Holland in Haymarket

on Easter Day…

we enjoyed some glorious spring blooms at a farm not too far from us  (I have taken you there before to see the sunflowers)…

it was fun pretending we were in Holland instead of Virginia for awhile…

enjoying the riot of colors with our Traveling Tea Cup in tow with more than a million tulips and daffodils…

I have always been drawn to wooden shoes and Burnside Farms had a very fine array from teeny tiny to small boat size… 

I think I am part tulip because the almost 90 degree day (32.2 Celsius) felt way too warm for me… 

turns out the heat is not ideal for spring blooms like tulips either…

we brought home some of my favorite Muscari bulbs to plant in our garden and a jar of raw local honey to help balance the effects of the heavy pollen that is everywhere…

the price for so many blooms popping just now (happily on Monday we got some much needed rain)…

I am joining everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover to wish you a Happy T Day

I’ll be taking a blog break and will see you again in May…

36 responses to “Holland in Haymarket

  1. You certainly could have fooled me. My, Jim has big feet!

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  2. kathyinozarks

    What a fabulous place-thanks for taking us with- I would have really enjoyed seeing all those lovely blooms-what a beautiful place-thanks
    Happy T Day
    Kathy

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  3. What a beautiful spot! It would be hard to tear myself away from it. I love each and every photo!

    Have a fabulous blog break. I’ll look forward to your return and all the loveliness you will again share!

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  4. Holland is the place to see flowers for sure. I went to the Floriade there and it was stunning
    Happy T a Day and enjoy your blog break

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. I’m going to miss you and the traveling tea cup as you take your blog break. I hope you take pictures wherever you land.

    This farm is amazing, and I was surprised by all the different styles of wooden shoes. I always thought they all had pointed toes, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I really enjoyed the blooms and beauty of the entire experience. So glad you shared this trip with us, as well as taking your traveling tea cup for T this Tuesday.

    Please enjoy your time away.

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  6. It really looks lovely, so many wonderful flowers, and all with a Dutch touch. I love visiting Holland in spring to see the flower fields. Glad you and your tea cup enjoyed the day out, liebe Patty. Happy T day and have a good week. hugs, Valerie

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  7. Colorful post, love it! oxo

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  8. Wonderful place there! Happy blogbrake! oxo Susi

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  9. I love your easter eggs, there decorated beautifully. I hope you have a nice blog break!

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  10. Lovely photos and beautiful fields of flowers. Tulips are always a pretty sight to see especially when they are growing in such a abundance.
    A delightful collection of decorated clogs as well.
    Have a good break.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. You have the most wonderful garden farms down there. Wow. I think it would be in heaven seeing all those tulips. Gorgeous. You always have a way with your photos too. But I’m with you. We hit 81 the other day and it was just too hot, especially for April. Happy T day Hugs-Erika

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  12. I have to say your blue Easter eggs are a delight, I love the flora and fauna you used to create the patterns and of course blue is perfect colour 🙂 . Holland at Haymarket is so special, how lovely to see the lines of daffodils and tulips in the fields, I can see why it felt you were in Holland! I love all the fun photos too especially of Mr. M as a bunny and you peeking round the windmill, you always know how to enjoy yourselves 🙂 . Your travelling teacup sure is getting out and about and seems to like the clogs too, I love it perched on the big yellow clog and in the basket amongst the tulips. Thanks for your colourful and cheery post this T Day and I hope your bunny rabbit doesn’t eat all those carrots … lol! Wishing you a Happy T Day! Have fun! J 🙂

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  13. What gorgeous Easter eggs you created with plant materials! The Easter bunny must have enjoyed hiding such beauties. Your day at the tulip farm was so colorful and filled with such quirky delights. I hope you are doing something fun and relaxing during your break. You will be missed!

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  14. gorgeous photos! To see so many beautiful blooms…and it sure does look like Holland. Love the Easter eggs and your bunny vignette at the window sill:) Enjoy your time away from the PC. I’ll be thinking of you;) Happy T day!

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  15. What a colourful and joyful post Patty… your decorated eggs are wonderful… and those Tulips amazing – what a sight that must have been to see in real life.
    Hope you enjoy your blog break.. Gill xx

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  16. How lovely and fun. We have a Tulip Festival here in Holland Mi. each year.Love all the pictures. xoxoxo

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  17. I’ll be missing you Patty and all your pretty pictures… I hope you have a nice bloggy break… Only posting once a week i’m not feeling the need for one yet but i usually do once in a while… What gorgeous pictures… My daughter and i went to Holland a long time ago… on a double decker bus…and we sat right up front.. it was glorious.. Fields and fields of the most gorgeous colors…and then you could see where they cut off all the blooms and the blooms were just these huge piles of color… ofcourse they weren’t interested in the blooms… just the bulbs… interesting i thought… happy T day!! Hugs! deb Pssst…. hurry back

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  18. Oh Patty!!
    What gorgeous blooms!! I would love to walk, or tiptoe through those flowers as you did! This post absolutely brought sunshine and happiness to my world this morning! Thank you dear friend!
    Well, I guess, May it is,since you need a break- I do hope all is well though-
    I love reading your posts and seeing your art, so I will wait patiently(or not)heehee
    sending much love,Jackie

    ps..please tell Mr. Magpie he is the cutest bunny! lol

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  19. dehonsandygmailcom

    “Where ever I go, my tea cup goes!” Beautiful pictures Patty. My gosh – it has not been that hot here in Northern Florida. We will miss you!
    Sandy xx

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  20. Beautiful spring images – the painted eggs look so lovely… !

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  21. Gorgeous images! Have a wonderful break, I look forward to what you have in store for May.

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  22. What a colourful post and so many beautiful photos those Muscari are beautiful xx

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  23. very much like Holland!! wonderful photos, i´m in awe!
    we have snow here back again, so at least your Pictures brighten my day!
    have a nice time,
    johanna

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  24. Your photos are great. Love the clogs, tulips and the view from your window, Your botanical eggs are beautiful, so different. Happy T day, and a relaxing blogging break.

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  25. Wonderful blue eggs with the signs of the plants on it. Gorgeous Photos of tulips, wooden shoes and travelling tea cup. As ever a joy to watch your nice photos. This morning I was in our dutch neighbour town and bought fresh asparagus for our Dinner, the asparagus tasted very yummy. There was also a seller of hobby accessories on the market and I found a nice punch and a wonderful stencil which I bought. But your dutch farm area is also really nice.
    Big Hugs
    Sabine 😘 📆🗼

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  26. Eileen the Artful Crafter

    Gorgeous photo collages once again! The tulips are brilliant – even though they may be suffering from the heat. The traveling teacup is starting to remind of Alfred Hitchcock movies or maybe it’s like the “find the hidden” … whatever … in the picture puzzles. You get me every time 😉

    Happy T-Day, Patty! Hugs, Eileen

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  27. Oh Patty What wonderful photos! Enjoy your blog break! Hugs, Chrisx

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  28. love those clogs and beautiful flowers

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  29. How amazing to see all the tulips. I see the travelling teacup is travelling in its own cosy basket. I like your muscari bulbs, the pale blue one is unusual, I must have a look out for it (we have the darker blue which is also good and steady every year). What a lovely view the rabbits have in the end photo, it’s so peaceful.

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  30. Beautiful flowers! No wonder it seems like you were in Holland. I suppose you have seen the bulb fields In Holland for real, widely travelled as you are.
    I grew up in Holland and have fond memories of course.
    Belated happy t-day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  31. It’s really nice to see a bit of Holland in other parts of the world! Can you imagine that there are many Dutch people (especially the young ones in cities) that dislike the fact that the identity of The Netherlands is always tulips, Delfts Blue, mills and wooden clogs? Haha, I think we should really cherrish it. I’m happy to know that there are young men in parts of The Netherlands that still walk on wooden clogs… 🙂 Beautiful pictures and I envy your garden!

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  32. So many beautiful photos of tulips and daffodils! Those clogs are amazing! And I love your easter eggs with the fine patterns!
    Wish you a happy weekend!
    Rike x

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  33. I wanted you to know I got home very late tonight and, after checking my mailbox, your card arrived. I have not opened it, yet, but have photographed the envie. Thanks in advance, because you really DID NOT need to do this, but I am most grateful. I’m certainly going to miss you the rest of this month, dear.

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  34. Ohhh, everything is sooo beautiful!!!

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  35. Absolutely beautiful!

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  36. wow holland right outside your door….how kooool is that! Pretty fotos too.
    hope all is well…………….

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