Every month of May there is a place in Iowa that turns into a tulip town. And even though there’s still a scare of the pandemic, we went to visit the place. Of course we practiced precautionary measures and social distancing while we were out.
As their landmark says, it is “Tulip Time.” There is supposed to be a parade also during this festival that showcase the town’s Dutch heritage, however due to COVID-19, it was cancelled for this year. But we can still admire the tulips.
Also popular in this town is the famed Dutch bakery where the baked goods are as colorful as the tulips. The most sought after item though is the Dutch Letter, an S-shaped pastry that taste so delicious. S stands for Sinterklass, the Dutch Santa Claus.
Here are some more photos that does not necessarily feature tulips, nonetheless, they caught my fancy.
From Pella, Iowa,
(*photos taken with an iPhone)
They are indeed. Thank you.
Beautiful tulips but sadly no visitors to admire
There’s only a handful of visitors, I think many of them are locals. Though there was still a line in that famed bakery, and people are keeping their 6 feet distance while in line.
Indeed they are!
SO pretty!! Curious lang. Will it be illegal if someone picked one tulip? Hehehe
I’m sure picking flowers is frowned upon. Though I did not see an official sign saying it is illegal. So if nobody’s watching, who knows? Just don’t get caught. 🙂