Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bloomin' Sunday..



Above, the first glimpse of the wonders awaiting us below in the valley. Despite the weather prediction of rain and storms yesterday we were up early and off to see the tulips at Araluen Botanical Park. This is the first time we've made it to the tulip festival and we weren't disappointed, it was spectacular! The red had the biggest blooms I've ever seen on a tulip and the colour.. oh la! it was so intense, the hardest to capture. Such a contrast between the surrounding native Australian bush and the exotic tulips and yet somehow it worked beautifully. Luck was with us, just as we made it back to the car the heavens opened and la pluie fell :) Unfortunately not so lucky for the busload of visitors that had just arrived. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, take care and stay safe...


34 comments:

  1. Oh, such gorgeous, colorful tulips!! We have tulip festivals here in the northwest and I always try to go!! Terrific captures for the day!! Thanks so much for sharing the beauty! Hope you've had a great weekend and wishing you a beautiful new week!! Enjoy!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a wonderful setting for the tulips, Grace! I see the lovely redhead was with you! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. These plants are not only beautiful ... but also they are wonderful !!.

    Tomás.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Blooming marvellous! Competition for Ottawa!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. They are exquisitely beautiful, Grace! It'll be months and months before I see them again!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A little bit of Netherlands in Australia! Arianna

    ReplyDelete
  7. All those tulips...for a minute there, I thought I was on William's photoblog!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow amazing intense colour Grace, beautiful pictures and glad you missed the rain!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The rain brought some good things.
    Lovely to photograph, but not easy.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Tulips are my favorite flower....and these are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Tulips in August--how cool is that! Long way to go, though to see them. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. C'est vraiment très beau, c'est comme en Hollande :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow, what a spectacular sight! All of those tulips and in such a wonderful natural looking setting. I love all of these shots.
    The color red does play havoc with digital cameras, doesn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  14. I had my fingers crossed for you weather wise! Smashing pics!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. They are wonderful and how inspired to photograph them through the bush.

    ReplyDelete
  16. All that color and one red head!



    ( '>
    /))
    //"" SO HAPPY to BE BACK!
    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=
    Trip was great, but being without internet made me miss you and all my friends!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a wonderful place. Colourful and pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ah, the tulipfields in Australia, nice pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful pictures, Grace, oui, comme en Hollande, that was my first thought, too! So untypical for Australia!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Araluem is always amazing at tulip time. I haven't been there for 3 years I think... time to go again!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like you comparison: red tulips alive with the sparseness of the woods behind.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Easy to start shooting, trickier to stop!

    ReplyDelete
  23. These are wonderful, Grace. It is like a quick visit to Holland.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Those blossoms make my heart sing; flowers will do it everytime for me!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow, how stunning these all are. As much as I enjoy summer the best, there's something so incredible and beautiful about spring and all that comes to life!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Nice! What a beautiful display of flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Das sind Bilder vom Frühling schöne blühende Blumen.

    Gruß
    Noke

    ReplyDelete
  28. So, so pretty. Glad you finally made it - last year! :-))

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...