Monday, June 4

My Monday Pinterest Pick and Tulip Time...

Source: via Jan on Pinterest

I saw this photo on Pinterest today and it reminded me of a special festival I went to in May.  

Since 1929, the small city of Holland, Michigan has blossomed with literally hundreds of thousands of tulips — and an equal number of tulip-lovers who attend our annual Tulip Time Festival. (Click here for more information)  Not only are the streets and parks lined with numerous species of tulips the festival also highlights costumed locals performing  traditional Dutch dances.  I hope you enjoy some of the photos I took...

More tulip talk:
It's a good debut mystery that centers around the tulip trade in the 1630s. 

What is your favorite flower?  


Anonymous said...

I don't know that I have a favorite flower, in fact there are so many lovely ones that I would be hard pressed to name just one. Rose, Peonies, Tulips, Daisies, and on and on. The Pinterest photo you have there is one of the prettiest and most feminine I've ever seen.. Very nice!

Jessie said...

This is soo COOL! I live in Maine and my family owns a big greenhouse business, tulips are one of my favorites :) This looks like so much fun!

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Mitzi said...

My very favorite flower has to be a gardenia, but I love roses,freesias,lilacs,stock,fancy daffodils,etc. What is not to like about a flower. Beautiful pictures.

Alexa said...

Oooh that book sounds interesting. I love tulips...such an elegant flower!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I adore tulips! They just aren't around long enough for me.

Unknown said...

cliche as may be, but I love a deep burgundy rose. there is something about the velvety, slightly wet petals and sweet aroma.

I do love tulips too! No spring without them!


Kim said...

This is really cool. I love the festivities.
Thank you so much for joining in Photo Feedback.
The photo you linked up is very nice. My suggestion would be to zoom out a tad. I know you want to fill the frame and show details, but the setting can really help make the photo pop, too. Just a suggestion to try next time would be to stand back (or zoom out) to catch more of the background, be it other flowers or just grass. Then lower your aperture and let the background get that nice blurry look. You will still give the feeling of placement for the flower and still capture the details and essence of it, too.
I really love these photos. I feel like I was there. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.