The other day when I needed to go to the post office, the sun was out and the weather was warm–perfect for a brisk walk; so, I grabbed my camera and headed out on foot to get some photos and some exercise on the way. When I got to the old elementary school I stopped to take pictures of the tulips there because the plants growing around them made such an interesting background. It looked similar in leaf shape and color to the dusky broad leaved red eucalyptus that is available at most craft stores for use in floral arrangements, only it also had large spiny thorns and little yellow flowers. After searching around on the internet a bit I think it might be a variety of red Japanese Barberry.

top of the tulip by Dawna Morton
top of the tulip by Dawna Morton
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Beautifully glowing photo of the topside view of an open red tulip surrounded by a soft, gauzy, background of foliage caste in bright sunlight and deep shadow.

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tulip #1 by Dawna Morton
tulip #1 by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip basks radiantly in the glow of the afternoon sun as it blossoms in the midst of a dreamy softly focused background of thorny japanese barberry.

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tulip #1 on RedBubble, cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.

tulip #1 on zazzle.com, posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

tulip #1 dark by Dawna Morton
tulip #1 dark by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip glows in twilight darkness, blossoming in the midst of a dreamy softly focused background of thorny japanese barberry which looks almost like a splash of red tinted water in midair.

Archival inks and papers, custom framing available on imagekind. cards starting at US $4.43, Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up. Prices subject to change.

tulip #1, dark on RedBubble, cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.

tulip #1, dark on zazzle.com, posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

tulip #2, focal black and white by Dawna Morton
tulip #2, focal black and white by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip stands out in vibrant, living color against a black and white background of thorny japanese barberry.

Archival inks and papers, custom framing available on imagekind. cards starting at US $4.43, Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up. Prices subject to change.

tulip #2, focal black and white on RedBubble, cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.

tulip #2, focal black and white on zazzle.com, posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

tulip #2 by Dawna Morton
tulip #2 by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip stands out in vibrant, living color against a dark background of thorny japanese barberry. Muted green foliage creates the impression of expressively energetic painted lines, as one bare thorny branch hangs down in front of the flower.

Archival inks and papers, custom framing available on imagekind. cards starting at US $4.43, Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up. Prices subject to change.

tulip #2, on RedBubble, cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.

tulip #2, on zazzle.com, posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

tulip #2, tinted by Dawna Morton
tulip #2, tinted by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip stands out in vibrant, living color against a dark background of thorny japanese barberry. Purple tinted foliage creates the impression of expressively energetic painted lines, as one bare thorny branch hangs down in front of the flower.

Archival inks and papers, custom framing available on imagekind. cards starting at US $4.43, Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up. Prices subject to change.

tulip #2, tinted on RedBubble, cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.

tulip #2, tinted on zazzle.com, posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

tulips by Dawna Morton
tulips by Dawna Morton
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A group of red tulips in the midst of a patch of red thorny japanese barberry looks like a dreamy bouquet against this dark background.

Archival inks and papers, custom framing available on imagekind. cards starting at US $4.43, Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up. Prices subject to change.

tulips on RedBubble, cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.

tulips on zazzle.com, posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

red japanese barberry flower macro by Dawna Morton
red japanese barberry flower macro by Dawna Morton
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In this macro photo of a delicate yellow cluster tiny japanese barberry flowers nestled in the midst of dusky red foliage (resembling the red eucalyptus that are often used in floral arrangements) a gray stem of sharp thorns grows upward against the dark background.

Archival inks and papers, custom framing available on imagekind. cards starting at US $4.43, Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up. Prices subject to change.

red japanese barberry flower macro on RedBubble, cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.

red japanese barberry flower macro on zazzle.com, posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

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