When you ask a non-Dutch person what they think of when they think of this country, they usually say tulips. Tulips are tops on people’s minds. We have just seen the end of the spring tulip season. It does not last too long, but tourists come from all over the world to look and photograph these flowers.

I am not a good enough writer to write about tulips. The best way that I can describe their beauty, is just to share photographs we took this past week. Half the fields are empty, as those tulips have been picked. The ones you see here, were photographed 5 days ago, and they are all gone by now.

All I can tell you, is that the feeling I had as a kid standing at the Grand Canyon equals the moment of awe when I looked at the colorful fields. You just cannot believe the colors are real, but they really are. I hope someday that you can see for yourself how wonderful a simple flower can be when it is standing next to a thousand friends. Enjoy, everybody.

These perfect little rows recently held thousands of tulips. Now this land will be used to grow chicory.

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  • Aledys Ver  On May 12, 2012 at 11:35 am

    These are beautiful shots! Good that you got there just in time to see probably the last of the tuilips for this season. I love those perfect dirt rows!!
    One never gets tired of views like these; it doesn’t matter that this year’s tulips look probably exactly the same as last year’s, you will defnitely want to go out there and photograph them all over again in 2013 – they’re beautiful!

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