TODAY...no dolly piccies.
We have for your viewing pleausure: images of parrot tulips, in all their twisted glory :3
These guys really presented a problem, because they have a natural, waxy surface that reflects light in an odd fashion or appears grey before they completely unfurled...so I had to wait a day and go back when they'd opened u a bit more.
While I genuinely find pleasure in the streamlined angles of a regular tulip, after a while they all look the same. On the other hand, the parrot variety presents an endless parade of contours and shadows in which not only do the colour break but the petals do as well, feathering and curling in individually unique directions ~ they are rather like the anti-tulip tulip >D