Posts Tagged ‘tulips’

Keukenhof, Netherlands

May 7, 2017 2 comments

Holland is well know for its tulips.  And one of the best places to see them is at the Keukenhof Gardens, about 20 minutes outside of Amsterdam.  The Gardens are laid out in themes, with flower placement by individual tulip growers of the area.  It makes for a very impressive display!   And you can tell it is enjoyed by the huge crowds that stroll through the grounds.

Our cruise had a one day layover in Amsterdam, a great opportunity to visit the gardens.  A quick train and bus ride from the port (which is city Center Amsterdam) brings you to the gardens.  Here are some random images from our walk.


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Dogs, and Arboretum

February 28, 2016 1 comment

Spring is starting in Dallas area!  Today, Stacy and Dallas invited us over for a brunch and to go over wedding plans.  As usual, good food, family company, and things to look forward to!

The weather was so nice I just had to take a few pictures of the dogs playing outside.  After that, we made a little side trip to the Dallas Arboretum to look at all the flowers springing up.  The Arboretum is a favorite place for us to go multiple time during the year.






Hyacinths look and smell great!


A pink tulip, subtle in the colors


Pansies always look like they have a face


Double flower


A little waterfall


Even cherry blossoms


Even Benjamin Franklin looks pleased


Bright colored tulips


Colorful flower beds


Tulip time at the Arboretum

March 29, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s tulip time at the Dallas Arboretum so we joined Stacy and Dallas for a nice picnic lunch and tulip viewing session. We had a great time until rain eventually drove us out. But the colors of the tulips, and the large plantings and layout, were beautiful. Some images:

Contrast between tulips and flowering trees

Contrast between tulips and flowering trees

Varied colors

Varied colors

Singlung one out

Singling one out from the group

Pansies hold their own

Pansies hold their own

In honor of my birth country -- orange tulip

In honor of my birth country — orange tulip

Unique purple tulip

Unique purple tulip

Red tulip closeup

Red tulip closeup

Green pistils

Green pistils

A lonely white tulip

A lonely white tulip

Inside a tulip

Inside a tulip