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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Tulip Fest


In my last post I said we have our own little Tulip Festival right here. Friday evening I picked a new bouquet of flowers for the kitchen table. Then Saturday morning as I was eating my breakfast, I realized something.

We have our own real life poster too. Big may be better, but smaller is good too. 




A week ago RoozenGaarde invited our local news organizations to take drone tours of their display gardens and growing fields. I encourage you to click on the link and take a tour of what we are missing this year. Of notable difference is the geometric quality of many of the display beds this year. Striking and beautiful.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3755446267830026

Yes all of the bulbs were planted last fall, with the idea that the displays would be enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors, who would also spend money. Like everywhere, the economic impact here is severe. 

Is the beauty wasted if no one sees it?

13 comments:

  1. I hate crowds even before this virus and always wondered how i could visit a flower festival without all the mess of people gettig in the way. I would love to visit Africa but have heard about the crowded 4-wheel vehicles waiting for the poor animals to come in and drink. I will enjoy your virtual tour very much.

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  2. Drone tours? What ever next. There was some great photography from the drones...not the usual amateur stuff.

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  3. I think your arrangement was much better.
    Loved the drone shots. Just beautiful. Much of those amazing patterns you couldn't appreciate at eye level. Got a smile at the yellow volunteer in the see of red.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the link - it's incredible. I've always wanted to visit the tulip fields in your state. I've been to Keukenhof in the Netherlands and it merely whet my appetite. One day!

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  5. I do miss this festival! Thank you Linda for posting the link! So beautiful!

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  6. The drone tour gives an amazing view of the tulips. One can more clearly see the shapes of the beds. Thanks for posting this.

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  7. What a beautiful floral arrangement you have! Who would have thought to put those lovely purple flowers in with striking unusual tulips!

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  8. Your flowers are beautiful! Thank you for the link to the video. I enjoyed it!

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  9. It was lovely to see the tulips from the air, with no people in the video. Thank you for that rare gift. And I do love your beautiful bouquet. :-)

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  10. Your bouquet is lovely. I enjoyed the video very much...it is a beautiful place:)

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  11. I really like your poster and I really enjoyed seeing the drone view of the gorgeous gardens. I do remember how beautiful it was from the ground when we visited that area.

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