Tiptoeing Through The Tulips

A visit to The Table Cape

Tulip Farm had me revisiting

the Tiny Tim song.

The spectacular sight

of all the colour of rows and

rows of tulips sets this

flower lovers heart

a flutter.

The Tulip Farm was established

26 years ago and is now

one of the largest in

the Southern Hemisphere.

The spectacular blooms play

a secondary role as it is the

bulbs themselves that are

sold all around the country

in Autumn.

The farm is on the North West tip

of our state overlooking

Bass Strait, the stretch of

water that separates us 

from mainland Australia.

Last week the very talented
Joni James of An Artful Closet
kindly included me in her
Round the World in 20 blogs
The ferry featured in Joni`s post
travels this stretch of water.

I choose to dress quite
simply in good
old black and white
as I knew the colour of the tulips
would be the star of the show.
 Wearing black and white
straight leg pants from
Meredith and a flared
black light jumper.
Paired with a red, black and white
necklace and black and white bangle.
Coral brogues from last summer,
so comfortable for tip toeing.
I also bought my flowery tote along.

No man made colour
can ever compete with
the glorious colour
provided by Mother Nature.

On another note all together,
we have a new addition to
our family. An 8 week old
as yet unnamed puppy.
He is a little white fluff ball,
a Bischon Fris, Maltese cross,
cute as a button.

Joining Patti and all the other
colourful souls for Visible Monday.



  1. Patti
    October 19, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    The tulips are breathtakingly lovely, Jill! And congratulations on your new puppy, what a treat. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • Jill James
      October 20, 2014 / 8:17 am

      The puppy is a much belated Christmas present, making himself right at home. Always enjoy Visible Monday, many thanks for hosting.

  2. Tiina L
    October 19, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    It is so generous of you to give the flowers the starring role here, but they are spectacular. I look forward to seeing the puppy in future posts…

    • Jill James
      October 20, 2014 / 8:18 am

      The tulips were very beautiful. The puppy will no doubt star in an upcoming post.

  3. Pam @ over50feeling40
    October 19, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    Love all the colors…can't believe its tulips. What a colorful fun post!

    • Jill James
      October 20, 2014 / 8:20 am

      Thank you Pam, the tulips were such a mixture of wonderful colours, makes me keen to plant lots for next Spring.

  4. Anonymous
    October 20, 2014 / 5:15 am

    What a wonderful afternoon. We have tulip fields north of here about 40 miles or so. The bright color is amazing across fields like that.Speaking of that ferry, it looks enormous! Do you go to the mainland often?

    • Jill James
      October 21, 2014 / 9:39 am

      Tulips make a spectacular display en masse, always enjoyable for me to see.Regarding the ferry , it takes large trucks, caravans and cars , travel time about 12 hours. I must admit I have never been on the ferry, I prefer to fly.

  5. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    October 20, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Beautiful! We are experiencing an early Fall here in Nashville so it's wonderful to see new life halfway around the world You were so smart to wear black and white amidst all that color. I do hope you'll post about your puppy soon!Aliciaspashionista.com

    • Jill James
      October 21, 2014 / 9:41 am

      Thank you Alicia, I am sure your Fall colours in Nashvile are stunning. I plan a post with the new puppy soon.

  6. Laurie Duncan
    October 20, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Wow! What a sight the tulips must be! And of course black and white is always a great choice, you look so classy! 🙂

    • Jill James
      October 21, 2014 / 9:43 am

      Thank you, Laurie, for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed the tulips.

  7. Lorna mai ltd
    October 21, 2014 / 12:00 am

    Wow I;ve never seen so many gorgeous tulips. Such beautiful pictures!

    • Jill James
      October 21, 2014 / 9:44 am

      Thank you Lorna mai for visiting, I am pleased to meet you, glad you liked the tulip pictures.

  8. Lisa
    October 21, 2014 / 1:40 am

    Hi, Jill. Gorgeous tulips! I love the pop of red in your necklace. xo

    • Jill James
      October 21, 2014 / 9:45 am

      Hello Lisa, The necklace is always good with my black and whites.

  9. Jan Graham-McMillen
    October 21, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    So much to love! You look brilliant with the tulips, sweet little shoes as well! And a puppy!!!!! Awwwh. What a good home this little baby will have! Pictures, soon, please!

    • Jill James
      October 22, 2014 / 2:58 am

      I promise to post pictures of puppy soon, Jan. I am definately in love. Glad you enjoyed the tulips, a touch of Spring.

  10. Shani Thomas
    October 21, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    Beautiful tulips and a great outfit to view them in!

    • Jill James
      October 22, 2014 / 2:59 am

      Thank you Shani for your kind comments, so pleased to meet you.

  11. Natalia Lialina
    October 22, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    Just as Joni said, there are similar fields of tulips here every April opened for public, and it is such a miracle to see this amazing bloom! Gorgeous photos, and I like your coral converses and black and white outfit against the wild colorful field of tulips!

    • Jill James
      October 24, 2014 / 8:46 am

      I am thinking your Seattle area has a similar climate to ours.The colour of the massed tulips always inspires me. Glad you like the outfit, Natalia.

  12. dan
    October 23, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    Those tulips are wonderful! Their vivid colours and huge quantity of fields are fantastic! I really miss spring! Your red necklace gives your look a beautiful, bright touch!

  13. Jill James
    October 24, 2014 / 8:49 am

    I love the vibrance of Spring but I also love Autumn and I am sure yours is really lovely. Glad you liked the necklace Dan, with your eye for a necklace as well as your clever making skills.

  14. Northern mum down South
    October 25, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    Beautiful photos Jill, looks like a great place to visit.Look forward to hearing more about your new puppy, how exciting to have a new furry addition to the family

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2014 / 6:46 am

      The new puppy is now named Raffy and is fitting in very nicely, photos soon.

  15. Kasia Poni
    October 27, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    super blog)))))http://bastonidifashion.blogspot.it/2014/10/la-moda-e-divertimento.html

    • Jill James
      October 28, 2014 / 6:47 am

      Thank you Kasia for your kind words,

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