Monday, March 29, 2010

Pink Spring Tulip

Pink Spring Tulip
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With the amount of rain we are getting here it is going to be quite a while before the Tulips bloom (thi picture is from last spring). Kind of hard to get the season going when they are torrential downpours every couple of days. We have had seven inches of rain this month already with up to 8 more inches forecast for the next two days. I have to keep putting off appointments for looking at work because it is just too wet, cold and windy out there. The local weatherman thought he was funny this morning saying that this storm, if it were snow, “would be about 60 to 80 inches”. That would be about 200 cm for the metric people. Looking on the bright side I am glad we don’t have to deal with that. It is not forecast to be below freezing although it did drop to 17 deg. F here over the weekend. Sorry I don’t mean to be venting here but it is a little discouraging. The other day at work all of the daffodils were bent over and most were pressed into the mud from the rain.

"The tulip's petals shine in dew,
All beautiful, but none alike."
James Montgomery
Scottish poet and journalist
(1771 - 1854)


Janet said...

I had to scroll down and look at your recent postings. Life has been getting in the way of my posting and reading blogs. hmff.
I like tulips, they just don't do well in the south. I will enjoy them from your photos.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Janet Hi,
Too bad about the Tulips. Usually it is the other way around and we can't grow what you do. I think you have to pre-chill the bulbs down south in the fridge but that sounds like a pain the butt.