So yeah, still in a bit of a funk and lacking the energy/enthusiasm to do the research for most blog post ideas I’ve had. Thus, it’s been pretty quiet around here other than easy wordless Wednesday posts. This post is really no different, just with a few more words. As it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d post a couple of my favorite heart-related photos taken here in Utrecht.
And one that is appropriate to the Olympics, taken at the Keukenhof Flower Garden a few years ago. I am loving the success that the Netherlands is having at speed skating!
If you love flowers, you may be interested in knowing that the famous Keukenhof Gardens will be opening again soon. In fact, they’re opening next week, 24 March, and the theme this year is Germany: Land of Poets and Philosophers.
We went last year while my parents were visiting and I couldn’t help but love these floating water sculptures, especially when the ducks got involved. I loved how it looked like the two were having a conversation.
I never did get around to posting my photos from our visit to the Keukenhof this year. Since I haven’t been out taking a lot of photos around town recently, I figured I’d dip into that pool then and post one for today’s Photo Friday. I love these tulips that look like they’ve each been hand-painted. Mooi!
I had plans for posts this week, but I got sick Tuesday night with an awful stomach bug that’s not quite gone away yet, leaving me with no energy or patience for blogging, despite the ton of Keukenhof photos I have and other thoughts and ideas. Still, I hate to miss a Photo Friday, so here’s one of the photos from our visit to the Keukenhof. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get around to posting more about our trip to the famous gardens.
I took this photo last year at the Florahof over by the Domplein. The tulips are starting to show up more and more now as spring is making its arrival. The Keukenhof is now open and runs through May 16, so I’m definitely going this year while my parents are visiting. The theme for this year is From Russia With Love, with an emphasis of Russian-style gardens and such. The wife of Russia’s president was there with our Princess Maxima to open this year’s Keukenhof.
My pink tulips finally gave up the ghost this week, but I think I’ll go to the bloemenmarkt (flower market) tomorrow at Janskerkhof and get some new ones.