Local Heart, Global Soul

August 13, 2019

Beauty In Season All Year Round…

I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my plant and flower photography. Back in 2017 whilst visiting the Garderen Sand Sculpture Exhibition I spied a few that didn’t present any problems when it came to swaying in the wind. These tulips are beautifully colourful but a tad ironic since the wood from trees (one plant variety) was used to make fake flowers (another plant variety).

I have to confess to having a bunch of these on my desk at work; mine are different, slightly more realistic, each bloom is multi-coloured and smaller, The bonus points are that they don’t give me hay-fever,  last forever, no worries about water on my computer desk and I don’t have to water stuff or clean it all up when it gets old. The other side of the coin though is that nothing brightens up a room more than the sight and smell of a vase of beautiful fresh flowers.

I keep the wooden ones at work and save fresh ones at home where we can enjoy them for longer. Luckily flowers are cheap in the Netherlands, most households have a fresh bunch of flowers at home some time during the week and they are a standard item to take with you to give to the host if you go to someone’s house to a meal for instance. The tulips might not be real but colour and beauty can be in season all year round.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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