It's Spring which means the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan! Growing up in this area, Tulip Time was an exciting tradition because we got to have a half day of school, so we could either be in or go watch the parade. Winter is over, the weather warms up, and flowers bloom.
Every year I marvel at the gorgeous colors that light up almost every corner of our downtown and surrounding streets. It brings me life, joy and actual healing from a Winter void of nature's most intense colors. The diversity of color is so important to my mental health that I sometimes think we should move to a place that doesn't get so much snow. But then, Tulip Time comes, and I am smitten and filled with hope. Here's just a snippet of the color that inspires my artist heart..