Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sunshine Came Softly Through My Window

I bought these beautiful tulips about a week ago. They were tight buds when I purchased them. I was so surprised to see how lacy they were when they opened!
The have a beautiful scent too! Almost like a rose.
Does anyone know what type of tulip this is? You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

I hope the sun is shining softly through your window today too.

Welcome Home,
Penny


46 comments:

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Good Morning Penny,
Your tulips are beautiful in the sunlight! We have a wonderfully sunny day here. I hope to get out and enjoy it for awhile. Your blog is wonderful, Thank you!

Stacey said...

Hi Penny. Your tulips are so pretty. I need to go find some. Your blog background is pretty too. :)

Donna said...

Your tulips are beautiful in the sunshine, Penny! I love tulips.

It's sunny here today too. I'm looking forward to a warm weekend.

Hugs,
Donna

joan said...

Hi Penny: At first glance I'm thinking they are "parrot" tulips. I've planted some in my garden at my mom's and they are really lovely. But with the light and the fact that they are already so opened it's hard for me to say for sure.

Jillian said...

I just absolutely love tulips. The way they stand so tall, reaching for the sky. Perfect for spring!

The TinCan Cottage said...

Hi, Penny , :) I Will Have To Wait another Month here in Michigan to see anything as Beautiful as those Tulips. But Spring is in the Air here too. I Saw a Bluebird while on a walk this morning! Thank You for Your Inspirational Site..I left you another post on your Antiquing Outing. But just in case, I want to Say that you Are My Inspiration! What Energy You Have! My Favorite Blog Site! Im Working on my Own Mosaic project, Maybe you could honor me with a look at my new blog/project Thanx :)

The TinCan Cottage said...

Oh Almost Forgot! Those Are Definitely Parrot Tulips! And Beautiful Ones At That!

Vanilla Lavender said...

So pretty! Have a nice day! :) Vanessa

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
Your tulips are just lovely!. Tulips are such a fresh and happy flower. I only wish they lasted longer.
We are still getting rain here, but at this very moment as I look out my rain dropped window I see brightness as if the sun is only thinking about peeking his head out for us.
Have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

Penny said...

Hi Penny,
I agree. Those are parrot tulips. Like your new motif for the blog. I'm a toile junkie. And by the way, I loved the snow pictures. Made me wish we were at Lake Lure. As it was, we had company in Fla. for bike week and the guys nearly froze and had to ride home to NC in 30 degree temps.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Penny, I love your tulips! They are definitely parrot tulips. All parrot tulips bloom ends are feathered, curled, twisted, or waved! Love the color of them. I have tulips coming up all over my yard, I am looking forward to them opening!
~Ann

sandra/tx said...

Penny, those are beautiful tulips. The first sign of spring! :-)

I love your snowy pics, too. I wonder if you could turn one into next year's Christmas card.

Rhondi said...

Beautiful tulips. I think they are parrot tulips. Don't you love the way they open up?

Catherine Holman said...

I think they may be a parrot tulip. Very pretty!
Hugs,
Cathie

Judi said...

Penny
That is a beautiful bouquet of tulips. I was just going to say parrot tulip and I see Catherine also said that. My girlfriend had some in her garden and these look much like them.
Wonderful shade..my favourite colour.
today is a beautiful sunny day...I can't imagine you and so many other southern states are getting the snow and winter weathers. We haven't had snow in a couple of weeks now...but its not melting because its so cold.

Keep warm...and enjoy the day
Judi

Lynda said...

Tulips are one of my favorites, and those are beautiful!

Shellmo said...

I see from the comments above that they are parrot tulips - and you have such a lovely arrangement! Flowers are great any day of the week!

Vee said...

Well it was a beautiful day, cold, dang cold, but beautiful. Now if I just can get to the windows to wash them, I'll have soft light streaming through freshly washed windows, too.

The tulips are wonderful. Hope that someone you know is a tulip expert!

Vee said...

Ahhh, I see that you do have a few expert friends...parrot tulips!

bj said...

Beautiful flowers...
It was in the high 80's here in West Texas and we had lunch on the patio....ummmm!

glorv1 said...

I love red tulips and those are the parrot tulips everyone is saying. I'm looking forward to my tulips coming out. Have a great rest of the week.

Meggie said...

Looks like your readers feel that the tulips are parrot tulips. Can't prove it by me. I just know they are vividly colorful and gorgeous. The sun shone today in PA and it makes all the difference.

Lee Laurie said...

Penny,
I think that these are parrot tulips and they are so pretty. I love the colors.
Love,
Lee Laurie

Susie Q said...

What a lovely sight! Spring will be here before you know it...I promise!

Love,
Sue

Amber B. said...

I bought some pale orange tulips last week. They also have opened up beautifully. Makes me long for spring!

Kris said...

Hi Penny,
the tulips are beautiful.
The sun was shining here today. It was a warm 54 degrees and tomorrow promises to be about 10 degrees warmer......I can smell spring in the air.

Kris

Miss Sandy said...

Penny,
Thank you so much for sharing your tulips! I can't tell you what a bright spot they are in my evening! They are just glorious! Thank you for the well wishes I so appreciate them.

Pink Slippers said...

We had such a lovely day of rain and sunshine throughout. With all the rain we have had Spring is
stretching her pretty arms. I wish I would of planted tulips this year. I just love them.
Wendy

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I don't know what kind they are, but they are so lovely! I just had to pop back in because as I clicked away...my brain screamed "RED TOILE!" Hehehee! I am loving your background :)

Hugs,
Dena

Blondie's Journal said...

Penny,
I am with everone else and these indeed are parrot tulips. I have them come up every spring and how they have multiplied! They are so pretty when the open up!

xoxo
Jane

Tutti Chic said...

Talk about brightening up ones day! These tulips have done just that for me my friend! GORGEOUS! xo chris

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Penny, your tulips are beautiful! I love that photo - the light is gorgeous!

Manuela

Mary said...

Tulips are my favorite Spring flower - love them, especially pink ones. These are stunning - as many have mentioned, probably parrot tulips.
I must shop for some to put in the dining room - almost done with the chairs, last waxing today and I'm so pleased with the way they turned out.

Getting warm again - this weekend I plan to turn out the potting shed and get ready for much needed gardening chores!

Hugs - Mary.

Painter's Place said...

I don't know what kind, but they are beautiful!!!

Painter's Place said...

Isn't that funny that your husband is working in Elkin? You should send him to check Jerry's out for you. My husband is an engineer also. If ya'll move to Mt. Airy, that is only 20 min. away. You'll definitely have to visit Jerry's. You will love it!

Nice to meet you too!
Gina

Ginger said...

The tulips are beautiful. For some reason, I've never been around tulips, and didn't know they had any fragrance. I'll have to see if our stores sell any.

Among the Hedgerows said...

Your tulips opened up beautifully, Penny! I'm not sure what they are but I love their ruffles.

xo,
Lynda

kari and kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful tulips!! Love their color and texture! Stunning!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Natasha Burns said...

They're beautiful Penny! I'm also thinking they're Parrot Tulips, they're so special! xo

Carolyn said...

I love tulips and the snow pics are beautiful also!
Carolyn

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful! I do love tulips! Susan

Sue said...

These are beautiful...are they parrot tulips??

Michelle said...

Wow, another amazing bright post! The flowers are gorgeous.

Mermaid Debbie said...

I love, love tulips. Thanks for the inspiration. I cannot wait for mine in my yard to show their cheerful faces. I had better go buy some!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just posted some red tulips too! I have never seen ones like yours...wow. cherry

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have seen them..but I am not sure of their correct name. I have heard them just called ruffled tulips but I know that is not correct. Someone will, or already has told you the name, I am sure.
Love to you and yours, Penny.
Mona