A couple of weekends ago, I attended to the annual Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point Gardens. 250,000 tulips across 55 acres in quite the sight to be seen. Here's some of my favorite blooms from the festival, along with some of my favorite quotes on flowers...
|The earth laughs in flowers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|Just living is not enough...one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~ Hans Christian Anderson|
|Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~ Gerard De Nerval|
|Happiness held is a seed; happiness shared is the flower. ~ John Harrigan|
|I must have flowers, always, and always. ~ Claude Monet|
|The nature of this flower is to bloom. ~ Alice Walker|
|In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends. ~ Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea|
|A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in - what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars. ~ Victor Hugo, Les Miserables|
|The Tulip Festival features over 100 varieties of tulips. Here's a display table listing the names a few of them.|
For all my local friends, the festival runs through this Saturday, May 3. You definitely don't want to miss the opportunity to see Mother Nature in all her glory!