Days of coastal fog can be so annoying as the temperatures drop and the air is damp. One positive result is how condensation is formed on the tulips in the courtyard. The jewel-like colours sparkle with diamonds.

Sarah Raven lily-flowered tulip
Purple Dream lily-flowered tulip
Ballerina lily-flowered lightly fragrant tulip

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  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Gorgeously liquid enhanced.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Raindrops, dewdrops, fog. You just have to accept that sometimes they actually improve things. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I do rather like tulips ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. pommepal says:

    You have captured magic moments Jude

    1. Heyjude says:

      I just had to go back inside and grab the camera when I saw all the droplets on these tulips PP. If I hadn’t been going out I would have gone for the macro lens and spent more time with them.

      1. pommepal says:

        Some things just beg to be photographed

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love the brights, but maybe next year I will try some alternatives.

      1. Yes, I understand. Its interesting to try different colours and arrangements! Lovely to see your photos!

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  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Hard to choose between them, they’re all gorgeous but magenta is a favourite colour of mine!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I go for the orange, copper, red and dark purple varieties. Purple Dream turned out more violet, but still pretty and had flowered for ages, just on its death throes now. Next year I am going to try white, yellow and green with more of the very dark ones.

  5. restlessjo says:

    Oooh, lovely, Jude! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m always spellbound by droplets on flowers. Sea fret is fine as a novelty, once in a while, but you do seem to be getting your share lately. I remember one day at the beach trying to capture the sea through the mists. Don’t think it was a huge success. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I had a go on the beach too, but not impressed. Interesting to see the heads of people and not the rest of their bodies. I think it is because the air is warm but the sea is still cold and colder than usual at this time of year.

  6. rusty duck says:

    Great shots. We were in North Cornwall yesterday and experienced the coastal fog. But thereโ€™s always an upside. It looked very atmospheric around Tintagel too, I wish weโ€™d had time to stop.

  7. Irene says:

    Beautiful captures.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Irene.

  8. Su Leslie says:

    Beautiful, especially the magenta one. Wishing you some drier weather soon (though I have very much enjoyed these photos).

    1. Heyjude says:

      Been dry half the week! In fact so dry I have had to water the plants in pots!

      1. Su Leslie says:

        ๐Ÿคจ guess I should have specified how dry.

  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    … and your photography pulls out those sparkly bits beautifully!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Aw, thank you Jo.

  10. BeckyB says:

    Seems to have been a fabulous spring for tulips even here where we don’t get coastal fogs.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The heat killed off a few very quickly I believe. I still have half a dozen flowering at the front, but all the rest have finished.

      1. BeckyB says:

        oh ours seem to last ages this year, maybe it was warmer in the west?

        1. Heyjude says:

          I think you guys got the really hot weather. Maybe your tulips are better established, or in the shade?

        2. BeckyB says:

          hmmm . . . .not sure. I did water them lots and lots as noticed they closed up better at night when I did.

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