May Day in Bloom

The Netherlands in May

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 May is a kaleidoscope of color as  the tulips burst into life. The bulbs are planted in late October and early November.  More than three billion tulips are grown each year and two-thirds of the vibrant blooms are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany.

It doesn’t even look real…

But here are the Tulips Up Close…..

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2 thoughts on “May Day in Bloom

  1. luggagelady says:

    WOW times a thousand. Thanks for the smile elicited by this wonderful share!! 😀


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