Friday, June 5, 2015

Deep Reds In A Bed Of Tulips

One last day here at Dow's Lake with more tulips, though I have some remaining locations left before I'm done with the festival for this year. Are you sick of tulips yet?




One bed of tulips mixed together these mostly white tulips with red ones. The reds are called Canadian Liberators, and each year are consistently found in this tulip bed. The panels you can make out in the background of the last shot are ones that I photographed for last year's festival.







45 comments:

  1. I'll never get sick of tulips. :)

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  2. The dark red ones are quite unusual here...

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  3. j'adore la couleur purple sur les tulipes

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  4. I would love to see that top photo painted! I just learned that tulips are in the lily family and they grow in Siberia and Mongolia, too. Random tulip facts at 5am after walking the dog. Awesome!

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. Those deep reds are really gorgeous! Lovely photos! Thank for commenting on my blog. I have a quiet morning after hectic few days on holiday, and wifi is good at present so I am trying to return a few visits.

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  6. Can't you just imagine the master gardener here telling his assistants that the tulips are nice but they could use just a few more?

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  7. the purple ones are amazing!

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful tulips! I can never get tired of looking at them :-) I wish I could come see the tulips myself, too!

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  9. The first photo looks like a painting, William. Gorgeous.

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  10. I like the dark red and the purple tulips in these shots.

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  11. It is surprising how many colors there are.

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  12. The dark read are very unique. Don't usually see those.

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  13. i really like the deep red/almost black ones!

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  14. You've got me thinking about tulips here. I wonder if there are huge beds of tulips here. I better start looking in a hurry before they are finished. No, I'm not fed up with tulips yet. You always come up with something new.

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  15. @Halcyon: I figured that comment would get some comments!

    @VP: they're often found here.

    @Olivier: merci!

    @Janis: I know they also grow well in Turkey.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Revrunner: "define a few more, boss."

    @Hilary: I agree!

    @Tamago: the next best thing is seeing them in photographs.

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  16. @Deb: I was pleased by how it turned out.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Janey: there are so many different kinds.

    @Linda: they're beautiful to see, too.

    @Sharon: I quite agree.

    @Tex: the almost black ones really stand out.

    @Red: I'm sure there are some tulip beds out in the west. I know down in Oregon and Washington they have some large fields.

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    1. They have beautiful fields in Washington and Oregon , but I was thinking more locally.

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  17. OMG. NEVER sick of tulips. Keep 'em coming.

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  18. You are so lucky to have such beauty!

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  19. The second to last is my favourite today. :)

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  20. No, I'm not sick of tulips! More! Give me more!

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  21. The red tulips are spectacularly worthy of their name William, have very much enjoyed the tulip series.

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  22. @Eve: thanks!

    @Judy: I know!

    @Linda: I like them too.

    @Cheryl: I most certainly will.

    @Grace: thanks!

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  23. I never get sick of tulips. Keep 'em coming.

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  24. I love tulips especially in the house in a vase - they are happy flowers!

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  25. I really like that deep red colour!

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  26. Have you ever thought about opening a greenhouse... ah make that a tuliphouse.

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  27. Tulips are so 'photogenic', and tulip festivals are over the top for photographers. These are lovely.

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  28. i wonder if they consider that black or dark purple? love the reddish ones. ( :

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  29. I really like the deep reds! They seem quite elegant to me.

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  30. @Stuart: now I'm starting to run low on them, but by the time it's all said and done, I've been at this nearly a month!

    @RedPat: they brighten things up nicely.

    @Marleen: thank you!

    @Birdman: I'd end up killing anything less hardy than a cactus if I tried!

    @Karen: thanks! This festival certainly brings out a lot of photographers.

    @Beth: it depends sometimes on the light.

    @Jennifer: that took awhile!

    @Ciel: I'm going to have a hard time at year's end picking a favourite.

    @EG: they do!

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  31. Love the first one. Just got your comments, yes, mason jars. But these are the BIG ones that I'll use for my organic herbal healing teas. Cannot wait to get them, as the 32oz are too small.

    Happy Weekend.

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  32. They are beautiful- I really love the deep dark colored ones.

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  33. I really like the rich purple colored ones!

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  34. That has to be an incredible sight!

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  35. Such an incredible variety of colors!

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  36. Lovely colors. The dark red looks as black, nice.

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  37. These ones are really beautiful.

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  38. Those deeply hued ones are striking. And I'm certainly not sick of them yet. I have missed the Tulip Festival in Washington's Skagit Valley for the last two years (and it's nice to see them brightening an urban environment).

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