I wrote this toward the end of May and never posted it, so here it is.
As some of you may know, my word for the year is Joy. I want to be intentional about choosing joy and creating beautiful memories. As winter faded into spring and Mother’s Day was ahead I remembered a Mother’s Day/Birthday trip that my mom and I took to Ottawa a few years ago to see the Canadian Tulip Festival. I wanted to take my mom to see tulips again, so I researched tulip fields and discovered that each spring, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has tulips. So I scheduled a date with my mom (and my niece!) to go see the tulips.
I will admit: I was anticipating fields of tulips. Instead, we found pockets of tulips around the visitor’s center of the arboretum. They were absolutely beautiful and my mom said she saw some varieties she wasn’t familiar with. There were some other flowers mixed in. My faves were the daffodils. And we saw the most beautiful tree, but I was so busy taking photos of it that I completely missed the sign and what it actually is. Here are some photos from our visit.
When we found Lamb’s Ears I had to take a photo. They were featured in That Winter, the Wind Blows.
My niece tagged along and it was a beautiful outing. If you’re in the Twin Cities, it’s definitely a worthwhile springtime outing. And if not, keep an eye out for places around you to see tulips. Next up: sunflowers!
What adventures have you gone on around your home state?