TULIP FESTIVAL, Holland, Michigan 2018

May 4, 2018

Prepare for tulip overload as I retrace my favorite  steps  from the 2018 Tulip Festival in Holland Michigan.  Holland  was  settled  by  Dutch immigrants  in  1847 and today  it is a beautiful, unbelievably clean town that was fun to visit and explore.

These are Blue Grape Hyacinths, smaller then the more common hyacinths but every bit as pretty.  I found these in plentiful supply along with the tulips and feel in love with them .

The breeze was picking up and the tulips danced.

Bird of the day – the red-winged blackbird.

This being my first visit, I soon  realized  that  Michigan  has a  lot of marsh land.  Huge areas of  marsh grass are  dead and dried up in heaps from the winter now, but there are  small signs of regrowth.  These dead  heaps, however,  are  alive with bird activity and entertainment, especially from the red-winged blackbird and the purple martins.

Another part of nature I enjoy are interesting looking trees, or  more so in this case, creepy looking trees.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ”   by John Muir

Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

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