Friday, March 30, 2012

Colored Eggs (Gekleurde Eieren) & a Tulip

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watercolor copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Colored Eggs, 2012 - Gekleurde Eieren, 2012 
Winsor Newton watercolors on cold pressed watercolor paper
March 2012 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

These are, most likely, going to be the only eggs I'm coloring for Easter! Not that I don't like coloring eggs, (I do) - I just don't have the time this year.

But, I do have some lovely petite tulips currently growing in my garden. :o) ...
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Tulipa humilis, 'Persian Pearl'.
March 2012 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Tulipa humilis Persian Pearl is a miniature charmer! It easily naturalizes, is an annual you don't have to dig up after the blooming season, flowers early and grows to approx. 15cm (6") in height. They look best planted in groups of, at least, 15-20 bulbs ... in my opinion.

Although the weird, late, hard freeze we had this winter stunted many of my tulips, a lot of these little Persian Pearls appear to have weathered the severe conditions pretty well. I love seeing their bright magenta petals amongst all the greens. :o)




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(Until the next post),
Judy
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2 comments:

Hannah said...

Hello, i was just looking a google pictures and i saw a drawing of my (and my parents) house, it is the bar at champsac (you drawed the side of my house), i was very imprested and it put a smile on my face to see that you hade a good time here in may 2011. By the way the donkeys name is sarkozy =')

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Hi Hannah! Thanks for your comment about my drawing of the bar in Champsac :o) Yes, we really did enjoy ourselves in your lovely village.
We might just stop by again this coming May, when we'll be back in France.

Oh!I love the donkey's name!!! LOL

Judy

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