Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tulips









"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."

~ Ansel Adams

When Downton Abbey and The Big Bang Theory weren't diversions enough, to the tulip fields we fled. The annual festival at Tulip Town has always been a much awaited one, where the plump mountain air mingles with the faint, lingering smell of the tulips, a combination potent enough to numb the worldly worries for a while. As we neared the valley, it became cloudy and somewhat unexpectedly cold, but then the fields emerged like the unfurling of a hundred multicoloured flags. Row after row, wave after wave of breathtaking colours - fat yellow, feisty red, shy pink, seducing violet, rusty orange - all ending in a stunning kaleidoscopic blur, inching towards each other in a strange unison, till the eye could not say which is which. 
To tulips then, the invincible, undisputed queen of spring.

17 comments:

  1. Hello:
    These are simply lovely. It has always been a wish of ours, as yet unfulfilled, to visit the bulb fields of Holland at this time of year.

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    1. Hello! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. We are terribly lucky to have this annual festival here.

      Hope you make it to Holland soon; that'd be such a huge treat!

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  2. A visit to the tulip fields of the Valley has long been a wish of mine. I guess that this year I'll have to keep on wishing. Thanks for the lovely view!

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    1. That's just too bad! With the wedding and the other tidings, it must be a handful for you at the moment. I hope you get to visit the Valley next year.

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  3. Wow. I like the first and fourth pics especially. But each one has a distinct charm...
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    1. I'm glad you like them, Rajnish. Thank you!

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  4. Tulip heaven, what a splendid sight. Tulips are my favourite flower, your photos are a delight.

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    1. Thank you so very much. I know they are your favorite and I'm so glad you like these.

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  5. How beautiful !!! Your pictures are amazing !!! I like especially the first, the fourth and the last pictures!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Celine. You are always so very kind.

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  6. What spectacular images and I am particularly fond of the purple tulips.
    I just found your blog, though a comment at Hattatt's and as your new follower, I look forward to a visit and comments
    Helen

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    1. Hello Helen! Thank you for dropping by and following my blog; it means a lot.
      I'm glad you like the pictures. The purple tulip is my favourite too!

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  7. thanks for sharing.

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