Every Valentine's Day, Mil gives Hank and me some little something; I can't remember a year when she hasn't. This year she gave us some tulips, not the kind you put in water, though those are quite lovely, but the kind that come in a pot. I have throughly enjoyed watching them grow.
A couple of days after we got the tulips, I decided to do a pseudo time lapse of them, just so I could see how much they change in a twelve to twenty four hour period of time. I began on the sixteenth and stopped on the twenty second. I generally took the photos when I got home from work, though there were a couple of times I took them just before I left because I was amazed at how much they had grown overnight.
Ya wanna see? Yes? I was hoping you would.
|February 16 (the flowers are just beginning to poke through)|
|February 18 (I couldn't resist a close-up)|
|February 20 (this one was taken in the morning before work, twelve hours after the previous one)|
|February 21 (again, I couldn't pass up the lighting and a close-up)|
I'm somewhat sad that after they finish blooming I'll have to throw them out. Unlike places north of me, tulips are not suited to outdoor planting in my area of Texas. I'm going to research and see if I can keep the bulbs in the fridge till next year and try planting them again, wish me luck!