I'm cheating again. I'm dragging butt 'cause it was my day to go to the Chamber of Horrors, and I might have had to have a nooner. Then I'm still trying to figure out the Kindle thing, but this came to me on email and the photos were so beautiful, I had to share them!
At first glance, it looks like a giant child armed with a box of crayons has been set loose upon the landscape. Vivid stripes of purple, yellow, red, pink, orange and green make up A glorious patchwork. Yet far from being a child’s sketchbook, this is, in fact, the northern Netherlands in the middle of tulip season. The Dutch landscape in April is a kaleidoscope of color as the tulips burst into life. The bulbs are planted in late October and early November. About 10 million tulips are grown each year and two-thirds of the vibrant blooms are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany.