Spring Has Sprung, Again!

Once again, April showers brought rain, rain, and more rain. And around here, all that rain brings muddy fields. Despite all of the mud, the local tulips popped up and bloomed! Much to my pleasant surprise, we had a stretch of about 5 days of sun in a row. On the last day, I dashed over to a local tulip garden and feasted my eyes on this year’s plantings. Just beautiful, as always. Here’s a sampling for you!

Tulips and the Olympics


border garden of tulips


beautiful array of colors


double petal tulip


playing with design


orange tulips


tulip red and white


purple and yellow


salmon parrot tulip


tree surrounded by tulips


tulips at the fence line


fiesta of color


I haven’t taken enough nature photos lately, but this was a great day to revel in the splendor of Mother Nature.

*All photos copyrighted.


About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 20 year old son, a former merchant ship's deck officer, and a wife. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. My most recent adventure has me navigating a very challenging Kundalini Awakening.
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18 Responses to Spring Has Sprung, Again!

  1. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Wow, great shots, Susan. That rose-colored one looks almost like a peony!

    • Thanks Cathy. I usually take photos of the name signs so I can label the variety with their name, but this year I spaced out and forgot. I love the double petal tulips (4th one down).

  2. janonlife says:

    They’re glorious! Brilliant photos, Sue x

  3. emjayandthem says:

    These photos made my heart smile — so pretty! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. CBurns says:

    We’ve had several days of dark and dampness. These photos are a welcomed reminder how “bright” the world also is 😉 Than you for sharing!

  5. Thanks for dropping by, Cheryl. So glad I could bring a little cheer to your day. We spend an entire winter in dark and dampness, so when the sun finally comes out and flowers bloom, it’s a rebirth to my soul every spring.

  6. Makes Me SMILE and BRIGHTENS My Day – Thank you 🙂 Happy Day!

  7. Arindam says:

    Beautiful collection of pictures. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. Aussa Lorens says:

    Oh, those are absolutely beautiful photos. I would love to be there. For some reason, I never liked tulips when I was younger. They seemed “stuck up” to me (because who doesn’t ascribe human characteristics to plants, right?) but now I’ve come around to realize just how wonderful they are.

    • Thanks Aussa. I never realized the amazing variety of tulips until I discovered this local display garden that opens every April for our month long local festival. There are single petal, double petal, fringed petals, colors galore, small, medium, and large, and flowers that are early, middle, and late bloomers. It’s amazing!

  9. tedstrutz says:

    Another good reason to live where we do!

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  11. Reblogged this on Life Is A Journey… Not A Guided Tour and commented:

    It’s Tulip Festival time again and this year our festival has been canceled. Because of it, I can’t go see the beautiful flower gardens or park by the fields to photograph acres of blooms. A month of activities has been canceled and the county roads are free not only from many regular drivers but from tourists as well. For locals who live by the fields, they’re happy about less traffic, but the economic hit is felt deeply in this rural farming county. No matter what, I love the flowers and am sharing an old post from 2014. If you want to see even more amazing bulb flowers, the spring of 2016’s post has two to three times the photos of this post. Enjoy! https://mariner2mother.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/spring-tulip-festival-2016/

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