Tulips have always been my favourite Spring flower , both for their beauty and the history that surrounds them. I find it absolutely fascinating that they can be dated back as far as the Ottoman Empire.
We are fortunate to have a tulip farm only a couple of hours drive away and as it had been five years since our last visit my sister Lyn and I decided it was high time for a return visit.
The tulip farm is at Table Cape near Wynyard in our states far north west region overlooking Bass Strait, (this separates Tasmania from mainland Australia,) and has been in the same family for many generations. For one glorious month from late September to October it is open to the public and has become quite a tourist attraction.
I have always loved the parrot tulips and have a few in my garden but I this green and white one with its unusual markings really caught my eye.
Of course you can never go past the pink ones and this double pink that reminds me of a peony was a winner, as was the striped number below.
A colourful display of red and yellow tulips and bikes with a nod to their Dutch heritage. Looking at this I am returned to my first and only visit to the Netherlands in Spring and a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens with their magnificent tulip displays. I might add this was way back in 1975 so maybe its time for a return visit.
My choice of outfit for the day was rather unusual for me based on practicality , lots of walking , a cool day with rain predicted and possible high winds. My wide leg black pants that have been in high rotation this year , paired with a black knit and a short sleeve Paula Ryan shirt served the purpose brilliantly.
I added my red leather gloves, bought in Bilboa , Spain last year, a vintage red velvet cap , red earrings and a Charles Jourdan silk scarf in black , white and a mixed colour shoe print. I bought the scarf at a local boutique (no now longer) where I worked at the time, happy memories every time I wear this one.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday .