Tulip Paradise

When I was young my family traveled out to Pella, Iowa every summer to visit my Grandparents. Pella has a large Dutch population and is a sister-city to Holland. We used to go to the Tulip Time Festival every year and broom the streets in a big parade.

Not only that – we got to wear Dutch costumes! (I am the one in the middle.) I remember being quite jealous that my Mom got to wear the wooden clogs and there weren’t any that could fit me.

Anyways, I got this email forward and had to share. It’s amazing how art imitates life.

This is the northern Netherlands in the middle of tulip season. It’s a kaleidoscope of color.  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.