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turbans

Amsterdam’s blooming with tulips everywhere now! Here’s a picture I took in a busy crossing on my way home from work

turbans

Quote from Wikipedia: The word tulip, which earlier appeared in English in forms such as tulipa or tulipant, entered the language by way of French: tulipe and its obsolete form tulipan or by way of Modern Latin tulīpa, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend (“muslin” or “gauze”), and is ultimately derived from the Persian: دلبند‎ delband (“Turban”), this name being applied because of a perceived resemblance of the shape of a tulip flower to that of a turban.

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40 responses

  1. I quite fancy tulips and your photo reminds me of why that is true.

    May 5, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    • Thanks Charlie, for visiting and taking the time to comment! I love tulips, and spring in Amsterdam is the best 🙂 Tulips everywhere!

      May 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM

  2. ; ) lovely association!

    May 5, 2013 at 7:02 PM

  3. Beautiful flowers.

    May 5, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    • I think so too! 🙂 It makes me happy to see them everywhere

      May 5, 2013 at 7:40 PM

  4. Lovely. Very colourful.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM

  5. Calee, these are fabulous! I especially like the “lemon meringue” ones.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    May 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    • Thanks sweet Wendy! I love that they’re named after turbans, thanks for telling me about that!! And I like the ones you call “lemon merenue” best too 🙂

      May 5, 2013 at 8:59 PM

  6. Reblogged this on Dutch Ancestry Association.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM

  7. the photo is amazing ..I like it

    May 5, 2013 at 9:35 PM

  8. Thank you for sharing. I could stand there and look at tulips for hours.

    May 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    • Thanks Melanee! With the tulips there, I don’t mind standing there and wait for the tram 😉

      May 7, 2013 at 4:17 PM

  9. Someday I will see the famous Netherlands tulips in person….

    May 5, 2013 at 10:35 PM

  10. These are beautiful and beautifully captured.

    May 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

  11. Calee, this is gorgeous!

    May 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

  12. Initially, I was convinced that I would enjoy publishing a photo-journal via a nature blog, but wasn’t sure if I would spend time reading the nature blogs of others. I’m now hooked and fascinated by the work of nature lovers from around the world. Their subject matter, perspective and strategies for capturing good photographs are educational as well as entertaining. Your photography illustrates this very well.

    May 6, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    • That is such a nice thing to say, thank you so much!! 😀 I love to follow nature blogs from all over the world, especially when I get to see species we don’t have over here. Since I started blogging (less than a year ago), I’ve seen more “new” animals and plants than in any nature documentary before.

      May 7, 2013 at 4:26 PM

  13. Wow! I love these tulips! Think maybe I should move to Amsterdam!

    May 6, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    • At least come and visit!! This time of the year is the best time 🙂

      May 7, 2013 at 4:26 PM

  14. OHHH one of my favorite flowers! The picture was beautiful!

    May 6, 2013 at 10:09 AM

  15. How lucky are you to get to see such a gorgeous scene on a routine day?!! 🙂

    May 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    • I do feel lucky! It’s a luxury to be surrounded by so many beautiful flowers 🙂

      May 7, 2013 at 4:29 PM

  16. Oh how wonderful! Tulips are my absolute favorite flower. I must come to Amsterdam in tulip season!

    May 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    • Yes, you must, Janet!! I’ll guide you to the best places 🙂

      May 7, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      • That would be a real treat! I’ll have to start putting more away in my travel savings account.

        May 7, 2013 at 6:21 PM

        • Maybe next spring! End of April/Beginning of May is a very nice time here. 🙂

          May 7, 2013 at 6:49 PM

  17. It gives so much energy to see these tulips. Wonderful.

    May 6, 2013 at 11:30 PM

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  19. We absolutely love this picture! Thank you for sharing!

    May 9, 2013 at 7:05 PM

  20. this reminds me sooooo much of my grandfathers farm in appelscha…thank you for sharing…love it!!!!!

    May 11, 2013 at 7:29 PM

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