03/29/10 - Inside a Tulip
The tulips are here! the tulips are here! Well, they are at least blooming at the entrance to one neighborhood not too far from my house. I spotted them Saturday and went back yesterday to take a few shots.
First off let me say that I feel much better today. Thanks again for all the well wishes. Yesterday was the first day with no fever.
What you should know about this shot is that the winds were gusting to 20mph when I took it. I had to take a lot of shots waiting for just the right moment when the flowers weren't being blown away. I had quite a few shots with my hair in them. Yep, it's long and wasn't pulled back and it kept blowing where I didn't want it. I'm amazed I got a usuable shot.
I did a little clean-up work on stray dots and spots that were distracting from the beauty of the flower. I decided not to tweak the contrast or color in any way, though.
The boys and I did our weekly grocery shopping and thrift store trip yesterday. We cooked a good dinner together, worked on a craft, and read some fun books. Oh, and we set up our little Easter house village too. For us, that's a quiet day:-) Here's a picture of my chefs:
It was incredibly wet, windy, and loud here during the night. News reports are talking about damange all over NC, but I think my immediate area was spared the worst of it. I was up comforting doggies during the night. Kids slept through it:-)
Thanks for the comments on the Easter egg hunt picture:-)