Thursday, April 22, 2010

A nameless tulip

The light and shadows have made this tulip look quite magnificent this week.  I have no idea what its name is as it was planted by the previous owner, but I love it all the same!

Earlier this week I was given two lovely awards by Jo at The Good Life.  They were the Beautiful Blogger Award and the One Lovely Blog Award. It was a real surprise and pleasure to receive them, so thanks Jo.
 The rules of the awards are that you have to link to the blog that gave you the award, list seven random things about yourself and then pass the award on to other blogs which you think deserve them.
So here are my seven random things:
1.  I went to theatre school and trained in classical ballet, modern and tap dance.
2.  I have inherited my father's tendency to never throw away a piece of wood as "it may come in useful one day".
3.  I love children's picture books .
4.  As a girl guide I crashed a flag pole into the door frame of Sandringham church when the Queen was in the service and had to get everyone to reverse so we could get out.
5.  My knees and elbows are double jointed
6.  As children we played on the pump trolley (like the one in the St Trinian's Train Robbery) at Wolverton Museum whilst the owners had their after lunch nap.  We could get it going quite fast, but stopping it wasn't as easy!
7.  I often have to work at the computer with a cat asleep on my left hand. 

I would like to make it very clear that I do not expect anyone to accept the award or pass it on, but the blogs that I would "award" it to are:

Tales from a Cottage Garden
Purple Podded Peas
Impasto Studio
The Constant Gardener
Marigold Jam
An Artist's Garden

I chose those blogs simply because they inspired me to start blogging, but I enjoy reading many more as well - see my profile for the complete list.


Artist's Garden said...

Thank you so much for passing this on to me Su - much appreciated. I am not sure at this point if I will pass it on - it depends on time pressures.

Your tulip is certainly a quite wonderful colour

Jo said...

You're welcome, I'm pleased that you've accepted the awards. Your tulip is a lovely colour, and the lighting does make it look interesting. I enjoyed reading your seven facts.

Cottage Garden said...

Thanks Su for thinking of me, I really appreciate it, but I don't acccept any awards or tags any more - just like K above I simply don't have the time to pass them on.

However, I just want to say a huge thank you ... I'm so happy you enjoy my blog; your support and comments mean a lot to me:-)

Your tulip is a lovely vibrant colour!


Maggie said...

Beautiful tulip.... I never used to like them, but thinking about it, that's going back decades when I don't think there was the diversity of colour and varieties we have now. I grow some miniature ones, with pointed, orangey red petals and a lovely deep reddish brown stripe on the green leaves. Don't ask me what it's called... I have forgotten. Note to self, use labels.....
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