Mother’s Day in the Tulips

 

 

It was May and nearing the end of tulip season here in the Netherlands, so we decided to take drive up to Keukenhof Gardens to go see the pretty flowers while they were still  in bloom.  The season is only about 8 weeks out of  the year.  This particular park attracks ~800,000 visitors from all over the world, and they plant 7 million bulbs each year!  The park is redesigned every year to be in line with current floral trends and designs.

It was a lovely day, and it happened to be Mother’s Day.  What better way to spend the day  with my family among millions of flowers?!  On the drive up we saw new tech wind turbines and old school windmills.

And we saw a train along the way as well.

After driving a little over an hour, we finally made it.  And the flowers were indeed very beautiful!  There were fields of flowers that you could actually bike through, but we did not do that this time.DSC02919DSC02779

And walking through Keokenhof, there were all types of flowers, in all different colors.  The girls enjoyed posing periodically.DSC02760DSC02804DSC02906DSC02749

We saw some monks enjoying the beauty as well.  Love seeing monks out in public!

There were several beautiful lakes and water features throughout the park.  DSC02903DSC02833DSC02897

There were flowers of all types and sizes and colors every where you looked.  DSC02898DSC02905DSC02921DSC02854DSC02852DSC02851DSC02816DSC02805DSC02774

And of course you can’t forget the windmill! DSC02821

On the way home, we drove along a canal where quite a few people were taking their boats to their final destinations.

It was a lovely way to spend Mother’s Day with my family.  We had a great time, the weather was perfect, and the flowers were just breathtaking.  Cant’ wait to see them again next year!


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