Trees, Rust, and Gold-Plated Tulip Bulbs (#Kindasquare Day 4)

Hello Readers

As some readers know, October 2020 marks the Priorhouse 20-year anniversary of moving away from Denver, CO (after almost a decade of making a life there).

So October 2020 is sort of like “Reflect-ober” here at Priorhouse blog. 

Today’s post, for the lens-artists “walk” theme, starts with walk photos from Virginia (the place we eventually settled after moving a few times). 

This first photo – of an uprooted tree – reminded me of the cycle of life. And thank goodness when we lifted our roots we were eventually able to drop them again -:) It can be nice to move, but it can be nice to have roots anchored down too.

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The last time I was in Western New York, a place I lived as a child, I had a chance to walk a few times.

I forgot about the “rust” up North and grabbed this photo

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Here is Day 4 for #Kindasquares 

Kind of a nice shade of orange!  And thanks to Ally Bean (here) – I was able to see that this rusty orange might be a blend of Crayola’s Tiger Orange, Raw Sienna, Bronze, and Antique Brass. I call it a rusty golden glow…

The “blog reflection” for today is quickly flashing back to the Delsey Jane blog I visited in 2019, here

Have you ever heard of gold-plated tulip bulbs?

Oh my!

Many folks in our area are planting tulip bulbs this month and so here is another option – but I will take the plain bulbs, thank you. 🙂 

The golden glows of the covered bulbs reminded me of another reason I like blogging — sometimes it keeps us connected to different types of art. 

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Care to join in with the #kindasquare this month?
The theme is KIND and you can find out more at Becky’s blog (here).

Care to join in with the Lens-Artists? Here are the host links:

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41 thoughts on “Trees, Rust, and Gold-Plated Tulip Bulbs (#Kindasquare Day 4)

    1. hahaha – they sure do! and speaking of hydrants – I have some “different” looking ones to share in November – I will link your blog when I post them – and wishing you a good week ahead

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    1. Hi Ally – I found your comment in the trash bin – what the heck.
      but dug into the crayon box – I mean the trash bin and stopped it out
      thanks for a fun color post and wishing you a good week ahead

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  1. The moon photo caught my attention. Wonderful! I planted my ordinary non gold plated tulips yesterday. At first when I saw your title I thought is was going to be something about the Tulip Mania from the past. But these gold plated ones look rather nice.

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    1. I did not know about the Tulip Mania – and Anne – I wonder if the gold plated bulbs deter animals from eating the bulbs – if so – then it might be worth it because in our area tulip bulbs get eaten up quickly

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  2. What a creative variety of images! I don’t get the tulip plated bulbs, but they are pretty. And so much Rust…which is so many lovely shades of orange 🙂

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  3. Well done Yvette – quite a fun walk! interesting that you’ve uprooted just as the tree had, but you had better luck resettling. Often challenging but worth it in the end, assuming you find a place you love to call home!

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    1. Thanks Tina – wel our first major uprooting felt nothing like that knowcked over tree – our move was busy, fun and exciting – had no idea at the time that it was a major uprooting (if that makes sense) and LOVE where we ended up because Virginia is not quite like your island paradise – but we do have a short drive to the beach and Demeter is too land locked (and too crowded)

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    1. Hi – yes – both beautiful places and tings are different in ALL aspects – not just the scenery – but the air, the terrain, the culture, the business vibe, and so much. And it has worked for us in part because it is more about being on the “east coast” and this location meets our needs – thanks and hope your week is off to a nice start

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    1. Hi Robbie, the bulbs mist be decorative – not sure?? I looked it up and found nada – and it seemed like a waste of the gold plating but i guess it will just enrich the soil –
      and did not know the rust was bad where you are – it can be terrible if it leaks into drinking water

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  4. I’m glad uprooting you did not take the toll on you like this poor tree. I’ve lived in the same place for 54 years – I often wonder where I’d be living in Canada if my father was not bent on moving here and applied to transfer with Ford Motor Company. I have never seen a Sandhill Crane – I’d better add that to my “Birdie Bucket List”.

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