A family member who lives in Rhode Island mentioned this place to us back in April, and we knew we HAD to go! So we made a big family trip out of it -- grandparents, cousins...all 11 of us descended on the Tulips! I've been to the Netherlands a few times, but never when the tulips were in bloom. It's something I've always wanted to see en masse.
We didn't realize the tulips would be a bit "past", but they were still beautiful and exceptionally vibrant. Thankfully it was an overcast day with bits of rain here and there -- my favorite shooting conditions for flowers. You can see their incredible colors and glossy shine. Glorious! I had a ton of fun with my 90mm macro lens, and we got some great family photos for ourselves.
This was Wicked Tulips' first year and personally I say, "wow, great job!" Hopefully next year we can see them at their peak!