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Red tulips

Posted by
Richard Irwin (Belper, United Kingdom) on 28 March 2007 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

My last three posts have followed a 'scary' or 'spooky' theme, what with snakes and skulls and spiders, so to make a change in direction, here is an image of beautiful red tulips to brighten the mood

I came across these tulips in an old walled garden at Elvaston Castle, a historic stately home near the City of Derby. Inside the garden it was warm and sheltered, so the flowers were out weeks ahead of those on the outside. I spent an hour or so in there, photographing various flowers, and making the most of the warm weather and splash of colour. It certainly brightened my mood for the rest of the day.