Tuesday, June 18, 2013


WOW! Talk about gorgeous!  The captions came with the photos.

 In springtime, the lowland area by the North Sea is carpeted with fields of gladioli, hyacinths, 
lilies, daffodils, crocuses... and, of course, tulips

Keukenhof - literally 'kitchen garden' - is part of the hunting grounds of the ancient Teylingen estate.

The patchwork quilt of colours in the Keukenhof park, just outside Lisse in 
South Holland, is a veritable feast for the eyes

This year, the theme for the Keukenhof exhibition is Germany: Land of Poets and Philosophers

 Keukenhof – know as the Garden of Europe – is the one of the best places to view the abundance 
of spring flowers in the South Holland region of the Netherlands

 Around seven million bulbs are planted each year in the park at Keukenhof, in an area of 32 hectares.
(A hectare is about 2-1/2 acres, making  Keukenhof just shy of 80 acres.)

Spring in Keukenhof is one of the main tourist attractions of the Netherlands

The mild climate of Holland, with its wet springs makes it an ideal place for bulb cultivation

 The bulbs of Keukenhof are re-planted each year according to the current trends and
in collaboration with a number of gardening magazines

Humor --

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere.

God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.

I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.

Every morning is the dawn of a new error.

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