Tulips surround boy and girl figures at Dutch Village.
The garden beds have numbers displayed so tourists
can purchase bulbs from Holland (Europe) of the tulips
they like best. Photo taken at Dutch Village.
At Windmill Island Gardens, I'm standing next to my
favorite of all the varieties I saw today. I didn't
purchase any bulbs but I am holding a gift shop
bag containing a souvenir Delft thimble.
For years, my husband and I have been talking about
visiting Holland, Michigan during the Tulip Time festival.
We finally said that this spring we would do it. Who could
know that May 8th would turn out to be a cloudy, chilly,
blustery day? We went ahead with our plans and had a fun
day in spite of the weather. I'm sure these tourist locations
would have been much busier if it had been a nicer day. If you
would like to see more photos of our day in Holland, Michigan,
I have posted them to flickr. Click here to see them.