To celebrate tulip season, and, perhaps, to lament that my small plot of tulips isn't nearly this impressive, I thought I'd share photos from our trip to Holland during tulip season in 2007. Now, I'm not a flower person, but the Keukenhof Gardens really opened my eyes to such spectacular beauty. The garden staggers the types of bulbs to ensure that something is blooming voraciously for all of the 6-8 weeks they are open. We hit it perfectly the year we went; the week we were there was just about the peak of the season. This is also where I fell in love with the color orange. I have never seen such extraordinary orange as I did in the tulips there.