Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Keukenhof II

Within Keukenhof garden there is a small farm house. A good way to get children (and adults) familiar with the farm animals. The animals are very docile and don’t mind the kids petting them. In fact the zoo itself is called “petting zoo”




A glimpse of the Dutch Cheese over here - and you can buy them too.


Some artistic arrangements with the same theme. An used tyre from one of the farms as the flower pot.


We have a pair of clogs and it has found its place in our  loft, but now after wifey sees this flower arrangement I know that pair is going to see the daylight (in our garden)


In fact its how you place the flowers and where you place them that makes the difference.




OK, as it is Keukenhof, it is time for you to see some flowers:




I like these tricycles placed at strategic places for the sale of the ice cream.



Landscaping is an art and I was fortunate enough to get some good photographs of them as I happened to be at this part of the garden in the evening which created those long shadows:





OK its time for some more flowers:




I grabbed a bite from the cafeteria and proceeded with the exploring. I should not call it a cafeteria as it was a full-fledged eating place, better than a high class restaurant.


At the entrance of Orange Nassau there is a huge Classified list and international register of Tulip names. I clicked this picture at an angle by which the names look tiny but the Indian Actress Aishwarya’s name is on the top line (its alphabetically listed)



Those who are interested in the history of the flower, there is the Historical Garden 


For those who are not interested in smelling the flowers – a chess board to while away the time – king size.


Time for more flowers:


Tulipa 'Roze Leen'


Tulipa 'Yellow springgreen'

I think all are getting an overdose of flowers . . . .  . . . so we continue in the next post - Keukenhof part 3 

 The earlier post had a mention about the Windmill at Keukenhof.

27 comments:

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Nice Pictures

Janey and Co. said...

You have shown that there are a variety of interesting things within the gates of Keukenhof. People are surprised when I tell them that we spent five enjoyable hours there.

Priti Dhande said...

These pictures show that life is so colourful and its all around us. You just need an appropriate vision and interest to look at it. And that concept of familiarizing with farm animals was great!!!!

Carole M. said...

LOOKS like a very special place to visit. I especially loved the swan pond, but also, the arrangement with the freesias and slithers of bark

Missy George said...

Lovely pictures.. Thanks for sharing..Fun place to visit..

Sandee said...

I was born and raised on a farm so I was around animals at a very early age. Some kids from the city don't have a clue about the rural areas.

I loved all the beautiful flowers.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Comedy Plus. ☺

Debbie said...

Looks like a wonderful, colorful place to visit!! I LOVE the flowers in the clogs!!

TexWisGirl said...

very beautiful blooms! loved them planted in the dutch shoes. however, my favorite photo was of the 3 nuns with the tulips in front. just beautiful. reminded me of my aunts (i had 4 aunts that were nuns).

Sarah said...

How beautiful and how beautifully kept it all is. I love the way you've captured the shadows across the water.

Nicki Elson said...

Such great shots -- my favorites are the ones of the pond.

Gail Dixon said...

Oh, I loved those plantings in the shoes!! How neat. All of our photos are really beautiful.

Anita said...

Everything's really beautiful! It seems to have been a very peaceful outing.

I've been very busy and have missed my blogging visits. I'll have to catch up!

Lady Lilith said...

Love this idea. We need to be closet to nature.

Linda said...

What beautiful photos!

Sharon Henning said...

This must be Holland. I visited there when I was a child. It looks just as lovely as I remember it.

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

I lived in a place like this, with my parents, but now I'm living in other city because of my job and my college ):

Anita Johnson said...

I have had a wonderful time seeing your part of the world and enjoyed reading your profile. I will grab some coffee and keep looking!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I love the tulips and daffodils in the clogs!

Brian Joseph said...

Keukenhof looks to be a beautiful place, The sort of place that I love to visit.

I am also a huge fan of artisan cheese so that also looks great!

Buttons said...

Your photos are amazing love the flowers. B

Augustine Xavier said...

Dear Joe, thanks for this wonderful trip into the flowerland. I found the colours at the farm so amazing most of the people were wearing blue coloured clothes. The landscape was all sorts of green and the animals that peculiar brown. I loved the treat of the flowers, great arrangements. I must admit that you got some pretty good pictures would like to put them on the walls in my living room.Cheers Augustine.

Debbie Nolan said...

Ah your photos are simply gorgeous. You are certainly talented with the camera. Please have a great week-end. Thank you for stopping to visit my humble gardens.

Red Rose Alley said...

Ah, what a nice and peaceful place to visit. The flowers are so vibrant with color, and the picture of the swan on the water is so pretty. I appreciate those sweet animals too.

~Sheri

walk2write said...

I'm having a bit of "benign envy" here. That's a new term for me. I heard about it on the news show this morning. Whenever we see something we really like on a social media site, we are apt to naturally succumb to either benign or malicious envy. The latter type can cause us to belittle the person who initiated the envy. No danger of that happening here! I think your pics and guided tour are fantastic. I especially liked that picture of the flowers in the clogs. It gives me an idea for "re-purposing" some old shoes.

Tracy Terry said...

What a lovely seasonal post, especially enjoyable given that the weather is so wet and miserable here.

Indrani said...

Lovely! Great series!

Christine said...

lovely tulips!