On a cloudy day the blooms stay closed, but still look pretty.
I love all their beautiful, bold colors.
This lovely couple are the last surviving Red Emperors.
The yellows are very consistent and don't seem to diminish as the years go by.
But the fringed purplish-pink tulips get the prize for the longest blooms! They finally lost their petals just a couple of days ago.
And finally we have this lovely late pink clump, blooming with the creeping phlox (subulata, or moss phlox).
There are many other things blooming at the moment and I've been having lots of fun with the camera. The lilacs are gorgeous this year, but there are no blooms at all on the red crab apples. The apple trees had very few blooms too. We must've had a killing frost at a crucial time, which killed most of the buds.
Kate Englehardt Clark