Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tiptoe Through the Tulips


The city where I work is known for its tulips.  Each year in May, they host a Tulip Festival.  The festival started in 1929 with the planting of 100,000 tulips.  Today, there are 6 million tulips in Holland.  Everywhere you look, you see tulips!

My friend Kelly and I walked around last week to capture some of the tulips with our cameras.  We've had a really warm spring and the tulips are way ahead of schedule.


This grouping of multi-colored tulips was one of my favorite plantings and it right outside of my office.

 

Of course, these tulips are beautiful too!







The yellow tulips look like they are glowing with the sun shining on them.  So delicate and pretty.







Love the unusual shape of these white tulips.











If you live in Michigan, be be sure to check out Tulip Time!

17 comments:

SnoWhite said...

oh!!!! My husband and I went here a few times when we lived in MI. Looks like you caught them at just the peak time!

Did you see the parades with all the wooden Dutch shoe-wearing dancers? Such fun.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful trip with us.

Mindy said...

Okay well, I'm completely jealous. So, so pretty.

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Beautiful photos! I grew up in Michigan (other side of the state though!) and before I moved two years ago I went to Holland for the tulip festival and it was amazing! It's such a charming little town and the tulips are gorgeous! :)

Keeley McGuire said...

Gorgeous photos!!

Laura said...

This is such a beautiful blog and it really inspires me!:) Would you like to follow each other?

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

these photos are beyond gorgeous! so glad you shared them

angie said...

so beautiful! i especially love the yellow ones!

Jaime...my love said...

That is gorgeous, I love photographing flowers. The tulip blooms for such a short time, at least the ones I've planted, but they make a great impact in mass plantings.

Melany said...

I can't wait until mine are blooming! :)

debjdarby said...

These look like Heaven! My favorites! Thank you.

Kristen {a little ditty} said...

So pretty Beege! Great pictures.

Brandi said...

Hey Alissa! Your pictures are gorgeous! I'm hoping mine will bloom this year. Thanks for sharing your day!

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Stephanie said...

Your photos - and the tulips - are absolutely gorgeous!

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