Queen of the Night
The rain pounded on the roof last night, sending gurgling rivulets of muddy water
down the back garden, pooling around the gazebo and deck, stirring sand, clay,
gravel into a murky mess.
I was happy I took photos on Saturday as now the azalea blossoms are scattered
about the soggy garden, branches bowing to the ground under the weight of water.
April showers became a storm ~ Nature can be less than gentle.
Thank you for the generous comments on my previous garden post.
I too would enjoy having you each here to share a nice cup of tea, and something
sweet to nibble on, while we talked about the hard work and huge pleasures a
The tulips were literally swept off their stems in the storm.
However, a little forethought, and a growing love for flowers at
the end of their blooming cycle, produced these.
Queen of the Night ~ a tulip of a dark maroon which looks almost
black when it first opens. They are quite stunning mixed with pink
or white tulips blooming at the same time.
I noticed that the last phase of bloom changed the petals, they
became lighter with shades of purple, plum, aubergine, ink blue,
I cut tulips for these images just knowing I would enjoy playing with them