The Colour of Tulips

Tulips are grow in almost every colour. Each colour symbolizes something different. Some are a single colour and some are multi coloured, sometimes with two colours on each petal. The generally symbolize perfect or deep love.

Odd facts about tulips

There are over 3000 varieties

They’re part of the lily family.

In the 1600s they were said to cost 10 times more than a working man’s average salary in the Netherlands, making them more expensive than some homes

Red tulips are the most popular.

This one lived up to expectations. It is pure white. It symbolizes foregiveness.

I wonder what colour this one will be.

For Cee Neuner’s FOTD Challenge

Storm Out My Window

For Sunday Stills : What can you see from your window?

I glanced out the upstairs studio window and grabbed the iphone in excitement. There was a storm coming. There might be a drop or two on the window.

There was a sudden darkening of the sky and the colours were all changing. No post-photo adjustment to the photo here.

Then the sun peeked through the cloud and lit up a patch of reeds beside the water. I love how the colour changed, (without resorting to after photo fiddling with the colours.) Isn’t sunlight amazing…