May 21 2020

Photo of the Week: Spring Tulip in Bloom

By: Rich Hosford



Another week, another photo to highlight!

This week’s photo is from BNEWS Weekly anchor Phil Gallagher and shows a tulip from his garden in bloom. Tulips are spring-blooming perennials and the flowers are usually large, showy and brightly colored, generally red, pink, yellow, or white. The flower has quite a history - in the 15th century, tulips were among the most prized flowers and were the symbol of the Ottomans. While tulips had probably been cultivated in Persia from the tenth century, they did not come to the attention of the West until the sixteenth century, when Western diplomats to the Ottoman court observed and reported on them. They were rapidly introduced into Europe and became a frenzied commodity during what is called “Tulip mania.”


Thanks for the photo, Phil! 


We’d like to see your photos. They could be of your stay-at-home activities, shots of your pets, the coming signs of spring or just the weather seen from your own backyard. Whatever you think is interesting and want to share. 


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