Driving down the hill of my friend Sally's driveway this morning about 9am I braked! WHAT was that on top of a tall stem that I could see at the edge of her garden? It was this amazing, crimson, parrot tulip: breathtaking in its solitary stance in the morning sun.
No matter how many images I took, it really doesn't capture the magnificence of this flower.
Just below the crimson beauty, lying languidly on the greenery below it, the light was radiantly shining through the petals of another parrot tulip: this one golden yellow with red accents. The second image of the golden tulip shows its underside - equally beautiful. Mother nature did herself proud when she dressed this morning!