Monday, April 19, 2021

Yellow Surprise

I've been doing a lot of yard work lately - picking up pine needles from the front yard, washing down the porch area, and getting a little space ready to plant a rose bush eventually.  It's really hard to get workers up here in the mountains, but after making several calls, I finally found a landscaper to pick up the big piles of leaves and debris that were left behind.  I actually like doing yard work, and there is a sense of completion when things are kept up.  I'm on a corner lot with a big front yard, and although the walkways are always washed down, the remainder of the area is all woods, and trees as tall as you can imagine.  I was outside working one day, and on the side of the house I noticed two yellow Tulips all by themselves growing in the wild.  I don't know how they got there, but it was a lovely sight.  

I pulled them, gave them some water, and placed them on the bird house.

The next day, they were starting to wilt, so I put them in a vase with water, and they stood straight and tall.



 They slowly started opening up,



until they were fully opened.  The inside of a Tulip is amazing with all its detail.



Here's some more Yellow pics.











All I have to is look at this smile, and my heart smiles too.  Doesn't Renecke keep the lawn up beautifully?



My surprise Tulips.



Have a cheerful week, friends.

~Sheri 

27 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The tulips are lovely and I know you love getting photos of the little ones. It feels good to work outside and look forward to time out there. Enjoy your week! I still have my special rose in my sidebar, the one you sent me!

Louca por porcelana said...

Made me smile too...How cute and pretty your post is! Blessings.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

Martha said...

What a nice surprise to find the gorgeous tulips and that sweet little one would make anyone smile! Have a beautiful week Sheri. :)

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely tulips;-)

CiNdEe said...

I love flowering surprises. That is a nice color. All my tulips are done blooming for the year. I have red ones. I love gardening. I am glad you are having fun too. It is nice to get out in the fresh air and sunshine. Have a great week!

Laurie said...

So much beautiful yellow! That little one in the yellow tu tu is just the absolute best!

Chatty Crone said...

Tulips are my favorite flower. They were probably planted by the last people and will come up every year.
You little granddaughter is precious.
Loved your meals - was one rice? You eat pretty healthy!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Neat discovery! Tulips bulbs were probably dropped by a squirrel or racoon. I hope you find more surprise flowers.
Happy Gardening!

Debby said...

Yellow always makes me smile.

Hena Tayeb said...

What a wonderful little surprise.
We saw our house in the winter and moved in during the summer so we were so pleasantly surprised when in the summer emerged a couple 100 daffodils in our backyard.

Patricia said...

What wonderful luck, to have two tulips pop up like that. I wish it would happen to me :) They are a gorgeous yellow, so cheerful like your little one's skirt. Happy Springtime Sheri.

Laurel Wood said...

I am glad you found someone to help you with your yard. The yellow tulips were a wonderful surprise. I love all your yellow photos. I most often have banana with cereal but today I found some lovely fresh strawberries for tomorrow’s cereal.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

It is lovely to find such pretty tulips planted by someone and now you can enjoy them, Sheri! Your yellow photos are great, but your granddaughter is so darling and happy. I can see why she makes your heart smile! Have fun working in your yard. It's one of my greatest pleasures!

Linda O'Connell said...

What a lovely surprise!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear Sheri! Yellow is a color that has grown on my in the last several years. It brings so much joy to my eyes! How fun to see these tulips just pop up! The tulips in our area have not opened up yet but their green, slender bodies are starting to emerge.

Everything looks warm and sunny out there; we have gone back and forth from cold and cloudy to warm and sunny but this is April in Minnesota, so it's not too consistent.

Have a glorious day my friend.

Olde Dame Holly said...

What a lovely bunch of yellows! How surprising to find those two yellow tulips just growing alone. I love the food pictures; they are making me hungry! All such lovely shades of yellow. And the prettiest pics of the bunch, your granddaughter!

Pilar said...

Yellow is such a beautiful color especially during this time of year!

Jeanie said...

A cheery yellow post! I love that color -- the tulips are great. The first spring is always such a discovery of what was there before. I spend what seems like the first half of the summer sweeping pine needles at the lake. After awhile, it's kind of Zen!

Pam said...

HAHA..I had to laugh at the last pic, you do what I do, tips of the toes in the pic! lol....Seeing that little one would make me smile also. Adorable. I understand the feeling of doing the yard and standing back and loving the way it all looks. Love your tulips. What a great surprise.

Carla from The River said...

Hi~ you keep finding fun surprises. Thank you for sharing them with us. I do enjoy seeing your sweet grandgirls too. They make me smile.
xx oo
Carla

Holly said...

Yellow is so uplifting, variations of purple have been April's hue over here.

Mellie said...

Such pretty tulips and what a nice surprise to find in your yard.

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, what a lovely post. I love tulips, too. So glad you found workers to help you clean up. Spring WAS here in western Massachusetts but winter's made a come back. Yesterday, April 21 for crying out loud, guess what fell down from the sky? Yup. SNOW. Brother. Thanks for all your visits and comments, Sheri. They mean a lot to me. Hugs. Susan

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri those yellow tulips have to be one of the most cheerful surprises. You are so right about the centers being amazing. That lovely granddaughter of yours made me smile in her bright skirt. Her smile is a ray of sunshine. Don't work too hard and take time to smell the roses.😊 Hugs!

Rose said...

I love the color yellow. That smile would make anyone smile! There is just something infectious about a baby/toddler/young child...they bring out the best in a ;lot of people. Her yard does nice!

Marilyn Miller said...

What pretty tulips. I love them so much.