Thursday, January 20, 2011

Simple Pleasure on Dayle's Blog: Tulips in January



While strolling through the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, a pleasant surprise waited for visitors in one of the rooms near the gift shop.

Temperatures dipped outside, causing everyone in sight to shiver, but inside, on a table, stood a bouquet of cheery, yellow tulips. They lit up the room with their bright and sunny color.

In just a few, short (please?) months,  tulips in all colors will be brightening up walkways and gardens throughout New England.  What a perfect delight to find them while outside the ground is frozen solid and overhead skies tend to be slate gray.

That discovery of  a yellow tulips bouquet in January turned out to be a first class simple pleasure. 

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Thanks again, Dayle,  for hosting this weekly Simple Pleasures party!

What Are Your Favorite Color Tulips?

20 comments:

Karen said...

Susan, nothing could have been any more beautiful to look at! Yellow is my favorite color and tulips rank right behind daffodils. I'm looking for a small bouquet Friday when I go to the grocery store. Need a little cheering up on these damp, cold, and dreary days.
Joining you @ Dayle's.

It's Just Dottie said...

I think the color yellow a happy color.Looking at your photos is one of my simple pleasures today.
Dottie

diane stetson said...

I loved seeing all the tulips when I was in Holland...gorgeous colors among the windmills. Tulips are my daughter in laws favorite flower.

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

They are really lovely! So happy and cheerful!
We had one yellow and red striped tulip emerge in our garden when the other flowers were finished. It was simply beautiful and a surprise to us!
blessings..Trish

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

A yellow tulip is one of the most beautiful flowers there is, it's simple beauty bring joy to the heart just knowing that when you see the tulips in bloom Spring is always close behind.
Molly

Sue said...

That's so true, flowers brighten the dullest of days and those yellow tulips are beautiful.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore any and all tulips. Particularly those that are two toned or have jagged edges.

Soooo lovely.

mo said...

Hi Susan, You are right, the tulips are bright and light up the room. They are beautiful. *hugs*

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those are gorgeous! I am ready for some beauty as I look out the window at dreary. I think I'll bring home some flowers today! hugs, Linda

sarah said...

these are soo pretty and look like sunshine on a cold day.

maria said...

Oh this is just beautiful! A bit of Spring...ah, the color is just perfect on a winter day! :)

M.

Dayle said...

Susan, what a perfect simple pleasure ... God's gift of flowers to brighten up a winter day. Love it!

T's Daily Treasures said...

That brilliant yellow is certain to brighten up the dreariest day. We had blue skies today after yesterday's clouds and drizzle. Hope you are having a warm and wonderful day. Best wishes, Tammy

Chatty Crone said...

Tulips are a simple pleasure - they were gorgeous. My favorite color tulips are pink.

sandie

Karen Lange said...

Lovely! It's snowing like crazy here in north central KY, so a bit of spring is very nice to look at!
Blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

I love 'em all. :) Isn't it amazing how the small things brighten our days?

Blessings,
Susan

LDH said...

Tulips are more than a simple pleasure in my opinion ~ they are a huge pleasure! The yellow ones are so beautiful and cheerful!

Heaven's Walk - said...

White white white! Love the simplicity, the pure beauty of the white ones!

xoxo laurie

Kay K said...

Flowers are one of my loves and the Yellow Tulips makes one happy !!!

My Life said...

Yellow is my fav color and one of my fav flowers of spring :) What a great simple pleasure!

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