Love this photo Steve. The library has a nice garden! I used to be a librarian 😀
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I thought I read “Munson Library tulips” somewhere but now I can’t see that anywhere!
You must have clicked the picture? It’s below the left side there. Or maybe in the notification?
That’s it .. I clicked through out of the WP reader to where it’s displayed on your actual blog page and saw the info there 🙂
There are more colors on the other side of the sidewalk but I liked these with all one color. You’d like this library, Liz. It’s a small very old building with a very relaxed policy on borrowing. 🙂
Sounds a wonderful little library Steve, I’d love to pop in and browse the bookshelves!
Your last sentence took me back to second grade. In the process of teaching us subtraction, our teacher kept reminding us that “when you borrow, you must pay back.” That mnemonic made sense because in the algorithm we used, whenever we had to borrow 1, we then moved one column left and added 1 to the lower digit rather subtracting 1 from the upper digit, as is now more commonly taught (assuming an efficient algorithm is now taught at all).
I can’t find any mention of a Munson Library anywhere. I always go to your website and don’t used the reader, but I don’t even see tags with this one. No matter. This is exactly how our Iowa tulips used to look when our April snows arrived, and it’s one of my favorite memories. Sometimes the snow would be deep enough that only the flower heads themselves would be visible; they’d look like rows of votive cups sitting atop the snow.
Oh — now I see. I don’t usually click the image to get to that next page.
If you click the image through generally the image is larger and if you click again it is at full size which at the resolution I use fills the screen.
We did not get much more snow than what you see here, but a few towns to our east got anywhere from 6-10 inches so their tulips probably did just bob above the snow.
Seeing these was an unexpected treat and reward for going to the library for Mary Beth.
Oh my…did I send my weather your way? Anyway it is beautiful!
It did come from our west but does look like what you were receiving, Ann-Christine. Thanks!
♥You are welcome…
Spectacular shot, Steve. I had heard that western Massachusetts had gotten some snow, but was not sure if it had turned to rain as it did around Boston. Your photo provides evidence that it accumulated on the ground.
Thanks, Mike! We did get some accumulation before it turned to rain. The snow held its own so I was able to get this shot before it melted. In the next county east of us they had more sustained snow and ended up with several inches which, of course, was gone by the time I visited on the weekend.
It sure did! 🙂 Is this your garden?
It’s the courtyard at the Munson Memorial Library in South Amherst, Eliza. I was Mary Beth’s library book return/pickup courier for the afternoon. 🙂
They look beautiful in the snow but I hope they don’t mind it too much, luckily not quite in flower yet! 😅
They did hold up okay, Sel. Hardy tulips. 🙂
How sad! I hope it was not too cold for those beautiful tulips, Steve!
They did okay, Peter. Fortunately it wasn’t too cold and the snow melted quickly as the day wore on.
Yes it was.
A remarkable combination! The snow seems to be making a brief appearance to let us know that the tulips are not as white as we think.
This does happen periodically with the occasional April snow. Fortunately it was not too deep and disappeared quickly. We have had more severe storms i the past so not all that bad for the flowers. White turned to cream with the snow.
Bet those tulips wish they’d waited a little while – but they do look lovely in the snow!
Maybe they were a little unhappy but seemed just fine the next day. It was an attractive combination.
Nice clean arrangement showing how fickle nature can be! I like the white on white!
Yes and especially here in New England although you get your share of April snow as well. As Carol mentioned above, there is white and then there is white. 🙂 I repair furniture for my work and I can tell you that there are so many shades of white and matching them is a bit less than fun. 🙂
I always feel bad for your precocious spring flowers when snow and cold hits them right after they have emerged. But these beautiful tulips might survive if the temperature does not stay below freezing for too long, especially since they are still closed. I wish them luck.
Most of our spring flowers are hardy enough to handle a brief cold spell. What we usually lose are the Wisteria blooms. This year they seem to have weathered the snow and we may have our best bloom yet.
That’s good to know!
That’s an awesome juxtaposition. Hopefully, the tulips handle extreme (to them) cold better than they handle extreme hot.
Maybe the cold, if not too extreme, adds a bit of longevity to them. Thanks, Dave.
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Beautiful! And I saw the other photo but I knew they’d be OK. 😉
Yeah, tulips can be tough in the spring but not so much if some serious heat arrives too early.
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