Spring Tulips and Lace by Marjorie Wallace

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Tulip Town in Skagit Valley, Washington state

1510 views ~ 30 favorites ~ 04 April 2012

Sold not cards ~ A favorite card sold, but not here on the Bubble.

Sold in my calendars ~ 2011

LaConner, Washington ~ Last week in April

What says “cottage” more than tulips and lace? I loved seeing this and it has become an all time favorite for me. I hope you are feeling the same. I took this photo at Tuliptown, one of the tulip farms that takes part in the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. You can find out more about it here;

Featured HAPPY HAVEN PHOTOGRAPHY group~1 April 2009
Winning image in “Tulips and something else” challenge of TULIPS group ~ 1 October 2009
I am featured member for the Tulips group this first week of October.
Avatar for the TULIPS group October 2009
Second place in “Lace Curtains” challenge of COTTAGE STYLE group ~ 25 October 2009
Featured in COTTAGE STYLE ~ 11 NOV 2009
First place winner in “Windows with Lace Curtains” challenge in WINDOWS AND DOORS group ~ 31 January 2010

The tulip was introduced to Europe in the mid-16th century from the Ottoman Empire, and became very popular in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands). Tulip cultivation in the United Provinces is generally thought to have started in earnest around 1593 after the Flemish botanist Charles de l’Écluse had taken up a post at the University of Leiden and established the hortus academicus. There, he planted his collection of tulip bulbs—sent to him from Turkey by the Emperor’s (Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor) ambassador to the Sultan, Ogier de Busbecq—which were able to tolerate the harsher conditions of the Low Countries, and it was shortly thereafter they began to grow in popularity.

The flower rapidly became a coveted luxury item and a status symbol, and a profusion of varieties followed. They were classified in groups; one-coloured tulips of red, yellow, or white were known as Couleren, but it was the multicoloured Rosen (red or pink on white background), Violetten (purple or lilac on white background), and, to a lesser extent, the Bizarden (red, brown or purple on yellow background) that were the most popular. These spectacular and highly sought-after tulip bulbs would grow flowers with vivid colors, lines, and flames on the petals, as a result, it is now understood, of being infected with a tulip-specific virus known as the “Tulip breaking virus”, a type of mosaic virus.
(Excerpt from WIKIPEDIA)

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  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago

    fabulous… so very pretty .. is this now ?

  • No, unfortunately. I am just hungry for spring and awoke this morning thinking about this photo I had taken at the tulip festival a few years ago. It has long been a favorite of mine. Thank you, Elaine for your sweet words.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Andersonabout 6 years ago

    Very pretty, can’t wait untiil tulip time.

  • Thanks, Barbara. Me. too! Another month or so, right?

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyabout 6 years ago

    What a beautiful and charming capture, Marjorie! I know what you mean! I’m hungry for spring too but am sadly expecting a heavy snowfall overnight! Your beautiful images are a wonderful respite!

  • Thank you so much, Jessica for your nice words. Our photos can take us anywhere in our minds. Sorry to hear that you are expecting more snow. We had some a few nights ago, but it is lasting shorter times with each snow.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 6 years ago

    Tulip Time!! And this picture says it so beautifully, Marjie! It’s lovely! – Pat

  • Thank you, Pat. I snapped this at Tulip Town in Skagit Valley.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    this is sooooo pretty!!!! I love the detail of the wood … everything about this one indeed says “cottage”!!!!

  • Thank you so much, Lois. I actually have some old window frames like this out in the garage. Some have mirror in them and others have old glass or nothing at all. They all have their special uses.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • jujubean
    jujubeanabout 6 years ago

    how beautiful!!!!! hurry Spring!! LOL

  • Crocuses are here already. That is a good start.

    – Marjorie Wallace

    HELUAabout 6 years ago

    Very pretty and well composed !!!

  • Thank you so much, Helua.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaabout 6 years ago

    What a lovely shot Marjorie.

  • Thank you, Mariana.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 6 years ago

    This is so pretty – just lovely!!!!!

  • Thank you, Lori.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    I have one hanging in my kitchen … it’s all wonderfully chipped and nasty … with mirror … and is one of my favorite things!!!

  • thank you, Lois.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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