Francois_Dumas Posted April 16, 2007 Share Posted April 16, 2007 Today we'll have the last 'summer' day of this week.... temps will go down from 86 F to 55F according to the forecast. So I hoped on the bike to ride around the region a bit and get you some pictures of our tulip fields..... I think this may also serve as 'my bunch of flowers' for Leslie's birthday That said, it is getting more complicated every year. The fields are not close to most roads anymore, and as soon as the flowers blossom, they get cut already, in order to maintain as much energy in the bulbs as possible.... after all, it is the bulbs that are sold, not the flowers !!! In the old days we would see miles and miles of coloured fields, with people cutting off the flowers by hand... but that took days and weeks to achieve. Now they mechanized most of it and the flowers are there in the morning... gone in the afternoon sometimes !! However.. I was lucky.. (AND did quite a few miles today!).... and found enough to show. I've also made some photos of the roads I travelled to get to them..... The rest doesn't need words........ now.... let the bad weather come....... Francois Link to comment
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