Wild Wednesday Beauties For The Wild Wednesday Group

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Wild Wednesday Beauties For the Wild Wednesday Group

There was a weather warning and watch issued for Scott Air Base last night, so just in case, I decided to take pictures of our tulips in full bloom in the backyard late afternoon yesterday.  

Yolanda Realtor

To be fair, my husband planted them last fall.  He seems to have the green thumbs in the family.  Aren't they beautiful? 

Tulips before the storm 

Enjoy these beauties!

Yolanda Realtor Tulips

Yolanda Realtor Tulips Before the Storm

Yolanda Realtor Tulip Garden

Picture of the Moment - Tulips in Bloom

The storm came in O'Fallon with pea-sized hail and very heavy rains, which lasted about an hour. It's too dark to assess the damage, if any.  

 

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Stacey Smith
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Those are positively gorgeous.. I love tulilps... Great pictures.. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 19, 2011 05:46 PM #2
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Great pictures, I hope you didn't put yourself in any danger to get those shots because of the weather warning.

Apr 19, 2011 07:10 PM #3
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Karen Hurst
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Yo,

 I see you are getting more and more into photography! And doing it very well:)  Beautiful flowers which keeps us from being too upset about the weather. The tulips are not yet blooming here, almost, but not quite yet

Apr 20, 2011 02:00 AM #4
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Mike Jones
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Yolanda,

I'd like to see an "after" photo.  Tulips are my Darlin's favorite flower, btw.

Mike in Tucson

Apr 20, 2011 05:54 AM #5
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John McCarthy
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Hi Yolanda,

Those tulips are just stunning and your photography is fantastic. Great job capturing a moment!

Apr 20, 2011 10:40 AM #6
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Joan!  Thank you. The weather since last year and so far this year has been unusual.  I'm glad that I took the pictures when I did.  Thanks for the comment!

You're welcome, Stacey! Thanks!

Hi, Todd!  I took the pix a few hours before the storm came.  Thanks for the comment!

Karen - the blooms don't stay long enough, though.  Thanks, I've always taken pictures, I just don't post them. 

Hi, Mike!  It's still too mushy out the backyard.  lol  From our deck, they seem to have done ok.

John, good to see you.  Thank you... taking pictures of flowers don't need much... they're already beautiful.

Thanks everyone!

 

Apr 20, 2011 12:18 PM #7
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Carl Winters
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Yolanda they are absolutely beautiful. I was think about getting Ceil a bouquet of tulips or a plant for Easter. Thanks for the idea and thanks for posting in the Wild Wednesday Group.

Apr 20, 2011 12:47 PM #8
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Hi, Carl - Yay! I'm sure she would love it.  Personally I would prefer the tulips bouquet, but if she enjoys gardening, then a plant is going to be a winner, too.  You're welcome!  I like this group. :)

Apr 20, 2011 04:02 PM #9
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Dale Baker
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Howdy and morning to you Yolanda

Yolanda,
yours and your husband's Tulips sure are mighty fine looking! And you sure did take mighty fine photos so y'all could share them with others. Thank you mighty kindly!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Apr 20, 2011 05:34 PM #10
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Hello, Dale!

Thank you for your kind comment.  I love tulips and they're even more beautiful than the ones I buy from the store.  My hubby did a great job, and I didn't have anything to do with the planting. :)

Have a great day, as well!

Apr 21, 2011 05:46 AM #11
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Hi Yolanda,  Your tulips are fabulous!  The colors are just exquisite. 

Apr 22, 2011 03:55 PM #12
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Good evening, Elyse! This is our first time to have a flower garden, and we're very pleased with these tulips.  We had bright yellow daffodils also, but they apparently die off rather quickly.

Thank you, and Happy Easter!

Apr 22, 2011 05:09 PM #13
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Wow, Yolanda...you have some spectacular tulips...and a wonderful husband with a green thumb! Thanks for sharing your "Wild Wednesday" photos! :)

Leilani

Apr 23, 2011 07:28 PM #14
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Yolanda Hoversten
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You're welcome, Leilani!  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Easter!

Apr 24, 2011 08:57 AM #15
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Howdy and evening to you Yolanda

Yolanda,
I wanted to be sure to get by your blog to say, Happy Easter to you and your family! Hope y'all had mighty fine weather to enjoy along with Easter!



Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Apr 24, 2011 02:47 PM #16
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Happy Easter Monday, Dale!  Thank you, I hope it was a great time with your family.  Love the box of peeps with your pic!

Apr 25, 2011 03:01 PM #17
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Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
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I especially like the dark purple ones!! gorgeous tulips!! Your husband did a great job!

Apr 25, 2011 04:39 PM #18
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Thank you, Sheila!  They are so beautiful, and I found out very resilient as well.  We've had a week of thunderstorms, and a couple of tornado watch and they're still standing.  (Knock on wood!)

I also love the deep purple ones--they seem to be bigger than the others. :)

 

Apr 25, 2011 05:43 PM #19
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Donna Yates
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Great pics Yolanda.  Beautiful Tulips and so colorful.  Can't help but feel cheerful when you see flowers like this.

Apr 27, 2011 01:19 AM #20
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Good morning, Donna!  Thank you... I'm now using one of the pics as my screensaver to help brighten up the rainy days we've been having.  :)

Apr 27, 2011 04:29 AM #21
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