1. Rebecca

    Oh it’s very beautiful!
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Masqurade =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Rebecca – Oh thanks so much for stopping by and appreciating the beauty of this tulip. I certainly hope the other tulips get along and wake up soon (this one bloom will get lonely otherwise).

  2. MsUnreliable

    So gorgeous! My tulips are only a few inches out of the ground but they’re powering along nonetheless! I can’t wait for the first flower, hopefully it’s only a few weeks away!
    .-= MsUnreliable´s last blog ..If Beverages Could Talk… =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi to you the lovely MsUnreliable – I just adore tulips, and it was very exciting to see this one finally come to life. It was incredible as it literally happened overnight (one moment it was just a green stalk, the next a beautiful open bloom). I’m really sweating on the appearance of the black tulip bulbs I planted as I really want to see the colour (and there is just something so appealing about a black bloom in general)…

      I’m sure your tulips won’t be too far away (you probably have milder temperatures to deal with so your tulips may take a little longer to ‘wake’). You simply must post some photos when the blooms do arrive!! 8)

  3. Paul

    .-= Paul´s last blog ..Pomade =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Paul – Oh thank you (I shall thank the tulips on your behalf!). 😉

  4. Lisa

    Good morning Tracey! Well it’s a glorious morning here on the East Coast, and I’m having a good ol’ fashioned cup of coffee. I just spotted your perfectly lovely white and yellow tulip, and yes she’s certainly of a lovely nature. As always, wonderful photography! I planted quite a few Monet colored tulips last fall, and the results were as pleasurable as a golden sunrise many times over. Gardening is such a satisfying hobby in so many ways. I love the artistry, the fancy flower names, getting my hands dirty, the results, and just the spirituality of it all.

    Thank you, Tracey, for your reply of the loveliest of words about my style of writing. Your truly expert critiquing is just fabulous!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..The Seaside Has Its Charms =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lisa – Well it’s a good evening from my end of the world as I write this reply back to you. Within our broken, time-delayed conversations back and forth across the blogsphere and in the universe of twitter I feel that I have come to know you so well through the words that you write and the tone in which you write them. There is a certain beautiful lightness which I find inspirational and so familiar … your words resonate in a most natural way.

      There is simply no better way to start the day than with a cup of coffee. I like to linger over my cup for as long as possible, it’s a shame that on weekdays I often find myself rushing off to work before I have a chance to slowly soak in the caffeine… it does make the weekends all the more sweeter though.

      Tulips are the most wonderful blooms. Seeing this one bloom finally arrive has made me very greedy indeed to see it’s companions. So I think the growing of beautiful blooms is trying to teach me the important art of patience… I agree with you about the joys of gardening. There is something so gritty and real about digging about and watching something grow from almost nothing … you get to experience the amazing talents of nature in a very tactile way. (I also love the fancy flower names … that most be a wonderful job don’t you think? To think up all those beautiful, romantic, inspirational names for blooms…)

      Until we speak again my dear, be sure to enjoy the cups of coffee which will mark the time between our next words…

  5. shraddha@theselfloveproject

    oh so very nice!!!

    very good morning to you..

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Shraddha – I find that as I get older I come to appreciate the sublime beauty of flowers (especially those from the home garden) more and more.

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