Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tulips on Mosaic Monday

"Just living is not enough...

one must have sunshine, freedom

and a little flower."

~Hans Christian Anderson

"Bring the tulip and the rose,

While their brilliant beauty glows."

~Eliza Cook

"The tulip's petals shine in dew,

All beautiful, but none alike."

~James Montgomery, On Planting a Tulip-Root

"Life is the flower

for which love is the honey."

~Victor Hugo

"Flowers are love's truest language."

~Park Benjamin

"A flower touches everyone's heart."

~Georgia O'Keefe

"Clean as a lady

cool as glass

fresh without


the tulip was."

~Humbert Wolfe, 1924

Thank you, Mary, for hosting

Mosaic Monday.

Please join Mary & others at the

Little Red House

My tulips have been especially beautiful this year.
Next to bloom will be the iris & the lily of the valley, along with the peonies.
I hope you saw or read something here today that lifted your spirits &
made you smile or somehow brightened your day.




  1. Hi, very beautiful mosaics and pictures! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!

  2. Read a lot that lifted my heart, beautiful shots of the tulips. Have a wonderful week and take care.

  3. What a beautiful post. You have some great photos and very pretty tulips. I was in awe of your header. I love that mosaic as well.

  4. Had to come and deliver another post after reading yours, yes I have read The Riverton. It was a great story.

  5. So many beautfil tulips and words of wisdom. You have brightened my day already.

  6. Hi Rett... Beautiful Pictures! I like the unusual view into the bowl of the tulip!

  7. Very beautiful tulips. Very lovely variety of colors.

  8. Your yellow tulips are like cups of sunshine! Lovely!


  9. Wow! I love the special effects/frames. It's clear that I still have a lot to learn.

  10. So colourful tulips! I agree, they are like sunshine in your garden. Have a nice week.

  11. A very colorful post, I love your tulips! Have a great week!

  12. I love tulips. I don't grow them here (too lazy to plant every year as it's not cold enough). I have to get my tulips at the grocery. Wonderful color. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Rett, what beautiful colorful tulips. Such great photography, too. Thanks for getting the word out about my giveaway by adding it to your sidebar. I know I need a button. I want one with my header. Do you know who I can get one from. I don't know how to make one.

    Thanks, Kim

  14. Your tulips are two of my favorite colors. How I wish I had a vase of them sitting on my kithen table. Your photos are stunning and such beautiful mosaics. Your are truly talented. Thanks for sharing so much beauty. Stella

  15. What beautiful, happy yellow tulips you have! Can't wait to see your peonies...

  16. Hi Rett!!!!
    MY oh My those tulips are amazing!!!!!That is my 2nd daughter's favorite flower!!!I am thinking it might just be mine too!!!!I wish I could grow those here, I may ask, maybe they would grow here in the winter time????
    Your pictures of all your flowers are stunning, such perfect color and clarity.
    Oh, the item I found and bought was a CROWN , a large one at that, a cookie cutter, my daughter wants to make the sandwiches for Camdyn's birthday party in that shape, I found it the other night after the movies!!!I was buying a few treasures( a blog post to come soon ) and I turned and saw those and almost fainted as we were just talking about how we might not find them and then if we did they might be small, these are perfect!!!!
    Camdyn's 2nd birthday is a Princess theme this year, my daughter has birthday themes for a few more years planned!!!!Everyone assumed we would do a Princess theme last year at her 1st party, bu it was Camdyn's fairy 1st birthday with a fairy garden theme!!!!
    The title this year is so clever and cute too!!!!!Some of our pesty relatives read my friends comments so I cannot give anything away just yet!!!!
    Hope you had a fun week end, Yes do a picnic with your darling Caroline, she would love it and I know you, it would be an amazing picnic basket of great food!!!!
    Enjoy your week

  17. Beautiful pictures and I love the way you put them together!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  18. What a beautiful all the intense colors...makes life happy!!!

  19. I LOVE the tulips!
    Thanks for the advice on the tomato seeds. I will try that!

  20. Tulips make me happy! I took a few photos of ours when I got home. They were almost past their prime, but still pretty. I may have to try a mosaic of my own.


  21. Hello, I love your tulips, I think this year the tulips are just gorgous and vibrant. My hyacins didn't do to well, I am also looking forward to my peonies they are one of my favorites along with lilacs...who am kidding I love all the flowers..Thank you so much for sharing, I'll be waiting to see more. Have a wonderful week.

  22. Rett, your photos and collages are always so beautiful. These actually put some "spring" in my steps :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  23. I agree with Hans, where would life be without sunshine and flowers - so wonderful and important for ones' happiness. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. Greetings from Vancouver Island. Michelle

  24. YOu really do spectacular mosaics, and with the tulips they are so beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with the next blooms!

  25. They're sooo pretty! What a cheery way to start the day, thank you! I'm going to save the wonderful quotes, just for daily inspiration.

  26. Such beautiful flowers, and photography! The quotes are lovely and very inspiring.


  27. Hi Rett!!!
    Thank you for the tulip info for the state of AZ, I will try getting some bulbs before the fall!!
    I bought some fresh flowers tonight for a pic appt for the little one tomorrow, daughter said get Bright yellow, and I know she meant more gold then yellow, so I settled on cute happy daisys, I could not decide between sunflowers, tulips and the daisys, and I made a very big girl decision on my own and got the daisys!!!!
    Have a great week end

  28. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

  29. Love tulips, but the peonies in your header made me especially happy!

  30. Rett, your tulips are fabulous as were the quotes. Thank you for sharing both. How many bulbs did you plant? Can't wait to see the iris in bloom.


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