The reality of the tulips in my yard popping up anytime soon is just too hard to imagine today. Yes, the sun is shining (our solar water heater will heat more than 40 gallons of water to over 120F today) but the temperature has dropped more than ten degrees (F) since I got up this morning and it is predicted to again drop below 0F for the next two nights! Spring is coming very slowly this year in Vermont!
This time of year we often give ourselves a gift of bouquets of tulips, grown locally and freshly cut so they last and last. I then typically get out my camera, tripod and a macro lens with close-up rings, moving around the flowers at all angles and in all kinds of light. Maybe it is not as nice as sitting outside next to a bloom but, nonetheless, a delight, especially when I look out and still see two feet of snow.
I trust you too will enjoy this brief slideshow of my Spring in a vase!
For those who don’t have the software to see the slide show, you can see the same photographs here: