At first glance, it looks like a giant child armed with a box of crayons has been set loose upon the landscape.
The Netherlands in May
Vivid stripes of purple, yellow, red, pink, orange and green make up a glorious patchwork.
Yet far from being a child’s sketchbook, this is, in fact, the northern Netherlands in the middle of tulip season.
The Dutch landscape in May is a kaleidoscope of color as the tulips burst into life.
The bulbs are planted in late October and early November.
More than three billion tulips are grown each year and two-thirds of the vibrant blooms are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany .
HOLLAND PRODUCES MORE THAN 9 BILLION TULIPS A YEAR
I wonder if these growers are worried about carbon tax, nuclear disasters, global warming, the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya ...........??