we stopped in Pella, IA to check out their tulips.
They have had an annual Tulip Festival for 75 years
and NEXT weekend is the 2010 Festival.
Because of early warm temps this spring, everything has blossomed early this year, so we got to see the beautiful tulips... without all the crowds, activities and vendors! It was perfect! The majority of the tulip beds were just past peak blooming, and many were already totally spent/gone.
(Shhh... I didn't get a signed 'model release' so don't call the copyright police on me!)