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At long last:

black tulip

That photo shows the most accurate color, but this isn’t bad.

black tulip

And I do like the lighting in this third shot.

black tulip

The black tulips are lovely but hard to photograph well. For images, the white tulips stole the show.

white tulip

I didn’t do a whole lot this weekend. The cold I’d been fighting off all week kicked in on Saturday afternoon. It could be worse – that was after I met last week’s deadlines, and after we went mushroom hunting Saturday morning.


No morels, but everyone had fun.


Even Morgan, who got the house to himself for a while.

black cat

Like the black tulip, the black cat is difficult to photograph well. It’s rare I get a photo of him that turns out well.

5 Comments on “Ta-dah!”

  1. #1 Aleta
    on May 3rd, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Beautiful! LOVE the black tulips!

  2. #2 Na
    on May 3rd, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Ooooh! I want black tulips! Do all tulips grow anywhere other tulips grow?

  3. #3 Bleubeard and Elizabeth
    on May 3rd, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Really lovely flowers. Found your blog by accident. Really love your photos.

  4. #4 Phiala
    on May 4th, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Thank you – I’m glad you all enjoyed the photos. I wish you could come see the real flowers too.

    The black ones should grow anywhere that other tulips thrive. I got them from Brecks. The links for the varieties are a post or two back.

  5. #5 Kim
    on May 5th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Oh wow. I want to capture those flower colors in paint! I don’t know if it’s possible, especially with the glow to them. Gorgeous! I really want to try to match that–if I do, I’ll let you know.