Tulip Mania!

                                                                             Tulip (It's looks like flame)

                                                                      Hello World It's me- The Tulip

Red, Yellow, Yellow with red-lines;Tulips are in season now. They are gorgeous. This is my first attempt towards planting tulip. I planted them from bulbs. Every week, I was making sure whether the plants are coming or not. Finally I heard the whispering "Hello World". Happy me at last.

According to the record, Tulips were brought from Turkey in 1593 and introduced to Dutch. The flower became popular because of its beauty and rarity. People liked tulips so much, back in 1637 in dutch golden age, 12 acres land were offered for one Semper Augustus Tulip bulb. 
That period was called "Tulip mania" (Tulips price went extremely high and suddenly collapsed).

There was a book called "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" written by Charles Mackay, a British journalist in the year of 1841, where he mentioned about the Tulip mania and the behavior of the market in a whole.

Even there was a event described in the book, where one guy bought a Tulip bulb by trading all of his money. Unfortunately, his wife accidentally cooked the bulb. Oh Dear!

It's seems like recession is getting deeper here in the US. If I looked back the history, there are many brilliant companies started in the recessions. So possibly, our high spirit and creating new hopes to deal with the current recession, will help us.

Lastly a silly joke of the week:
 Two cows were talking.
Cow no.1: "Are you concerned about this mad cow disease?"
Cow no.2: "No! It doesn't worry me at all. But then, I'm actually a horse".


Mohan said...

I didn't bother to know the history of tulips! Thanks for sharing.. it was informative while the pics are just awesome! Any thoughts on where I can get tulips in Bangalore?

Neus said...

What a wonderful tulip of 2 colors! I didn't know that they are originally from Turkey, I thought they were dutch! BTW, the joke is not silly (LOL);-)

Lipika Mohapatra said...

Hello Mohan, I guess if you ask around local nurseries for Tulip bulbs, they may have. Thank you for stopping by.

LissaMe said...

what beautiful photos and I didnt know the history either. Thanks for sharing

Ana Cristina said...

Nice pics. Keep posting! Thanks for your visit. Wish you a nice week ahead!

chhabi said...

I have no idea about tulips. but color combination between yellow and red are marvelous and the information about tulips is impressed me.

yusuf said...

beautiful flower, I was impressed when you take pictures in the days when the flowers began to bloom, the first day and second day

Lipika Mohapatra said...

Hello Yusuf, Thank you for your kind appreciation.

LindyLouMac said...

Here from Blogfrog, thanks for visiting my blog:)

I think your tulips are beautiful. I just have a few red ones.

Sri said...

as always informative post. Pictures were so nice.. keep up the posts and the green thumb too.. so we can enjoy the posts and get to connect to the pictures.. :)

C.Bosco said...

Love the composition of the first photograph. Also, I didn't know about the background of tulips either. cheers

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