Tulip shines in white
Like a virgin in the night
She blooms and she waits
Apple orchard in bloom
Puddle ducks in the ditch
Flying saucer or cloud?
Owlets looking at Laurie and me.
Morning scene after I started the irrigation water and had all the ditches cleaned out.
Happy Tulip got a good soaking from the irrigation water.
Fat and fluffy Dove
51 thoughts on “Like A Virgin In The Night”
My pleasure 🌺
That owl, so well camouflaged. Seems like part of the tree but with eyes.
The owls really blend into the cottonwoods. Thanks, Geoff.
Wonderful series Timothy & love the poem too.
Oh, my , how beautifully she blooms!
Seriously otherwordly joy, from apple orchard – saucer – owlets – ducks to fluffy dove!
It was all ducky.
Here’s some old duck trivia for you: According to Eric Partridge in “A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English”, “duck” was used as a colloquial endearment from about 1590, and “ducky,” as an adjective expressing admiration, derived from that noun and has been used since about 1830.
First time I heard that expression was in The Dresser [Tom Courtenay / 1983] and it’s stayed with me!
It’s one that tends to stick with you.
These are stunning and I love the mixture.
It was a good day to mix things up. Which reminds me, do remember the Cars song “All Mixed UP” https://youtu.be/E9d-1d0ltCM from 1978? I was really mixed up back then. Thanks, Shey.
I do mind that song. Hell, I think we were all mixed up back then!
I’m not sure things have changed a whole lot on being mixed up.
Yes. This is awhole new level I must say. Despite the being mixed up back then it wa ssimpler.
Spectacular photos of nature Tim. And yes, I’d say they’re cloaked ships!
We’ve been getting a lot of cloaked ships hanging around lately. Thanks, Miriam.
Amazing to see.
I love this whole post, Timothy. Can’t even choose a favourite part! Lovely, lovely, lovely!
Going to see how far I go to catch up on posts, after having spent a week of snuggling with my visiting guy 🙂
A week of snuggles sounds super.
It was great. Now I have to store them in memory for the next time!
Great capture of all your pictures Tim. You covered it all from virgins to blooms to duckies, I’m going to say flying saucers and those cute little owls.. day made. ❣️
Happy to day make your day. Thanks, Cindy.
You always do and you’re so welcome! 💞
You’ve outdone yourself with this group of photos! My favorite is the white tulip with accompayning TimKu.
You’re welcome, Tim.
I love your selection of photos, Tim, from tulips to dove. That is a great photo of the lenticular clouds over the irrigation ditch. I don’t see many of those here.
I saw the growing crescent moon and a bright nearby planet through a small hole in the cloud cover tonight.
The planet was Venus. Thanks, Lavinia.
Wonderful selection of photos, Tim. I’m gonna vote flying saucer instead of cloud. Have never seen anything like that dove…fluffy and puffy!
That dove is in the same sot everytime I visit the owls. Thanks, Bruce.
Always forget how beautiful fruit trees are when they bloom -those look fabulous. Great shots of the owlets – they look like they are taking in the new world with those big eyes. Kudos to their natural camouflage – a perfect blend with their nest location. That is a fantastic shot of the red tulip by the way.
Thanks, Brian. You would think the cottonwoods evolved around the owls they blend together so well. The owlets are all wow at the world and that pesky paparazzo.
Flying saucers, spying owls, and virgin tulips – what is the world coming to. Bing’s chatbot told me that tulips have male and female parts and can reproduce sexually or asexually, so maybe this tulip will remain a nonbinary virgin.
Absolutly. Tulips revere the gawd Hermaphrodites. Thanks, JYP.
I’ve never seen a dove with such fluffy feathers. I am currently drawing a white orchid on a black background – it is very effective.
Flowers on black really pop out. Thanks, Roberta.
Stunning tulip and Timku!
Is that your orchard? That’s a marvellous shot, Tim.
That is a fat dove… I have dove love.
My orchid and tulips. Thanks, Resa.
The Orchard is fantastic.
What do you do with all the apples?Talk about beauty in bloom!
I can’t see worth a darn. I read orchid, which rebloomed for us, so that’s what I thought you were asking about. No, it’s not my orchard. It’s the Wagner’s orchard a little north of us.
Still, you get to be near that beautiful orchard!
June’s almost here. I hope the cataracts are ready then.
It will make a difference.
Fabulous photography … and an awesome collection!