Tulips. In October. Not from my garden, of course. Gary brought these home on Friday to help me celebrate the recent action over at the Dapple Design Shop. More on that in moment.
I took the flowers out to the garden this morning and pondered the bizarre juxtaposition of tulips in October. Here, they're photographed against a clematis vine thinning itself down for winter. Jarringly oblivious, the tulips beam their springtime yellow. They join the host of unseasonable luxuries delivered by greenhouses and rapid transport. Tomatoes all winter. Bananas at any time. Tulips in October. I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy them.
Returning to the Dapple Design Shop. It's been an exciting week with packages dispatched to new and distant places. Another package arrived -- full of Christmas fabric. Don't you love the bright, cheery colours? Which is your favorite? Gift bags from these beautiful prints will soon be available in the shop, so visit often and stock up early.