Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

Well maybe not 'tip toe' through
but we can at least
enjoy them 

Thursday was our big grocery day
and I couldn't resist bringing
 home a pretty bouquet
of lovely spring tulips.

I was able to choose from pink tulips
and red and yellow and mauve etc
but these ones caught my eye.

I would LOVE to plant some
tulips here on the farm
but I'm afraid we have way
too many squirrels 
running around
and they
tulip bulbs.

So this past fall I planted daffodils instead.

Hopefully they will start to show
signs of life soon.

Until then...
I may just have to treat myself
again ;)

Poor hubby's back went out last
Tuesday and he has been up and down
since then.

I'm sure we'll be making a trip into 
the city to see his doctor tomorrow
but he says he's going to work tonight.

We'll see what happens when he get's up.

His big brother came over today  
and used the tractor to continue
cleaning out our hedgerow
I'm sure it's been many MANY
years since anyone has been able
to walk under those trees!

Mostly he is just cutting off dead limbs
and taking down dead trees that were 
burned when the barn caught fire. 

We had hoped that some of them would
recover and they least partially. 
It's always sad when you have to take
a tree down but sometimes you
have no choice.'s been a good weekend
and a sunny one.
I hope yours has been a good one too.

Linking up with

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Karen at
My Little Home And Garden for

Mary at 
Little Red House for

I hope you will stop by and
say "HELLO" to these lovely ladies
and check out all the 
wonderful photo's.

Hope your week is a good one!


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Maura: Pretty, pretty tulips. I know I stated patience but I've almost got my dining room slicked up and think I will have to break down and buy some too..Hope Hubby is feeling better. Judy

Tina said...

They are beautiful and so much promising spring. I watch their leaves in the garden grow longer and longer and am so longing to have their splash of colour added to the browniness :-)

Melanie said...

Your pictures are just lovely! That was a nice way to start my morning!
Yes, it is sad to take down a tree, we had to have the oak in from of the house removed, did not realize just how bad it was, the men said that if we had strong wonds, we could have had a tree inside the house! A couple of weeks later we had a storm with high winds, so we were lucky! But it is sad, I miss that shade of that oak tree. Have a super Monday!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What wonderful photos, and I especially love the last one. It creates a mystic mood.

I do hope your husband is feeling much better soon.

Hope you will see some daffs popping up shortly.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Lynne said...

Nothing like a bunch of tulips to brighten a winter day!

Vintage Gal said...

Maura ~ I just love your tulips. What a sweet touch of spring. I can hardly wait for my tulips and daffodils to pop ;-) Hope your hubby feels better soon

NanaDiana said...

Maura~ Those tulips are beautiful. I may have to pick up some for myself this week. I am so anxious for Spring now.

I hope your hubby's back is better soon. That is just miserable when you can't do anything you want to do.

It will be nice when all the clearing is done on your place but it IS sad to see trees coming down. xo Diana

Deb said...

You certainly captured one of my favorite flowers. I think I need some now, too. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week, Maura. Hugs, Deb

Bee Haven Bev said...

Lovely pictures, Maura!! Oh, how I cannot wait for tulips and daffodils and such to be in's not far away now!! And then what pretty pictures we will all be able to take. Hope your hubby's back is better real soon....sending healing wishes!!


Jocelyne said...

These photos are so beautiful and lovely ! I really enjoyed your post and it made me longing for spring. We're still under the snow here in Quebec, Canada.

Skogkjerring said...

Lovely tulips! I can´t wait for spring :-) Hope your hubby feels better soon! Warm greetings from Norway :-)

Pondside said...

I bought myself to big bunches of red tulips on Saturday and they brightened the weekend. I can't wait until they're blooming in the flower beds.

Cuby said...

Beautiful tulips. I love these flowers too. Treat yourself again.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The tulips are beautiful. Lovely photos.
Have a wonderful week.

Sherri said...

Maura, those tulips are just absolutely gorgeous! Love your photos!!

Muffy's Marks said...

Your tulip pictures are beautiful, make me wish for spring. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

So much work on the farm. I would think the dogs would keep the squirrels at bay, but daffodils are my favorite. Hope yours have many blooms.

LANA said...

Such pretty pictures of tulips, I hope spring gets here soon. Hope hubby's back feels better too.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, very beautiful, very beautiful... love the colors =)

Jen said...

Maura, I can't wait to read all your blog and all future posts!
I think you are living my life?!
I was attracted to your blog as we had a camper van called "Lila". Sadly we sold her when we bought our Narrowboat, Eliza which is now for sale so we can pursue our dream of buying a place where we can have a small animal sanctuary (small only for now!) and become self sufficient.
The tulips are beautiful, they are not out here yet in oxfordshire, nor are the daffs, but I can't wait!
Thankyou for the anticipation!

Unknown said...

My favourite flower! I've been catching up with life at Lilac Lane Cottage and was so delighted to meet your new horses! Here's to perhaps a more normal spring, this winter and last summer have not been 'normal' for many of us, has it?

Love all the changes to your blog too Maura! Well done!


My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Maura

I can see I need to treat myself to some tulips. I love them, especially when they start popping up in the garden come May. It's my own little Tulip Festival then. I don't think it will rival the one in Ottawa, but it makes me smile!

Thank you for linking to Sunlit Sunday.


John Going Gently said...

tiny tim would have LOVED this post

Neesie said...

There's nothing like a fresh bunch of tulips but then any fresh flowers does it for me :D
By the look of that sun your daffodils will be showing their little faces soon.
I hope your hubby is okay...if he's anything like mine he'll just struggle on. Men!
I'm away to have a look at the other blogs you suggest...have a great day :D

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Wow beautiful photos. I love tulips and I grow them in tubs but unless I net them they get dug up by the squirrels.

Sherri said...

Your tulips are lovely...We too have the squirrel problem. Our solution was to plant the bulbs(any) at their proper depth, cover with a very thin layer of dirt, then lay chicken wire over your lightly covered bulbs bulbs, finally completely cover your bulbs & wire with the reccomended amount of dirt. We saw squirrels literally trying to pull them through the wire, but the bulbs are just too fat & the wire requires the squirrels to dig between the mesh so to speak. (Ha!Ha! little thieves...LOL).

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Pretty tulips!! Good for you for splurging. I see so many ladies buying little bouquets 'just because' and I think I will too the next time I go shopping!
Sorry to hear about hubby's back. Tie that man down! He needs to rest and let it heal. ;) Thankfully, big brother is around to lend a helping hand.

Kim, USA said...

Oh my these is beautiful!

Crab Apple

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Hi Maura,

I was feeling a little down today but your pictures of tulips helped me smile and to look forward to the coming spring. I spent time and money today going through plant catalogs making plans and ordering seeds.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Tulips have a way of making me smile. Yours are beautiful.

wendy said...

The tulips are gorgeous. Such a happy flower. (well, actually all flowers seem to be "happy flowers') At least they sure make me happy.
I hope to someday plant bulbs around our property too once we get the "landscaping plan" in effect. But, living in the country, as you said, I wonder if the wild life will leave them alone.
You certainly wouldn't find any today as it has been blizzarding all day and we now have a good 8 or more inches out there.

Beatnheart said...

Another lovely post Maura...the farm is looking so beautiful...every year more and more happens as we watch from the sidelines.

Nancy C said...

Aren't these so cheery? I noticed my tulips are poking through the ground. Won't be long now... :)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots of the gorgeous tulips, love them!
Hope your husband is feeling better.

Dagmar said...

hi Maura,
love the barns and the tulips..glad to see all is well in your world! great photos!

Anonymous said...

Love the textured photo!

quiltzyx said...

Beautiful photos of your tulips! I think those would have been my choice too. :D
Hope your husband's back is doing much better by now.


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