Spring Flowers

I may not have as many tulips as Jane Brocket (and take a look at her other recent posts for even more tulipmania), but I have a few, nine to be precise.












This one is my favourite.




Here is the Quince Tree in blossom. As you can see she isn't covered in flowers like the cherry tree was, or the crab apple. The leaves are big and the flowers delicate.





The teeny tiny flowers of the forget-me-nots which are springing up all over my garden.


These are the blossoms of an ornamental cherry I have in my back garden. I don't remember the blossom being particularly noticeable before. The bees love it.

Comments

  1. These pictures are just a bit of heaven!!!......I would just like to sit right on top of one of the forget me nots.....you are about a month ahead of us here on the coast of southern new England....so I have all this to look forward to...thank you for your lovely flower show!!

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  2. All the flowers are pretty but I particularly like the Forget-Me-Nots! So delicate! Cx

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  3. I love that heart shaped tulip- gorg but my faves are the raggedy parrot ones. Just come back from a week away and our tulips are suddenly petaless. Just have to wait for the black ones (another fave) to open up. Or be picked by SmallerBean just as they are about to open... Ax

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  4. beautiful flowers and wonderful photography skills!
    we have been for a walk in the bluebell woods today.... it was breath taking and so early.
    it is my daughters birthday today and i made a rainbow cake, i was so inspired by your lovely blog and
    the cake that you made. i would love to know what you think
    j x

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  5. ooooh forgot to say that i have blogged about the cake!

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  6. Anonymous4:48 pm BST

    You are taking some exquisite pictures with your new camera. However, the camera doesn't do the seeing - the person has to point the camera at what they are seeing to get it to do that. Many people just don't get it and think that if they get a great camera then great shots will appear by magic. No, you need the artistic vision first - to look with eyes that 'see'. That is where your skill lies - people pass by great beauty every day without noticing. Great cameras can still be responsible for lack lustre pictures. Your pictures are beautiful, with such clarity and vitality, bursting with colour. (I think the camera can have a brownie point or two for that but the rest are yours - complex cameras need skill to manipulate and get the best from them). Tulips are some of my very favourites and your pictures of them are wonderful.

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  7. Tulips just have to be the most photogenic flowers there are! Loved your photos today Sue!

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  8. Gosh, Anonymous, I don't know what to say, except, thankyou!

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  9. awesome photo's I am loving spring and its flower's at the mo !

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  10. You have the best pictures I have seen for a long time. Gorgeous!

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  11. Wonderful pictures Sue, you are really getting to grips with the camera now.

    Anonymous must be a really boring person to have even thought of that remark, well done for leaving it there. You know that there are far more people who enjoy reading your writing than there are boring people so take heart.

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  12. Anonymous7:42 pm BST

    Please take no notice of second anon. Eleven pictures of tulips indeed but each entirely different, stunning and well worth it. I'm first anon and meant every word and you are most welcome.

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  13. To the third Anonymous commenter -woteva.

    To first Anonymous commenter if you would like to leave your name but don't have an internet id all you need to do is select the name/URL option and fill in your name (or a nickname) only. It will appear above your comment.

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  14. Thank you Sue. Will use from now on. Anon 1

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  15. I'm with you Sue, your fav tulip is a beautiful color, have you seen the perinial forget me nots, they are a deeper blue than the normal ones I just love them. the quince tree blossom is so delicate looking. I love this blog world, we get to be boosted along during winter with all the lovely summery photos and hopefully you feel the same during your winter looking at ours.
    Anon is a very mature person, don't you think....not. Even my four year old granddaughter has more maturity and respect for a fellow human.
    x Sandi

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  16. The blossom on the trees seem really spectacular this year, don't they. I have never seen a quince tree before. I don't really have any flowers in my garden, mainly lots of grass and a vegetable garden. Reading all these beautiful blogs has inspired me to have some flower beds again.

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  17. Sue.. simply **LOVE** the tulips and all the photos. I agree that it takes an artist's eye to be able to coax brilliant photos from a good camera. I have a pretty good POS but am really wanting something that can get the amazing closeups that you're getting.

    Hugs from Oregon.. Teresa

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  18. I can never get enough of tulips and yours are divine. My favourite, Angelique, is giving me show at the moment.

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  19. Lovely pictures Sue! I particularly love the purple tulip!
    I saw your post on 'The Dark is Rising', and it sounds like the kind of book I would enjoy, so got The Sequence from the library. (I do enjoy reading children's books occasionally). Every Christmas I read The Children of Green Knowe and The Box of Delights because they remind me of the few days before Christmas when I used to watch them on TV with my mum. They still remind me of her even now. Sorry, went completely off the original topic there!!
    Your garden seems further ahead than ours, no sign of the forget me nots here in North Wales.
    Dan
    -x-

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  20. Well, Sue, I just love these pictures - where I live we don't have such lovely flowers and I have enjoyed them through your photos. So thank you!

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  21. Gorgeous photos, Sue. Thank you for sharing them. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. x

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  22. I do wonder about people sometimes. Why look at a blog post and then leave a nasty comment? If you don't like a blog you simply don't look at it again and move on. To comment afterwards is a bit like watching a tv prog to the end and then saying 'well that was rubbish'. A waste of one's time and a reflection on how sad their life must be. And to think that you left a comment on for sympathy?! Ha! It just shows they haven't read your blog before or they would know that you are definitely not a shrinking violet in need of comfort.
    However, that's not what I came to say really (got sidetrackedby a person's lack of manners..and life). Keep up the wonderful blog, the stunning photos and the witty, insightful posts...though I must admit I did look at the first few photos and think 'mmm, raspberry ripple'. I blame the warm weather.

    Love and stuff xx

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  23. Raspberry ripple you say.......mmm

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  24. I am with Gill I blame my diet - everything is starting to look edible.

    Keep up your wonderful posts. It is anon-2&3 who need emotional support - making nasty remarks obviously fills a need - how very sad someone needs to make someone else feel worse before they can feel better.

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  25. Aaaahhhh your Tulips are truly GLORIOUS! I think Jane Brocket has a secret Tulip growing field in her back garden!!!!!!!! Her Tulips are always magnificent aren't they. I have "Queen of the Night" in my garden, they're not out yet, but not too long to go. I Love your stripy Tulips, they are glorious, I'd love to know what variety they are. Love Vanessa xxx

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  26. Vanessa, I'm afraid I don't know exactly what kind they are but they are a variety of parrot tulip.

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  27. Pati from London7:28 am BST

    Morning sue, the photos are stunning, I have to say that tulips are one of my favourite flowers but today I was completely mesmerised by your forget-me-not... You truly captured its delicacy in the picture and I love it! And doesn't it have a lovely name also? Ohh, I've missed your blog these days!! x Pati

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  28. Love, love, love the tulips!

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