I wish I could say that the tulips were blooming right now, but around here, the tulip blooms are 3 or 4 weeks out yet. I work in downtown Holland, Michigan - where, as you can imagine, with a name like Holland, tulips are a pretty big deal! Holland is home to a huge Tulip Festival (this year will be the 86th year!). There are literally millions of blooming tulips to see. I highly recommend a visit!
These photos are from a visit I made to Veldheer Tulip Farm two years ago in May during the Tulip Time festival. I never got around to posting them. This was my first visit to Veldheer, and wow, was I impressed. There were over 5 million tulips in bloom! They were gorgeous. Here are some of my very favorite photos (there's a lot!)...
Rows and rows of tulips as far as the eye can see.
Each different variety is numbered with a sign in the fields and you are given a booklet with the variety names. Very helpful in case you see a variety you just have to have for your own yard.
This variety was one of my favorites.
Oh, I loved these too!
This variety looks so happy, doesn't it?
Aren't they just beautiful? I'm anxiously counting down the days until they are blooming again!