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The red tulip

By helenlinda
This was one of my friend Margaret's tulips - I've had the photo for years and this year decided to use it for our birthdays. Margaret's birthday was 9th of Feb and we went out for a meal somewhere around her Birthday or mine. This was when the children were very young. I remember how amazingly slowly Margaret ate her dinner !! I've never had a friend who topped the timing of a meal ever. It must have been completely cold by the time she got to the end!!
I've had some lovely cards today, and my thoughts are with several others who are no longer with me, and from whom I would have had a card today, which only shows I'm getting older.
This is deliberately ablaze with colour. I wanted a strong vivid image to mark a friendship that was full of life and vitality. Happy days, and much to look forward to in the future.
Thanks for looking

Tags: Birthday Memories Tulip Digital art Vibrant colours

Voters: Irishkate, Minty805, Sylviwhalley and 51 more


Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 10:12AM
Happy birthday Helen - hope you get lots of wonderful cards as I'm sur you'll have sent and probably created lots for your family and friends. Your tulip today is outstanding.
12 Feb 2019 10:22AM
Beautiful, Happy Birthday, enjoy your day.
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 10:44AM
Beautifully photographed Helen.
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 10:51AM
Many thanks to Kate and Alfie for their much appreciated User Awards SmileSmileSmileSmile
12 Feb 2019 11:07AM
Great image - Happy Birthday
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 11:14AM
Beautifully done Helena... Stunning image. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
Isabel GrinGrin
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 11:32AM
A beautiful work of art.

12 Feb 2019 11:43AM
Very beautiful. Happy Birthday Helen!
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 11:53AM
A lovely picture, rich in warm colour and soft texture. Happy Birthday Helen! Bob
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 12:02PM
Lovely work, Helen.
12 Feb 2019 12:21PM
Happy birthday, Helen.
Totally fantastic colour in this... help yourself to an award!

12 Feb 2019 12:49PM
Superbly vibrant, without looking over-cooked. All the best.

12 Feb 2019 2:19PM
Happy Birthday Helen. Lovely vibrant colours in this very fascinating creation. My award SmileSmileSmile
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
12 Feb 2019 3:11PM
Happy Birthday Helen, stunning shot, congrats!

Joe Smile
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
12 Feb 2019 3:54PM
Happy Birthday Helen SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile have a great one !!!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
12 Feb 2019 4:06PM
I didn't know it was your birthday today, Helen. A bit late in the day, but hope it's a good one! 🎂🎉🎈🍷👍 A very lolvey presentation here too 👍
Trev 😀
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
12 Feb 2019 4:11PM
This: a brilliant warm and rich red, gorgeous use in this image!
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
12 Feb 2019 4:31PM
Happy Birthday. Treasure the memories---it all ends so quickly.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 5:32PM
Many Happy Returns on this your special day.

Great work.

Thanks for sharing Helen.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 5:47PM
Many thanks to Alan,Howard,Robert, Savvas, Nathan and Eric for their much appreciated User Awards SmileSmileSmile I am thrilled to bits to receive such a response.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 65 Norway
12 Feb 2019 6:43PM
Happy Birthday from me, too, Helen.
As we get older, memories become more important.Smile
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
12 Feb 2019 8:44PM
Nice work, as always Helen. Have a good one!!
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
12 Feb 2019 8:59PM
Happy birthday, Helen! I love this fantastic quality image. It has the feel of a painting well.
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 9:17PM
Thank you Jenn so much for your User Award SmileSmile
13 Feb 2019 7:40AM
Beautiful. It jumped out of the gallery at me!
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2019 10:04AM
Many thanks to Allistair for his User Award SmileSmileSmile
Fefe Plus
8 50 34 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2019 3:54PM
Stunning colour!
Have a gem Grin
11 10 10 England
15 Feb 2019 10:48PM
It's a sad time when we look at our lists of cards to send and then realise how many names are crossed through. How lovely to have this photo to bring back memories - and a very beautiful image it is.
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2019 11:46AM
Many thanks Joan and Carole for your User Awards SmileSmile
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2019 8:40PM
Thrilled to bits to receive another User Award - from Joline - many thanks SmileSmileSmile
18 Feb 2019 3:38PM
A real beauty Helen,
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2019 3:43PM
Many thanks Fred for your User Award SmileSmile

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