Friday, April 16, 2010

towering tulips















the tulips are more lovely this spring than i can ever remember. a few evenings ago i spent about an hour driving and walking around trying to capture all their bouncy, reach-for-the-sky, lusciousness. for most of the above shots i laid right out on the ground so i could shoot up. it was fun and i loved the results.

please keep my dad, mom and family in your thoughts and prayers. we have hospice coming in to help care for dad at home. i spent all day there yesterday and now have packed a bag to go spend the entire weekend. there are no words to express how this feels. as always, thanks for your outreach of love and support.


11 comments:

cindy said...

i love the perspective of your wonderful tulip photos - always looking up to blue skies. wishing you all the best with your dad and mom. it's tough when the child becomes the parent. they're lucky to have you and i'm sure they know it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That first photo is so patriotic. Red, white and blue. Hang in there.

steviewren said...

Julie, I didn't know your dad was sick. I'm so sorry. You all will be in my prayers.

Love the angle of your photos. Blue sky behind flowers makes me smile every time.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

IT'S NICE TO BE HERE IT'S BEEN A WHILE. LOT'S OF BLESSING AND LOVE YOUR WAY AND FAMILY. THEY ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU.

lOVE AND A BIG AIR HUG TO YOU JULIE

AND YOUR PHOTOS ALWAYS BRING A SUNSHINE SMILE TO MY FACE, SO MUCH BEAUTY.

Christine said...

love your tulips, Julie, all the best with your dad, you're a good daughter

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

lori vliegen said...

beautiful tulips, julie....i wish we could have them all year 'round! i'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers......sending you many hugs...... xox, :))

Kelly Warren said...

beautiful shots, julie. i love laying on the ground shooting up. you and your family are very much in my prayers. sending big hugs your way.

Ruth said...

Yes, lying right down on the ground gave you some terrific shots, they really caught my attention as unique. Great job.

Liss said...

Your tulip photos are beautiful.
I love they way they look like they are dancing.
I hope all is as well as can be with your family.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Oh my gosh, seeing all your beautiful tulip photos, I was already thinking of my dad, tulips were his favorite. Such nice photos with the sky as a background....may ask permission to use one as a reference for a new piece. Most importantly, my heart and prayers do go to you and your family as you experience this part of your lives. I DO know how you feel, lost both of my parents in my early forties, just a year apart and they were both in seperate hospitals at the same time, my dad wasn't expected to live that extra year. It is a surreal time, something you dread, wondered about perhaps and then cannot believe the time is here. All I can say is, I found there were little blessings to be found even in the sad situation. I was blessed and honored to be holding the hand of my dad as he passed just as I did with my mom, but it is tough....my heart and strength go out to you. The memories will flash through your mind like a movie promo, at least they did for me. Stay strong.