Purple and Orange, or to quote from the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, "The ecclesiastical purple and the pagan orange symbolising the mystical symbiosis in marriage between the heathen and Christian traditions".
No, I just love the colours! Tulip 'Ballerina' contrasted with Tulip 'Little Beauty' (a gift in the Cosy Autumn Swap) in the top photo and then Tulip 'Black Parrot' below.
I also like the contrast of green and purple in Black Parrot - this was at the beginning of the week.
I think I am a little obsessed with Ballerina. It does seems to be extremely photogenic. The shape seems to change too.
More Black Parrot, this morning.
The colours are so rich and luxurious, like a velvet.
Just look at Ballerina with the sun shining through the petals!
The lilac is flowering too. It was a large tree when we moved here, twenty years ago, but it was felled by very strong winds a couple of years ago. I though we had lost it, but it has grown back from the base and the flowers are around head height now, so we can really enjoy it. Nature is marvellous, isn't it?