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Rain, Sheep and More Tulips

08 May

It feels today as if all the rain that hasn’t fallen in April has arrived overnight and all day. The shepherd arrived late this afternoon to feed the sheep who welcomed him with raucous baaing. I took the photo through an upstairs window. The lambs have certainly grown and have lost both their baby-ness and their springiness. .

Through the window I also took a photo of the tulips on the steps being battered by rain and wind. When I looked at the photo I realised that a couple had broken off so I brought them in and found several others that looked as if they need some tlc.

After an hour or so of having the orange ones indoors, I began to realise that they have a wonderful scent. I haven’t met scented tulips before. I shall certainly plant more of these next year after I have checked their name.

 

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11 responses to “Rain, Sheep and More Tulips

  1. commonprose

    May 9, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    We could use a rainy day or two like that here in Arizona.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      May 10, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Rain yes, we needed that but the winds were wild and destructive. You wouldn’t want those! 🙂

       
  2. ladysighs

    May 9, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Nothing to eat today? Seems like a rainy day would be a good day for baking. 😉

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      May 10, 2021 at 8:54 am

      Yes, we ate! Nothing worth reporting on though! 🙂

       
  3. makagutu

    May 9, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Some of that rain might have come all the way from Nairobi 🙂

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      May 9, 2021 at 7:49 am

      You’re probably right! We had red sand on cars and paintwork last week after strong winds from the south, Saharan sand they said. Have a good day. 🙂

       
      • makagutu

        May 9, 2021 at 7:49 am

        Hope today will be brighter and warmer

         
  4. Heyjude

    May 8, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    I suspect your orange ones are Ballerina, they have a lovely sweet scent. My favourite lily / fluted tulip. Brown Sugar is another one. This rain is dismal. I was very happy with my dry April!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      May 9, 2021 at 7:47 am

      It is dismal isn’t it? Grey, wet and windy but the Ballerinas are still mostly upright in the wall garden where they were a bit protected, such bright colours. A bonus of the rain though, I would never have discovered the beautiful scent if I hadn’t had to cut some to bring in. 🙂

       
  5. Sandra

    May 8, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    It’s been a grim day outside!

     

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