Can I be honest? Typically, I am quite bored with flower photos. It’s a beautiful willing subject that there are 300 billion photos of. Plus, I am no landscape photographer… But I just couldn’t help myself in this instance! I have been wanting to go to the Thanksgiving Point tulip festival for around 3 years. I hear all the ads that there are over half a million tulips! The day (more like afternoon) came where we were finally able to go! Claire has been obsessed with flowers lately. When we go on walks in the neighborhood, she calls them “flower adventures” where she goes around picking as many dandelions as she can. So you can imagine her delight strolling along the vast gardens among millions and millions of flowers. It took everything she had not to pick any. She did good, she resisted the temptation! And Simon is just happy to be in the fresh air pushed in the stroller. It was so beautiful, like a vast secret dreamlike garden. It’s too bad tulips only last a few weeks out of the year.
The gardens are so vast, that sometimes it can be challenging for the elderly to make the trek. To accomodate them, they have golf carts that are available to rent. Little Claire loved stopping for a chat with the sweet grandparents.
But then she was naughty and wanted to play in the water. The icing on the cake, is all the trees were in full blossom. It really was like a dream! As a photogapher it seemed like every nook and cranny of the place I would think “I can shoot here, I could shoot here, I would position a couple here”. It was almost torturous not having a bride and groom with me to photograph. Maybe next year…
Don’t judge the huge Diet Coke in the stroller, it’s mama’s keep me sane medicine… plus me and Brant shared.
So glad the long winter is over! And sunny days are here to stay!