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Monday, April 30, 2012

Our World

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/ 
This past week I got to make a trip to the Tulip Festival and  it was a fantastic trip! So much colorful beauty! I'm sharing some of that beauty from my world today! Enjoy!!

 
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.    Gerard de Nerval
Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.  John Ruskin


I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  Emma Goldman
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.  Beverly Nichols
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Max Muller

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
John Lennon


43 comments:

Karen said...

Such beauty Sylvia! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

EG CameraGirl said...

Holy Toledo! Tulips have certainly brightened your world!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh Sylvia, you were in tulip heaven! What a magnificent sight, I think we have something similar her in spring quite a way out in the country, but after seeing these shots, i think I am going to have to get there this year.

Reader Wil said...

What a lively, colourful post, Sylvia! Have an even more colourful and lively week!

ladyfi said...

Oh - what amazing delight! These shots are so merry and lift the spirits. What a wonderful sight.

George said...

Your pictures of the tulips are magnificent. The colors of the blossoms are varied and vibrant. I also like your last photo with the clouds and mountains in the background.

Tracy said...

Oh Sylvia, such beauty in those photos...of course my favorites are the pink ones :) Hey, I love your new header! Very stunning!

kanak7 said...

Truly beautiful images Sylvia! LOVE them all!!

aka Penelope said...

Flowers as solace is an interesting point of view from John Ruskin. Flowers, indeed, bring comfort but also inspire the imagination and as your photographs so vividly illustrate show the joyful sunny side of life. I have been to the Tulip Festival and it is a sea of lovely color. :)

Sivinden said...

Amazing beauty!

Antonette said...

Stunning pictures of the tulip festival! BTW, I love your new header!

Carver said...

Breathtaking shots Sylvia. Thanks for taking us on this tour of the wonderful festival.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful garden of very colorful flowers.

Randi said...

WOW...Breathtaking captures from the Tulip festival, Sylvia! The colours are so rich. Love it!

Gary said...

Stunning colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dianne said...

I was hoping you would share with us your trip to the tulip festival ...what a magical outing Sylvia you have brightened up my morning.

Martha Z said...

Beautiful! Who needs to go to Holland in the spring when we can go to Washington's Skagit Valley?

LifeRamblings said...

such glorious blossoms and the quotes are perfect. thanks for brightening up my day.

Snap said...

I want to *do* the tulip festivals in the Pacific Northwest. How can I miss such beauty???!!!!! Wonderful shots! Love the header!

Valerie said...

A stunning collection of images Sylvia - what an amazing garden! Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

gave me chills. so beautiful!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing all those beautiful tulips.
Wish you a wonderful day.
Mette

Al said...

Incredible, Sylvia, and it looks like you got great weather for it. These photos remind me of the Keukenhof in Holland. I hope you have a fantastic week!

magiceye said...

Heavenly!!

Indrani said...

Such colorful captures. My heart is skipping with excitement!

Birgitta said...

Such wonderful pictures Sylvia!

lotusleaf said...

So bright and cheerful! In India, tulips grow only in Kashmir.

Jo said...

As usual I enjoyed every one of these images and quotes, Sylvia. And I adore your new header! Thanks for sharing. I hope you're having a wonderful day. Greetings, Jo

Cezar and Léia said...

What an impressive display of vivid colours!
God bless you!
Cezar

Leovi said...

OOOH! Beautiful photos are an excellent tribute to the spring, beautiful colors!. Greetings.

Stewart M said...

They are a splendid flower - we have tulip farms in the hills near us - but not in flower at this time of year!

The wind at the Remarkables was so strong that small kids were being blown over. Given how close the place is to some very steep cliffs I took my pictures and took my leave.

Stewart M - Australia

DeVona said...

So uplifting! Thank you!

JM said...

Amazingly beautiful! Gorgeous photos, Sylvia. WOW!

Hazel said...

A big wow. That lady (in black) is so lucky to be walking in such a beautiful flower garden. I especially love the blues mixed in with the rest of other colors. Lovely quotes too.

P.S. Discovered I missed writing my country next to my name right after I entered the linky (will not forget it next time). My apologies.

Betty Manousos said...

what stunning photos, sylvia!
beautiful! heaven on earth!
thanks for the enchantment!!


have a great day from start to finish!

xo

Linda Reeder said...

I'm so glad you got to go! It was incredibly beautiful this year!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, just Wow Sylvia,

You on the loose with your camera. I love these.

Gattina said...

What a very cheerful world, full of colors !

Karin M. said...

Great photo work, so lovely flowers .. this is a fantastic and beautiful park...
Best regards, Karin

NixBlog said...

What a delightful post, Sylvia! Those Spring bulbs have certainly pulled all stops out to give a magnificent show. Lovely photos.

Pam said...

I thought you went to the Netherlands. What a colorful array of beautiful tulips.
Hugs and smiles :)

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I have to ask...do you live in Holland. So many tulips in bloom at the same time. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--wow-wow.... Love the Tulips. All of those colors are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing all of that color.
Hugs,
Betsy

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