I took this shot at the Annual Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa. It is an annual event every spring (usually in May) that the whole city participates in. It seemed appropriate for Easter. Pella is just wonderful at this time of year. The houses in Pella have tulips planted in the park ways.
The bulbs are from the previous years bulbs that were planted in the plaza. It is just beautiful to see the pacthwork of the gardens of differnt tulip bulbs. The whole Plaza in the Center of town is covered with gardens like this one. Each done with a differnt variety of tulips.
The bulbs are all flown in from Holland each year. The town touts; "Experience A Touch of Holland" - "Experience Historic Pella, Iowa". Whatever your idea of a vacation is, you'll Experience it in Pella. You can immerse yourself in the old-world charm of the Netherlands as you stroll along our brick streets visiting their storybook storefronts, the Molengracht canal, and our authentic 1850's working windmill. And this is just the beginning of your Experience!
They have a working glokenspeel that people stand and watch every hour as it does its show. There are lots of Danish Bakeries in the city with their delicious pasteries. Truly a nice experience.