Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Tulips in Chicago!







27 comments:

Winter said...

wow! that's absolutely beautiful.

i_lk_me said...

Wow. I'll really have to make it to Chicago in Spring one year. Gosh it's beautiful. Thank you :)

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Oh Wow! They're so beautiful!

Mona said...

cool shots Dean! I love that one where all the tulips are leaning. Also neat to see the (angel?) statue and the tulips behind it.

Michael Rivers said...

Beautiful pictures!!

naturgesetz said...

Those are beautiful.

I'm glad you got out to see them while the were in bloom.

Dean Grey said...

Winter!

Yay!

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i_lk_me!

Early-mid April is the perfect time to visit! The weather is still mild and the tourists haven't overtaken the city yet.

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Ekan!

Aren't they though?

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Mona!

The statue is of a wood nymph. During the summer, flowering vines climb up her base and overtake her torso! So cool!

Here's an older blogpost where I sketched the statue and talk more about it:

http://explodingdoughnut.blogspot.com/2009/03/congress-pkwy-michigan-ave-sketch.html

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Michael!

Glad you like them!

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naturgesetz!

The city plants tulips EVERYWHERE in the main downtown areas here in Chicago. I just had to see them bloom this year!

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Thanks to all of you for taking a look at my pics!

-Dean

bK said...

So pretty! The tulips at school are also just starting to flower. Glad to see spring's finally on its way :)

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

Zowee! Who knew Chic-ago had so much color. Fantastic pix, Dean.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Stunning...thanks for the travelling wishes...
HUGS
Char

martha miller (it's all art, isn't it?) said...

WoW!!!!! So Gorgeous!!!

randuwa said...

Beautiful Dean, Tulips have faded in DC weeks ago now, even the azaleas are heading into memory....and it's not even May. Climate change? Duh!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Wow! Beautiful! A sea of tulips right in the city--what a sight!

jason said...

gorgeous! It's like you're in the Netherlands almost.
I half expect to see a windmill. :)

Blakenetizen said...

Beautiful! I must stop by the city sometime soon!

Dean Grey said...

bK!

It's that time of year!

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madtexter!

Chicago is a colorful town, Corey!

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**WE BLOG ARTISTS**

Anytime Char!

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Martha!

Glad you think so!

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Randy!

It's too bad they don't last longer, right?

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Susan!

"A sea of tulips right in the city"

That description fits perfectly!

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Jason!

^_^

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Blakenetizen!

Hurry Sergio, the blooms won't last much longer!

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Everyone's feedback is greatly appreciated!

-Dean

Kelly T Keating said...

Gorgeous!

stanw said...

Man, those tulips are beautiful, specially like the first one, so colorful.

Aaron said...

aaaaaaaahhh!! i miss chicagooo!!!!!

Dean Grey said...

Kelly!

I agree!

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Stan!

The first pic has Buckingham Fountain in the distance.

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Aaron!

Does it look familiar to you? (~_^)

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It's always nice hearing from you three gentlemen!

-Dean

JM said...

Gorgeous tulip shots! I've only seen that much in the Netherlands.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

ow...really? stunning..beautiful..! I wish I was in Chigaco :-).

Dean Grey said...

JM!

Tulips, tulips, tulips!

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Fábio!

You're welcome to Chicago anytime!

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Thanks to the pair of you for stopping by!

-Dean

MaksiTaksi said...

Wow! I love tulips so much.

Take care.

Dean Grey said...

MaksiTaksi!

You need to visit Chicago next Spring then!

-Dean

Dean Scott said...

Oh, my - impressive.

Dean Grey said...

Dean!

Some years, the tulips downtown look more impressive and fuller than others.

We'll see what this spring brings in the Windy City!

-Dean