It is like finding a piece of gold when I see the first tulips of the Spring and that happened as I rounded the corner in the neighborhood to see one bright red tulip in a garden! It was the worst of weather this last week with gale force winds whipping off the North Sea and bringing not only wind but rain and hail in swells. At many times I looked out my office window to see white cap waves on our tiny canal in front of the house. I was happy to be inside cuddled on the couch in my office with a good book to distract me from the fact that couldn’t do any of my outside activities without getting blown right into Germany.
The weather finally broke today and the hubby and I went out to see if we could spot any color emerging in the local fields. Taking a route we have driven for years that is close to the Keukenhof we were rewarded with fields of yellow daffodils.
Then close to the Keukenhof we caught an entire field of red.
Tulips! The first tulips field of the season!!!
When we returned home I got my bike out and rode through the neighborhood peeking into gardens to find other tulip treasures. These early blooming tulips are usually smaller and hug the ground.
In the same garden as the above tulip were some later blooming tulips and I was very surprised to see that they already had buds. The weather of the last few days have taken a toll, small hail holes in the leaves.
In the coming weeks the entire area will start to explode with color as each variety of bulbs start to bloom.
For us that means we are creeping closer to the warmer spring days of canoe season and a paddle through the fields.
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