In the south, usually late January into early and mid February, the first hope of spring comes in the form of yellow daffodils. We may have more cold and stormy weather, but there they are, little yellow heads blowing in the wind with the hope of spring.
One of the best places to see daffodils and bulb flowers is Keukenhof Gardens, between Amsterdam and The Hague in the Netherlands. Here you'll see fairytale gardens, with daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and flowering trees in the largest flowering bulb park in the world. While in Paris we took the TGV Train to Amsterdam, then traveled by bus to the town of Liesse, where alone the way your passing fields of blooming flowers with every color in the rainbow as far as you can see. Once inside the gardens, its a heavenly feeling, surrounded by natures beauty. It truly feeds the Soul.
I hope you enjoy these photographs Jim and I made, with the promise of spring.