Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Fri-Yay/Good News

Our Good News today comes from the Good News Network. Here is the story

Tourists Come to See Tulips in Holland Once Again, Grabbing Incredible Photos of Spring – LOOK

Tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands by Matt Cooper – SWNS

Photographs in the last few weeks show the stunning kaleidoscope of colors bursting into bloom in Holland’s tulip fields.

Beginning in late March, millions of blooms have been delighting visitors in the Netherland with their patchwork of color.

British photographer Matt Cooper was one of those visitors. The 48-year-old from London traveled over the Easter weekend and shared his images and drone footage.

The images show Holland’s famous flower field landscapes, which have become a rich blanket of tulips with row upon of row of vivid block colors.

Tulip fields by Matt Cooper – SWNS

“I went there especially to shoot the tulips,” he said. “This is the best time to shoot them, as they flower in April and May every year.”

Cooper’s 4-day trip took him all over the country capturing the iconic fields by drone—especially the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, one of the world’s largest flower gardens.

Noordoostpolder, Netherlands, by Matt Cooper – SWNS

The Garden holds an annual festival—but 2022 is the first time the festival has been open to the public since the pandemic. It runs through 15 May.

Cooper said the Dutch people take their tulips very seriously, and across the small country, “there are hundreds of millions of tulips’.

By Matt Cooper – SWNS

“The weather was beautiful too.”

SEE the scenes of the resurgent Keukenhof Tulip Gardens…

The good news is that beauty is around us even in the toughest times. Today’s JohnKu talks about not missing the beauty around you. I hope you have a super weekend.

Look by John W. Howell © 2022

It is all around,

All you have to do is look . . .

Nature has a show.

94 comments

  1. Dear John,
    we know this. We have lived a couple of years not far from these tulip fields. Even if we saw them every year, we were always amazed at this variety of colours.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. You are very fortunate to be able to witness such beauty. 😁 Wishing the Fab Four a peaceful weekend.

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    1. That would be an understatement. 😁 Thanks, Annette.

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  2. So beautiful! I love your wise words too. Nature sure does have a show if only we have the eyes to see. Thanks for sharing this loveliness, John. Have a wonderful weekend 💕🙂

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    1. Have a happy anniversary weekend, Harmony. 😁

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  3. Omg this is such a unique of tulip fields, what a large cultivation, great capture 👌👌👌

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    1. It is a wonder for sure. 😁

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, John. And your words are spot on…nature never fails us, we must but open our eyes….

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. 😊

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  5. Stunning! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I thought the same. 😊

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  6. I’ve always liked tulips, so sturdy with bright cheerful colors, but these fields are incredible!!

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    1. They certainly are incredible, GP. 😁

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  7. These are beautiful, John. And you’re right. Nature puts on quite a show. Better than anything man made.

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    1. I agree, Joan. Thanks for the comment. 😁

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  8. Those images are amazing.

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    1. I thought the same, Craig. Amazing stuff for sure. Thanks. 😊

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  9. WOW! What a sight!! And you’re so right about our need/imperative to seek out and appreciate the beauty in our world.

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    1. It seems there is no effort having to confront ugly. Sadly beauty takes effort but maybe that is what makes it so special. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. You could be right.

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. I walk in a dry, desert-like area and these last few days, weeds are blossoming and they are magnificent. Nature can awaken our souls if we but take a moment. Thank you for this lovely reflection, John. 😊

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    1. We have to stay on top of it though, Gwen. Ugly has a habit of screaming for attention. Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  11. There is something about a field in bloom. You have earned your three fingers today. Sip well and relaxed. Happy weekend.

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    1. I’m going to show your note to The Producer when she asks me why I’m sitting with my feet up sipping on three fingers.

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      1. Trouble would be my middle name. And I cannot wait to hear the girls retelling of this story…

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      2. John T. Hric has a nice ring to it.

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  12. What beautiful images! It really must be amazing to see them all in person. Thanks for sharing this, John.

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    1. It would have to be breathtaking. Thanks, Deborah.

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  13. What gorgeous colors! Thanks, John. The arrangement of the blocks reminds me of a Mondrian!

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    1. The fact that Piet is Dutch adds more to your comment. Thanks, Noelle

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  14. Absolutely stunning – how could this not put a smile on your face? Have a great weekend, John!

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    1. I hope you have a super weekend as well Teri.

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  15. Awesome photos. Can barely tell they’re fliers in some.

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  16. Impressive magnitude of plantings with some magnificent colors. As you say, it’s a good thing to acknowledge the beauty still existing in this world.

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    1. Have to keep looking for it, Tim. The ugly seems to be front and center these days.

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  17. I grew up near Pella, Iowa — a Dutch town that also has tulips galore and an annual festival. But despite planting hundreds of thousands of bulbs, they certainly never approach anything like this. On the other hand, here in Texas, nature often does the planting for us!

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    1. Love the Texas wildflowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful post, Linda

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  18. That is absolutely beautiful. Aerial views deliver beauty in a special way. Let’s face it, we are normally at ground level. Thumbs up to your JohnKu – and cheers to those you take the time to look.

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    1. Looking is a must, Frank. Thanks.

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  19. Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of visiting Holland . I longed to see the tulips and wear wooden shoes! Thanks for the lovely images honoring the beauty that surrounds us.

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    1. It is beauty for sure. Thanks, Cheryl.

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  20. Lovely haiku, John, and what great pictures! It’s nice to see the show opening again to the public, and what a beautiful sign of spring to celebrate. See this makes me want to order some tulip bulbs. 🙂 Thanks for the smiles.

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    1. I love tulips and wish we could grow them.

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      1. Oh, that’s too bad, John. They would probably need extra care and attention. They don’t last long either.

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      2. It doesn’t get cold enough here for the bulbs in the winter.

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      3. Oh. That explains it. I was thinking it was too hot in the summer, but that didn’t really make sense.

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      4. Some have advised putting them in the fridge for the winter and then plant in the spring. Too much work and besides someone may mistakenly put them in a salad.

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      5. Ha ha. Or in a saute. Lol. And I agree – too much work. 🙂

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  21. Wow!

    The bunnies are eating ours as soon as they open. It’s good to see these.

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    1. Tulips are treats for bunnies.

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  22. Your words do justice to the incredible scenery!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. 😊

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  23. Beautiful pictures. Being from Michigan do you remember the annual tulip festival in Holland MI?

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    1. I do remember the Holland Tulip festival. It was a special treat.

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  24. Oh, wow — these are breath-taking! What a feast for the senses to enjoy them in person! Thank you, John.

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  25. Oh, my! So many tulips. What beautiful photos, and your JohnKu is a lovely match for all that beauty. Nature certainly does know how to put on a show!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.I’m so glad you liked the post. Happy Weekend.

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    1. Thank you for sharing the post, Michael

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  26. Thanks for sharing these wonderful impressive photos, John! Isn’t it great having a country with a special love for flowers? Enjoy a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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    1. 😁 You as well, Michael.

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  27. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I had no idea this existed. Now that’s some TLC. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thanks, Pete.

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  28. Those tulip fields are amazing!

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  29. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I agreed beauty is there if you look for it.

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    1. So true.Thanks, Denise.

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  30. I was awestruck when we visited the Keukenhof Gardens, so I had to include them in my Amanda in Holland book. Washington State has some amazing tulip fields as well. I’ve been to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a couple of times and was so impressed. Tulips are my favourite flower.

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    1. They could be mine as well. I do love hibiscus though

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  31. Ahh, beauteous!
    A healthy JohnKu! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Resa

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  32. Stunning flowers! I absolutely love your JohnKu.

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  33. Beautiful haiku, John, and those photos are stunning. Have a good Sunday! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Have a super Sunday as well.

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  34. It’s a remarkable undertaking and the results? Magical.

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Marc.

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  35. Wow!! That’s all I can say. Those photos are breathtaking. Thanks, John!

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    1. They are. Thanks, Jan

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  36. Wow! What a fabulous display of tulips! Thanks for sharing John. 🙂

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  37. So beautiful! Thanks, John. 🙂

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  38. So beautiful! You have reminded me that we have a field not far from here where they have pick your own tulips. I really must go back and snap them again!

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    1. Wow. That would be my cup of tea. I love tulips

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      1. I will make sure I take a walk very soon, capture them and share them with you! 🙂

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      2. I would love that.

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      3. Consider it done!

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