Tulips!

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway ~
Michael Pollan

My entry for Cee’s FOTD

Friday: Flower decoration

The earliest known flower arranging dates back to ancient Egypt. Egyptians were decorating with flowers as early as 2,500 BCE. They regularly placed cut flowers in vases, and highly stylized arrangements were used during burials, for processions, and simply as table decorations. Illustrations of arranged flowers have been found on Egyptian carved stone reliefs and painted wall decorations.

Egyptian wall paintings depicting roses have been found in tombs dating from the fifth century B.C. to Cleopatra’s time.

These images of floral decorations were taken during my visit to Keukenhof a couple of years ago. Keukenhof, the best day out among the flowers! Over 7 million bulbs bloom in the spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. A unique, unforgettable experience!

Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers one can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique art and wonderful events.

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Keukenhof is the international and independent showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. In the space of eight weeks Keukenhof shows what the Dutch floricultural sector has to offer. The park’s focus is on the 7 million spring-flowering bulbs, which allow the 100 participating companies to show their living catalogue. 500 flower growers present an enormous variety of cut flowers and pot plants at the over 20 flower shows.Keukenhof is the international and independent showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. In the space of eight weeks Keukenhof shows what the Dutch floricultural sector has to offer. The park’s focus is on the 7 million spring-flowering bulbs, which allow the 100 participating companies to show their living catalogue. 500 flower growers present an enormous variety of cut flowers and pot plants at the over 20 flower shows.

Keukenhof is closed now.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_flower_arrangement

https://www.britannica.com/art/floral-decoration/Historical-and-stylistic-developments

https://keukenhof.nl

Orchids!

These images are to appreciate my unknown supporters!

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I am not good in keeping orchids. It doesn’t matter how much I care eventually I miss them. The orchids in shops are always so inviting, one wants to buy at once. Once I checked the information near orchid section it said,  guarantee for “5” weeks.  After 5 – 6 weeks when the flowers are gone the stem starts to die and then begins the waiting time for the next bloom. It can be quite long and any kind of ignorence could be very dangerous.

Dear unknown supporters I donot want to hurt you. If ever you feel that you like my posts or comment on my post and I have not visited or checked your blog, write yes in the comment section I will check your blog instantly. Please make sure that I have access to your blog as recently I marked that many blogs are private.

These images were taken in 2016 during my Keukenhof visit.

Keukenhof in Spring/April

For lens-artist -photo-challenge, I am presenting four images taken from one place in Keukenhof garden. If standing on one point brings so much beauty and happiness, just imagine how much beauty the garden holds in it.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change~Buddha

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Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The April winds are magical,                                                                                                    And thrill our tuneful frames;                                                                                                  The garden-walks are passional To bachelors and dames                                          ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The mind should be allowed some relaxation, that it may return to its work all the better for the rest ~Seneca

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And now one more image from the same garden for Becca’s Sunday trees.

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One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others ~Lao Tzu

All images were taken in April 2018.