Monday, 9 March 2009

Pink!

It's been a very long cold winter here in Southern Ontario. Storm after storm after storm. The snow has been piled high along the sidewalks and driveways and there have been so many really cold days with temperatures down into the -15C range and colder. And a lot of grey skies.
I was desperate for a hint of spring so I treated myself to a pot of tulips.

The buds started to appear about a week later. I thought they were going to be a pale pink but...

.... now that they are open they turned out to be a gorgeous deep jewel pink.

A pot brimming over with spring sunshine for the bargain price of $4.99 ..... plus tax of course! The government has to have it's share, even of my spring sunshine.

22 comments:

Xtreme English said...

gorgeous!! an inspired purchase.

Wendy said...

Beautiful! I thought mine were going to be pink, but they turned out orange! Doesn't matter. A bright splash of colour does wonders to liven up our long, cold, dreary winters.
Hugs

Your EG Tour Guide said...

NICE pot of tulips. And the price was so reasonable, even including the tax.

dogbait said...

I think we are all looking forward to a change in the weather.

madretz said...

worth every penny, they sure are beautiful! The daffodils are blooming here in the Bay Area, another happy spring flower.

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, Spring is starting for real here in the UK with Snowdrops and Daffodils appearing everywhere now.Your Tulips will will remind you that your Spring Flowers are not too far away.

Linda G. said...

Lovely spring tulips! I think I'll follow your lead and get a pot for myself! Thanks for sharing the cheer, Sham!

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous and worth every penny...even to the government. A bit of color always helps the mood.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Gorgeous flowers!

dabrah said...

How lovely. A great investment in my opinion, and it can bring you springtime year after year.

Kerri said...

Oh they are LOVELY! Money well spent!!

rosemary said...

They are beautiful tulips....I am so very tired of winter....minus 2F this AM and now up to a whopping 4F with the sun bright.

Hilary said...

What a bargain after a winter such as ours. A wise purchase indeed.

Suldog said...

Lovely. I can't wait for things to start blooming around here.

Peter said...

Well, I guess tulips are the flowers where you have the greatest choice of colours (or surprises)!

Beverly said...

Those tulips are so lovely! I know you enjoy them. We don't get the spring flowers here, so I always enjoy seeing them whether in pictures or in stores.

Ginnie said...

You have given me my taste of the Netherlands with this post, Sham. This is the time of the year when all tulips are very Dutch to me! Thank you. :)

Brian said...

Would be great if we could get a hold of some of those this time of year, much needed color, alas the hassle and chance of freezing hardly makes it worth it, maybe about end of April.
15 degrees is what is referred to as warm up here, it’s all relative in it?

Ken said...

Nice. Even with the tax they are a bargain.

leader Lane is right beside the King Eddy in Toronto.

Neva said...

I Could use some of these here! It is spring but I have nothing to show just yet.....

Ming the Merciless said...

I love tulips and they are gorgeous. Great price at $4.99.

Nabeel said...

Tulips have always looked so pretty. I dunno, just the word "Tulips" has always felt romantic.