Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Northern Netherlands during Tulip Season

These photos are from May in the northern Netherlands, but I came across this on notcot.org and it made me so happy. These arial views of the stunning tulip fields of the northern Netherlands. the Dutch landscape in May is a kaleidoscope of giddy colours as the tulips burst into life.

The bulbs were planted in late October and early November, and these colourful creations are now ready to be picked and sold as bunches of cut flowers in florists and supermarkets.

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.

In the first picture, an extraordinary 60 million tulips can be seen coming into flower. The Netherlands produce more than nine million bulbs a year.


Delicious Industries said...

These images are surreal, I just love the big blocks of colour in a field - it's so weirdly beautiful!

Hero Design Studio + Boutique said...

phenomenal right? I just can't get over that those are all flowers. How awesome would it be to fly over that?