Saturday was all about tulips and flowers. It was the Dutch weekend flavor of the Tesselaar Tulip festivals. The journey to the farm took about an hour via a few places that I could recall (Lilydale, Mitcham, and so on) until the actual location nearby Silvan reservoir.
Beautiful landscape. Basically, the big bulk of the farm are the three main strips of multiple tulips queueing. Here is already second strip.
We were quick to move to the second strip. Perhaps the area around the end of the first strip was too wet. It had rained intermittently and our foot gears were covered with mud!
We were in Netherland for a while. Can you tell? Ha-ha.
Ibu enjoying white tulips.
As my wife puts it – a bee (beetle) among flowers.
This is a mix-breed of yellow and red. Biologically cultivated?
These were the four ladies I was with at the farm.
I love this shot. Pristinely still and sharp.
Still enjoying the second strip.
Wife in happy mode but feeling chomot (dirty) due to the umbrella stain.
My mother in law and I with the background of red-yellow & purple tulips.
And I had the chance to rediscover some of the basic know-how in photography. I know… I know.. am still a beginner.
Close shot. And very close shot.
We were in Holland for a while there. Can you tell? Ha-ha..
There was a chopper ride for AUD$35 to see the whole farm. I passed that one. Too much of chopper ride already.
Housemates – wahyu and my wife. Actually Wahyu was my classmate in primary school for 6 years. The world is small. So don’t be dissing other people.
At the third and final strip.
Again, the four ladies in action.
Pink and white stripes.
The animusic that I’ve seen from CB’s DVD came out to be true here – the whole band was mechanical behind this one-sided trailer.
A different kind of tulip altogether.
I’m not sure. This is either Ausmary or Compte de Chamboard. Somebody correct me on this.
We were in Netherland somewhere… can’t u tell? OK, this picture gave it away. We were in Victoria. lol.
There were Australians dancing as dutch men and women with clogs. Dutch folk dancing team.
Amyra and Ibu posed with the dancers. The dancing had stopped earlier than plan due to rain.
Can’t you tell we went to netherland? Again… ha-ha.
Hm, I need to find a way to plant this at our future home.
This must be carnation.
Welcome to the tulip festival!
I didn’t know Smart car could lean on a tree.
Driving back. The visit was a lot of fun.