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Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Flowers?

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.
 













24 comments:

Kristina P. said...

How cool would that be to wake up to everyday?

rosaria said...

Wowwwww! Great shots!

River said...

That's the prettiest lanscape I've ever seen.

I haven't been able to find any male swimsuit models, sorry.

SherilinR said...

those are amazing pictures! i wish that was my yard!

Al Penwasser said...

What a beautiful picture.
Oh, and as I've already told Sherilin, I sometimes see things in a juvenile manner. Sooooo.....is your definition of having a "nooner" the same as mine?
Al's Sociological Note: Sadly, nooners ceased to be a significant part of my life once I left my 20s.
Sad, but true.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Holy shit (pardon my Dutch), those photos are amazing. Stunning! I've flown over Amsterdam in tulip season and you can see a bunch of colour as you're about to land. Gorgeous.

What's this about nooners? Gosh.

Brian Miller said...

good lord that is beautiful...

R. J. said...

The Aalsmeer Flower Auction is a fascinating experience to observe, and a beautiful sight to photograph.
http://us.holland.com/e/17763/Flower%20Auctions.php

DJan said...

Incredible photos! I would expect Holland to have tulips, but these are most incredible! Thanks for sharing these, Eva.

glnroz said...

that doesnt even look real.. wow. i thought the first picture was some kind of colored bar code,,at first glance.. wow.

laughingmom said...

I have always wanted to see that in person. Tulips are my favorites, and as usual the weather got to mine and they only lasted a couple of days before dropping all of their petals.

EmptyNester said...

Stunning Eva! Makes me want to plant more flowers in the garden!

ape2016 said...

Hi, visiting from kt at out of my mind. These pics are gorgeous!

Al Penwasser said...

Okay, I clicked. Now THAT'S my idea of a quality nooner.

tsonodablog said...

Beautiful flowers! I just love Spring!

Eva Gallant said...

rosaria: I agree! Amazing.

Veg: You have to click on the Champber of Horrors and Nooner links!

Glenn: I think "wow" about sums it up!

laughingmom: I can't imagin how beautiful it would be in person!

SisterMerryHellish said...

That is just gorgeous! And see, you can even be breath-taken at their beauty from above.

Which is probably why you never hear about crop circles in tulip farms.

Katherines Corner said...

Lovely photos, thank you for sharing. Have a Happy Friday,Happy Good Friday, Happy Easter, Happy Earth Day and Happy Jelly Bean Day( Yep it's really jelly bean day). Hugs from Katherine
P.S> please stop by and enter my giveaway to win a gorgeous dress

Claudia said...

wow --- this looks amazing - think i should go there next spring - would take me roughly 1,5 hours per flight..

The Frisky Virgin said...

Oh my gosh, these pics are absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could see them in person! Stunning! Thank you so much for sharing!

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: Me, too!

SisterMH: You may be right! lol

Frisky: Once I saw them, I had to share!

Pat said...

These are so beautiful! I especially like the views from a plane. These remind me of my visit to the tulip farms in Washington.

Tam said...

Wow! I've never been there but would love to go. How beautiful!

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