Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Taking time to smell the tulips...

On Saturday, the kids and I went to the botanical gardens and saw hundreds of tulips! Yellow, white, purple, pink, and red ones lined the pathways. Some of them were almost as tall as the kids.

Absolutely gorgeous.

I was just bummed that I didn't have my camera but was happy to, at least, snap these with my phone. I sent the one of the kids to my mom, which she loved and texted back that tulips are very symbolic. Today, I googled "tulips meaning" and found this -

Meaning of the Color of Tulips -
Tulips are symbolic of fame and perfect love. The symbolic meanings also change with the color of the tulips. Red tulips mean "believe me" and are a declaration of true love. Variegated tulips mean "you have beautiful eyes." Yellow tulips mean "there's sunshine in your smile" and cheerful thoughts. Cream colored tulips mean "I will love you forever." White tulips symbolize heaven, newness and purity. Purple tulips symbolize royalty. Pink tulips mean affection and caring.
Orange tulips mean energy, enthusiasm, desire, and passion.

I learned something new!

I'm hoping we can go back this weekend and take some more shots. That is, if everyone is well. Strep throat is on the home front right now...again. ugh. Fingers crossed that it passes quickly so we can take be there for the reopening of the butterfly garden too.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to take some time for Beauty Detours like these.

Springtime totally rocks.

*See more WordFUL Wednesday pics over at Seven Clown Circus.


Emmy said...

Tulips will always be one of my favorite flowers.

Veronica Lee said...

I love tulips too. The pics are awesome!

Happy Wednesday!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers! Those shots turned out perfect from your phone! :)

WW: Earth Day and Dinosaurs

amanda said...

oh how i love me some tulips! if only they would stay around longer :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh pretty! I keep meaning to take some pictures of tulips! They are such lovely blossoms of color : )

Cheryl said...

Beauty detour, indeed! Gorgeous shots...what a lovely lovely time they had...and love that the tulips are nearly as tall as they are!

Taking the time is important...glad you did...and shared!

Elaine A. said...

I ADORE tulips!!

And those are some pretty good "snaps" from your phone - I'm impressed!

Sarahviz said...

Tulips are my absolute fave! They were my wedding flower - my bridesmaids carried yellow tulips and wore navy blue dresses.

Kat said...

I absolute LOVE tulips. They are gorgeous! :)

Hope everyone feels well soon!

Kelli said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! Not only are we both Kellis who live in Alabama, you're LDS, too? Small world! Where are these botanical gardens? I haven't been to the one here in town, but I hear the one in B'ham is aMAZing.