Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Tulip Mania


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Tulips under a skylight, at Burghley House

After swooning over barn owls, we moved on to Burghley House,  the plain walls and unadorned surfaces in the image above, were not the norm, opulence is the house style.

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A few fresh flowers make a house a home,  but I would say that.

The tulips seemed especially suitable, I’m sure a passion for tulips must have passed through this house before, a costly game. 

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That could cost you your home however stately.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “Tulip Mania

  1. I could easily subscribe to tulip mania as long as someone else was paying the bill.

    • Very true, I’ve had some disappointing results this year, out of a bag of ten bulbs I’ve one flower, I think a mouse may have been at work. It was a long hard winter for them too.

  2. I only learned about the “tulip mania” in the last year or so. I must say, if I saw tulips like these, I could develop a bit of a case myself. Our tulips always were rather plain: beautifully colored, but not patterned or ruffled. Those white ones would be my choice.

  3. Good pictures. I remember your August 2007 post, and your comments on my blog post. xx

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