Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Hello, Dear Ones. If you're reading this I'm having the 15 stapless taken out of my knee this morning. Say a little prayer it all goes well.
Okie dokie! The other day Mr. Precious was out running some errands and gave me a ringy dingy on the phone and told me, yes, he TOLD me to be ready to go somewhere in about 10 minutes when he got home. Being the most submissive one that I am, I obeyed! :)



And am I ever glad I obeyed! He took me to Albany, the capitol of New York, to the pre-tulip festival that is held in Washington Park. Well, we were early as the festival really starts on the weekend. That's okay because there were no crowds. There are supposed to be over 100,000 tulips showing their pretty little flower heads. Also, the festival is a celebration of it's Dutch heritage as Albany is supposed to be the oldest Dutch settlement in America! When the weekend comes there will be music, children's activities and of course the crowning of the Tulip Queen. There is even a street scrubbing! Can you believe it? They actually scrub the street before the Tulip Queen and her court appear! I ain't scrubbing no street! :) Just sayin'. Anyway, this has been going on for 68 years.
 Now I have to tell you, it's hard not to talk but I am going to shut my pie hole and let you see some of the most gorgeous blooms ever! It had just been sprinkling rain before we arrived so you'll see the tiny little rain drops clinging to the blooms. Okay, I'll shut up now...yes, I really will.




Sigh...

Did you love the tour of the tulips? There were a few hyacinths thrown in there but glory be! My photos really do not give justice to the real beauty of these blooms. After a long winter how wonderful to see God's spring popping out all over. I even have a few little bulbs that have popped their little heads up in my yard too.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me

Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me 
~ sung by Tiny Tim

32 comments:

  1. Oh lucky you! I wanted to go to Holland, MI this year but it's a 3 hour drive. Their festival opens this weekend too but I wanted to go before to avoid the crowds. Mr. Precious is a wise man! It's fantastic to see all the flowers en masse. I didn't know about Albany's history with the Dutch. Now that the stitches will be taken out you're officially on the mend! Wishing you continued improvement and better days ahead!
    Happy Mother's Day too!

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  2. Oh my, they are just gorgeous! I love tulips and all the different colrs and varieties they come in. You were lucky girl to get to see that beautiful sign of spring. Good luck on the stitches. I hope all ges well!

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  3. I would love to see all the tulips in bloom. Lovely photos. Hope your knee is getting better every day.

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  4. Beautiful! So beautiful! You are one lucky girl to see it in person. Praying that all goes well with your knee. I know you'll feel so much better once the stitches are out.

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  5. Hoping for full recovery for you sweet Shiela, and these photos and tulips are jaw dropping gorgeous.

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  6. Well, Shelia, this is about as spectacular as it gets! These are the most beautiful floral shots -- wonderful tulips (love those sort of fluffy ones and the muscari!) It reminds me there is a tulip festival in Holland, MI -- I need to check to see when it is!

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  7. So pretty! What a fun outing. I hope the staple taking out went well. Prayers and hugs.
    Linda

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  8. Shelia, what a way to tip tor around, in the tulips of course. I'm happy that you are such a submissive one and went along with the Mr! Smart lady! Your photographs of those tulips are magnificent!
    Nancy
    xo

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  9. Oh so lovely. Glad you obeyed! Praying right now that those stitches come out easy and all will be well!
    ellen b. The Happy Wonderer

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  10. Praying for you Sheila. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  11. Sheila siempre en mis oraciones....Que tulipanes más hermosos...desde acá en C.R. admiro su belleza...Gracias.

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  12. Thanks so much for taking us on this beautiful tour of the tulips. they are stunning. I love tulips, but for some reason I don't have any.

    Have a wonderful Mothers Day and I hope the staples didn't hurt that much.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  13. Oh my, what an awesome array of beautiful flowers...thanks for sharing. I hope the staple removal was painless.

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  14. Wow Sheila, how beautiful. I love seeing these fabulous flowers.The staple removal is pretty easy these days. Good luck with all of it. Thanks for sharing these beauties.
    I did select you as being featured for this Sunday's link party.

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  15. Glory Be! The colors! The green grass! A beautiful Spring trip, very thoughtful of your husband.
    Well, I sure hope this is the end of precedures for your knee. You take care and in no time you'll be tip toeing through the tulips:)
    How is Carter doing?
    Happy Mother's Day, Kathleen in Az

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  16. Wow, what a nice surprise from Mr. Precious, Shelia! Your photos of the gorgeous blooms have brightened my afternoon. I do hope your knee is now in much better shape---you've been through enough! Happy Mother's Day! ♥

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  17. How beautiful!! It must be fun to live in a new place and enjoy new traditions and sites.

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  18. How lovely to be taken out on a visit to such a lovely place! The flowers are so beautiful aren't they!!

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  19. Oh Sheila, the tour of the tulips was wonderful!!! I love tulips, they are so pretty and come in so many colors and styles! Your hubby is a sweetheart to want to take you there! Wishing you the BEST Mother's day!!!

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  20. Hope you are feeling ok....Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pics! Raining and cool here today, so I needed to view these beauties.
    Take care
    Jeannette

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    1. Hi Jen! Thank you for popping and and thank you, I am doing well.

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  21. I've been praying for you. I sure hope things went well today and you can start to heal again and be in less pain. LOVE your photos! Of course I'll have that song in my brain for a long time...until you give me another one to sing! heehee! Hugs, Diane

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  22. Hi Shelia, what a beautiful showing of flowers. You captured the best photos. Love that old tune!! I'll be singing that all evening !!
    Hope you're feeling good tonight after the staple removal. Been keeping you in my prayers.
    Blessings for a great weekend and Happy Mothers Day too. xo

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  23. What a beautiful place! Love that there are hyacinths mixed in among the tulips. '-)
    Glad your staple removal is over. Hope you feel great again soon. Happy Mother's Day!

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  24. Gorgeous, beautiful, wonderful!!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  25. Ooh-wee! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Hope your staple-pulling wasn't too awful.

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  26. Oh - my - gracious! What a feast for the soul. Hope your staple removal went well, and thanks for the flower show!

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  27. Ooh, ooh, ooh!!! I adore tulips. This must have been like tulip heaven. Please come share with us for Pink Saturday.♥

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  28. Even with your knee issues, this awesome sight should have certainly put a bright spot in your life.

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  29. Happy Pink Saturday!! OMG...what a wonderful surprise your hubs had for you!! I can't imagine the beauty of those flowers in real life cuz they are spectacular in your photos!!

    So glad you are doing well with your knee! What a long road you've traveled with that.....but you are going to be fit as a fiddle to enjoy the wonderful warm weather of spring and summer!!

    Have a great mom's day!! L, Dana

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  30. Hope it went well for you today!!

    Spring is so beautiful......come up to Rochester this weekend and week for the Lilac Festival.....amazing!!

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  31. How wonderful of your hubby to take you to see the tulips and hyacinths too!....they are amazing!!....Thanks for showing us such great beauty! We were in Albany years ago..stayed there and traveled back and forth to Cooperstown for an Induction Ceremony weekend... Happy Mother's Day Shelia!!!

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