The Autumn weather we've been having makes me long for Spring while it's in fact still Spring. So why not go back in time, about one and a half month, and enjoy the beauty of Spring as we enjoyed it then in Keukenhof, a place that had been on my wishlist to visit for a long time and this year we did. I also finally got around to going through all the pictures I took there and make a selection of them to share here. Are your ready to be immersed in tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other springbulbs? If only I could also give the overwhelming scent from the Hyacinths with the pictures.
Loved this view of the blossoming trees, grapehyacinths and white daffodils in a loose arrangement.
The majority of flowers blooming when we visited were daffodils and hyacinths.
Most of the tulips still had to start blooming but
we did see the Spring-flowering trees in full bloom.
As you see, it wasn't a blue sky day while we were there but that was actually not a bad thing.
I just realize that from the above pictures you might think we were
the only ones there at Keukenhof. I can assure you though, we weren't!
Do you see how whole patches of tulips were connected by already blooming colourful hyacinths in the above picture? It must have looked wonderful with the tulips flowering later but maybe not as peaceful as it does in this picture. I kind of like the different greens with just some colour. Visiting Keukenhof at different times in one season would be a great idea to see how it changes throughout the season when different springbulbs flower.
On the other hand, to say we didn't see a lot of tulips blooming would be an exaggeration.
I didn't see that many tulips together ever before, blooming or not yet blooming ones.
Loved that stray tulip here in the midst of the daffodils, a remainder from the year before maybe?
Some of the tulips were even starting to fade already.
And still looking beautiful even so.
One red tulip in a field of creme ones.
Would this have been done on purpose or is it a coincidence I still wonder.
Anyway, it was beautiful.
The combination of different colours and of different springbulbs you find there
makes Keukenhof into a real inspiration for gardeners and flower lovers.
It's impossible to put all the pictures of Keukenhof I want to show you into one post,
so I will be back later with some more pictures.
Have a lovely evening!