Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4


It's Tulip Time! Every year Holland Michigan is host to the Tulip Time Festival. The city is filled with tulips, Klompen dancing (Dancing in authentic Dutch costumes, wearing wooden shoes), parades, dutch food and special guests.
My sister, daughter and I walked through the streets of Holland today. I did have one issue - when I went to take a picture, I found that my memory card was left in my computer! I nearly had a panic attack! I had to borrow my sisters camera to take pictures. The tulips were past prime this year, because of early warm weather, followed by wind and rain. We still enjoyed what we saw!

17 comments:

Glenda said...

Such stunning color and beauty! I know the feeling of panic when realizing your camera card is missing!

Cherdecor said...

Oh, how many times have I left my camera card at home! I know the feeling!

You still got some good pictures. My neighbor and I were talking yesterday about how the spring flowers and lilacs are somewhat lacking this year. Nothing popped like last year. Then some things came too early then got zapped with the cold.

Kathy said...

If your memory card was still in your camera, isn't that where you would want it to be? I was a little confused at first but I think I get the drift. (I'm very tired so I may also be brain dead!) I always carry an extra battery with me in case my battery goes out or I leave the other one plugged up, and there have been a couple of times when I've driven a ways, taken a picture and discovered I have no memory card. I haven't yet invested in a spare, but it's on the top of my list of things to do.

The tulips are wonderful. Your collage is extra special and it is so neat to have a place nearby called Holland to take pictures of tulips!

Misola said...

I love tulips!! The Holland Festival must be great!
I understand your panik attack because of the missing memory card.
Once I went to the harbour to take pictures of the sunset and than I realized that the battery was still in the battery charger. Now I always think about the battery and the memory card before I go ...
Hugs, maike

sara said...

when I lived in IN, I always wanted to go up for this festival....but unfortunately I never did. I hear it is wonderful!

AnooCre8ion said...

Lovely colors Mari. Magnificent.


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S. Etole said...

This must be an awesome sight ... blankets of tulips.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

STUNNING! I think you need to create some notecards!

Christina said...

Beautiful tulips!

jgy said...

yes, Beaufiful tulips!

jgy said...

ps I meant, beautiful!
Sorry to make a spelling error on my first visit to your blog.
best wishes from Japan,

Darla said...

those are gorgeous! i understand the panic over no memory card. happens to me often, and ususally during great photo opportunities. its frustrating to a 365er!!!

Sarah Vinall said...

.....tulips from Amsterdam!!! Lovely colours - enjoy your trip.

Sarah Vinall said...

PS -...always keep a spare in your camera case...I tend to charge one up and use one in the camera - the number of times I have done what you did is uneblievable you are not alone Mari!

sanjeet said...

Lovely colors Mari. Magnificent.
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annemarie said...

Hi!
I read in you blog that you visited Dutch Dancing. I am from Holland Europe and I collect everything that has to do with our national symbol the Wooden Shoe, or as we say Klompen. I heard that some dancers break their shoes now and then. I am looking for photos of that. Do you have such photo(s)?
You could send them maybe to my emailadress vanloenenannemarie@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Kind reghards

Annemarie

annemarie said...

Hi
I read in you blog that you visited Dutch Dancing. I am from Holland Europe and I collect everything that has to do with our national symbol the Wooden Shoe, or as we say Klompen. I heard that some dancers break their shoes now and then. I am looking for photos of that. Do you have such photo(s)?
You could send them maybe to my emailadress vanloenenannemarie@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Kind reghards

Annemarie