Holy Tulips

If you haven’t ever been to a tulip festival – put it on your bucket list!! A dear friend took me to my first one at Thanksgiving Point a few years ago. At the time, I was recovering from a brain injury and was quite frustrated and depressed. While walking extra slow and seeing such amazing colors and beauty, I learned that I had much to enjoy and be thankful for, even with the physical & mental disabilities I was facing.

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The world we live in is full of beauty, life and opportunities, I just needed to open my eyes and heart to see them. The tulip festival has become one of my favorite events of the year. As always, this year it was absolutely stunning!

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The gardens at Thanksgiving Point provide unique scenery and a feeling of peace blankets the air. In my mind, the Garden of Eden must have had a similar look and feel. I must say however, I always attend the gardens during the week when it is not so crowded. I assume there is quite a different feeling on a Saturday with 10,000 visitors.

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The contrast of greenery and mountain scenery compliment the bright colors from the tulips and I LOVE the fun surprises from the festival. This year it was a boat of colorful balls, umbrellas and life sized, glass tulips.

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What would a garden be without a water feature? Or two? Or several large water falls?

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The few photos I’ve included in this post are just a touch of what the festival has to offer. There is so much more; a baby owl, a secret garden and a smelling garden, to name a few. You will just have to visit Thanksgiving Point and see for yourself!

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