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Monday, May 20, 2013

Tulip Time

Every May,  Holland, Michigan is host to Tulip Time. People come from all over to see the beautiful tulips, see the Dutch dancers and see Dutch heritage in West Michigan. There are Windmills, parades, wooden shoes, shopping and most of all - tulips!
 We live about 20 minutes from Holland and usually go to see the tulips, but we don't always go during the official week as we like to avoid the crowds.  So, we went this past weekend to check out the flowers and they didn't disappoint.


Pictures don't do justice to a field with rows and rows of tulips.

 

Here's a few different varieties.

 

They are beautiful in mass and also individually.

 

Have you ever seen a fringed tulip?

 

We had a great time walking around, enjoying the flowering trees and the tulips.

14 comments:

Terri D. said...

I can only imagine how beautiful the seas of color looked in person, if you photos don't do them justice! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy Brock said...

Wow...I bet that is an amazing sight! I love the fringed one!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh such beautiful Tulips. Your shots are lovely Our Tulip festival is all of April and the growers in Skagit Valley have all the fields full of rows of colorful tulips. They were early this year so by mid April they were gone already. Mother Nature is not to be messed with. LOL!!

Sharon Larson said...

I love to be there and see this.
My tulips are gone now.
Hugs

Brooke said...

thank you for sharing those tulips with us!!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Positively enchanting.

Mitzi said...

We live near Holland too(Hamilton).

We do the same thing-we visit before and after the crowds. This year everything was perfectly timed. It was all just gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Such beautiful flowers!

LL Cool Joe said...

I've never seen a fringed tulip before, they are amazing. Wow. I bet the colours look incredible in real life. And the sun is shining too!

ancient one said...

Beautiful...

Musicaljean said...

I LOVE tulips!! I'm always so sad to see mine die. Your pictures are amazing. I love the one with different shades of purple.

Cherdecor said...

Your pictures are so wonderful, but I imagine that you cannot capture the total ravishing color of these flowers. I bet you are saying, "You just have to be there to see it!" They are beauties, indeed!

Bonnie said...

OH HOW I'D LOVE TO GO THERE!

CAROLDEE said...

Haven't been there in years but Tulips are one of my favorites..love the beds of colors etc.. Great photos.. :-)