My mom came up for an Easter visit, and of course I had to take her to see the tulip display at the Crystal Hermatige Gardens in North San Juan:
There are 13,000 Dutch tulips in this garden, artfully arranged to make the eyes happy and the heart sing.
We brought Kirsten from Arabesque Aromas with us, because her middle name is Tulip... and because she smells really good.
I literally get chills looking at this part of the garden. This year, the white Dogwood and purple irises were in bloom at the same time as the tulips, which usually does not happen, and the effect was like a painting come to life. Kirsten helped to complete the look:
Here we are, feeling the Italian vibes of the gardens, and pretending we are in one of our favorite feel-good movies, Enchanted April:
Me and mom!
If you are in this area in the Spring, I really recommend that you go out to the Crystal Hermatige... these photos turned out well, but it's nothing like seeing the flowers in person!