Friday, March 4, 2011


 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.



  1. How beautiful, Emily! I don't think I have ever seen so many daffodils! I have to say that my heart skipped a beat at the sight of your beautiful Quimper ware in your header...fabulous! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Hi Emily! Ohhhh I really needed these flowers! And in the Netherlands no less *winks* Like my friend Debbie my heart skipped a beat at all your beautiful quimper. And no way could I resist a blog with the name "The French Hutch" *winks* I'm a total francophile. Vanna

  3. They are spectacular...tulips are a favorite of mine!!

  4. Emily, thank you for stopping by Hyacinths for the Soul. I'm happy to meet you. Another Quimper collector, yipee!
    These gardens are gorgeous. I can sell the fragrance of the hyacinths through the screen. ;-)
    I'm off to see your previous posts. ~ Sarah

  5. Wow!! What a magnificent garden. I hope I will be there soon. These flowers are looking stunning!!




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