Longing for spring
December 19, 2011 18 Comments
I know this sounds crazy but I’m already longing for spring. Winter is only to officially start tomorrow but I’m already looking forward to the next season.
I hate the short daylights of winter and the dull grey weather. Winter is only fun when there is snow or ice as that is how I associate the season with.
When friends ask when is the best time to visit, I always tell them to come in spring. Mid-April and onwards are best for by then, the country is exploding in colors. Holland is flat with no mountains to somehow make the landscape interesting. For this shortfall though, the Dutch make up for that by transforming the country into a veritable patchwork of floral beauty.
I’ve been in this country for over a decade already yet every spring is still special, like I’m seeing and experiencing it for the very first time.
We still make our annual pilgrimage to Keukenhof but we also make our annual foray into the flowerfields around the Noordoost Polder. The latter is fun because we just drive around some hundreds of kilometers of flower fields in full bloom. Cheap date for hubby and me because there are no entrance fees to be paid, just pure pleasure of being surrounded by such an spectacular beauty.