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Spring Whites | by John H Bowman
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Spring Whites

Last Thursday we went to Williamsburg to see some of the gardens; only a few tulips in the large expanses of red tulips that make the gardens behind the Governor's Palace so beautiful each spring had started to open, but we found some earlier-blooming tulips and other flowers there and in some other gardens. This white tulip was in the Taliaferro-Cole garden just south of Duke of Gloucester Street. Another tulip in the same clump had not yet opened, and the bud looked quite green -- note the light green (or greenish yellow) still visible on these petals. I'm glad this one turned out pretty well, because I had to lie on the ground (which was a bit damp) to get this shot, a maneuver that seems increasingly difficult for me. Best if viewed large in the light box.

 

Didn't get as far in commenting Monday night as hoped, will resume Tuesday.

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Taken on April 7, 2011