Working for Cary LaCouture means I have seen A LOT of tulips. I mean a lot. If you don't know just what I mean, you definitely need to check out his work. At first I'm not sure I appreciated them, I mean they were nice but they were just tulips; after a while they began to grow on me. I guess I didn't see how someone could find so much beauty in the same flowers over and over ... and over again.
Well a lot has changed since I met Cary.
Yesterday I stood in a field of thousands and thousands of tulips. I jumped on a train to The Netherlands and I am now lucky enough to say I have seen the famous Keukenhof gardens of Holland.
I was a total Cary LaCouture yesterday. I crawled in the dirt for the perfect angle. I took at least 400 shots of red tulips alone. I spent an entire day just photographing these tulips ... more tulips and tulips and tulips. And it was a fantastic day.
There is something about standing in a sea of flowers. Literally a sea. Everywhere you look these beautiful flowers perfectly in bloom or imperfectly just as beautiful. People work the whole year round for this month. Just this little bit of beauty ... but it is enough to refresh someone's whole life - someone like me.
You always see these corny quotes on pinterest but it isn't until you are crouched in tens of thousands of tulips that they sink in. Just a drop of water on a flower can make you realize something you've been looking for for years, and I think that is the real beauty.
"Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself." - Edmund Lee