Tulip by fishers

Tulip

For many years tulips have been a popular flower, both in the garden and as a cut flower in the home. I can't match the vast displays in the photos taken by Ferry ( @pyrrhula ) but I did like this single specimen that I found in the Homestead Park.

It is five days since the Homestead Park reopened, and I had feared that it might be busy, but it was not too bad, and everyone was maintaining their 2 metres apart. All the benches had been taped so no chance to sit, just the opportunity to take daily exercise in beautiful surroundings.

Purple tulips bring back fond memories of visiting Geneva in 2012 when our daughter Lucy was there as part of her university course. Purple tulips seemed to be everywhere in the city, and for some reason I never got a shot of one that I was happy with. I am happier with this one.

Ian
A truly beautiful shot.
April 27th, 2020  
a truly terrific capture and bokeh!
wonderful that this special tulip brought back so many memories for you
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April 27th, 2020  
Very nice
April 27th, 2020  
Beautiful. Love the colour! Fav
April 27th, 2020  
Beautiful. Fav!! 😀
April 27th, 2020  
Gorgeous focus, colors
April 27th, 2020  
Gorgeos colour and clarity, love the blue background - forget-me-nots?
April 27th, 2020  
Absolutely love the colors!
April 27th, 2020  
This is lovely. Nice that you can get out for exercise.
April 27th, 2020  
Beautiful
April 27th, 2020  
gorgeous detail and dof :)
April 27th, 2020  
Great capture of this beautiful single one. Fav.
April 27th, 2020  
What a gorgeous colour.
April 27th, 2020  
This is stunning! I love these colors together...so striking! Love the DOF and lighting on the edge of the petals...big FAV!
April 28th, 2020  
Such a glorious colour!
April 28th, 2020  
beautiful shot, fantastic color
April 28th, 2020  
Superb close up and it sits beautifully against the blue background. Fav.
April 28th, 2020  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

I'm not sure what the blue flowers in the background were, I wasn't paying much attention to them, but like Judith I suspect they were forget me nots. I will have to look on my next walk there.

Ian
April 28th, 2020  
Very beautiful.
May 1st, 2020  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna, I was pleased with this shot.

Ian
May 1st, 2020  
Wow gorgeous
May 10th, 2020  
@julie

Thank you Julie, I'm glad you like it.

Ian
May 11th, 2020  
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