Thursday, 23 February 2012
Fields of tulips
I know this is one of the standard touristy postcards from the tulip fields of the Netherlands, but I do love it. Tulips are very much associated with the Netherlands.
I used to live in an area in the south of England where a farmer started raising tulips, not for their blooms but for their bulbs, to sell them at garden centres. Of course you can't raise tulips without the flowers so the fields around were a delight to see in springtime, not unlike the ones pictured.
It was a beautifully mild and sunny day today, a taste of spring, so I was reminded of this card.