Sorry about the length of time since the last post but I have been a busy bee here in Karlsruhe since we arrived on Sunday. I will catch you up on the specifics later but for now I want to share the pictures we took when we visited Keukenhof Gardens last Saturday. For you gardeners out there this will be delightful and for the rest of you- well, I don’t know what to say.

We came in the back entrance to the gardens skipping over the craziness of where the buses arrived with a million plus tourists.

We came in the back entrance to the gardens skipping over the craziness of where the buses arrived with a million plus tourists.

Every color of tulip imaginable.

Every color of tulip imaginable.

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Couldn't decide which color I like best but the orange and yellow made me feel warm and fuzzy since it was still quite cold that day.

Couldn’t decide which color I like best but the orange and yellow made me feel warm and fuzzy since it was still quite cold that day.

Who is that hiding back there in the flowers?

Who is that hiding back there in the flowers?

Now this is one of my favorite planting boxes.

Now this is one of my favorite planting boxes.

Real live lilacs- woo hoo. Kris took me over to see them and bask in the fragrance. Heavenly...

Real live lilacs- woo hoo. Kris took me over to see them and bask in the fragrance. Heavenly…

Outside the pavilions were plantings everywhere of hyacinths, crocus, tulips, and other bulb flowers that I had never seen before. The marshmallow fluff's are sculptures that I particularly liked.

Outside the pavilions were plantings everywhere of hyacinths, crocus, tulips, and other bulb flowers that I had never seen before. The marshmallow fluff’s are sculptures that I particularly liked.

Warmer temps. had encouraged some of the flowers to show some color.

Warmer temps. had encouraged some of the flowers to show some color.

And then the crowd started to really become a crowd around 10:30 and we decided to make haste and get out before it became overwhelming.

And then the crowd started to really become a crowd around 10:30. We decided to make haste and get out before it became overwhelming.

We wished we could have had the place all to ourselves.

We wished we could have had the place all to ourselves.

We popped into the pavilion that was filled with a tribute to the United Kingdom. Nice pattern on this flower, huh?

We popped into the pavilion that was filled with a tribute to the United Kingdom. Nice pattern on this flower, huh?

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A favorite floral display.

A favorite floral display.

More warmth needed to wake up the arbor but it was still very nice.

More warmth needed to wake up the arbor but it was still very nice.

I wanted to bring these cute bicycle sculptured people home.

I wanted to bring these cute bicycle sculptured people home.

On our way out we stopped and inhaled the fragrance from the hyacinths. The sun had begun to warm the flowers and their scent was powerful.

On our way out we stopped and inhaled the fragrance from the hyacinths. The sun had begun to warm the flowers and their scent was powerful.

Lots of daffodils in the fields as we knocked about the country side on our drive back to Terneuzen.

Lots of daffodils in the fields as we knocked about the country side on our drive back to Terneuzen.

Glorious fields of color on both sides of the road.

Glorious fields of color on both sides of the road.

The tulips are just beginning to pop their heads of color. See the red in the distance.

The tulips are just beginning to pop their heads of color. See the red in the distance.

Though the fields aren't in full bloom yet as this photo I coulf imagine how nice it would be to wake up and look out the window to a painting of nature's colors.

Though the fields aren’t in full bloom yet as this photo I could imagine how nice it would be to wake up and look out the window to a painting of nature’s colors.

There a many more pictures to share but I must break for a while on downloading the pics and run errands today here in Karlsruhe. We leave for our journey to Ireland on Saturday morning and must have clean clothes, etc. prepped for packing. Have a great day!

Till next time,

Karen and Kris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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