Spring blooms

Apologies for posting so many spring pictures but I’m just so happy that spring is finally here. I love this season of the year because it just feels like being reborn into a new life that is full of new promises and possibilities. There is beauty all around us too…from blossoming trees to those spring flowers blooming in profusion.

There are so many things to look forward to like those weekend outings to the park, castles or palaces we have around. Warm weather means having barbeques in the garden or picnics in the park or forest nearby. Then there are camping trips that we intend doing more as well this year…

About Malou
I'm a mom to a five-year old little girl with interest in cooking, baking, traveling and photography. Castles and palaces are special favorites so when weather permits for a good walk on weekends, me, hubby and little girl are always out for a bit of adventure.

181 Responses to Spring blooms

  1. Stéphane says:

    Your pictures are beautiful! It’s my favorite season as well. Happy Spring dear Malou!

  2. viveka says:

    Your spring is so welcome !!!!! And so are your photo’s !!! More and more convict that “The tulips from Amsterdam” has to happen soon for my friend and me.

  3. Never apologise for welcoming spring! The photographs are beautiful. Anyone who gets bored of them is bored of life ;-)

    • Malou says:

      Ha, ha, ha! I’ve got other pictures too but since I am just so excited about this new season, I need to post the spring pictures first. ;-)

  4. Vee Jones says:

    We are heading into Autumn here in South Africa. Seeing all those beautiful tulips makes me miss summer already.

  5. Beth says:

    Is your spring showing up at the usual time. We have flowers now that usually happen in the beginning of April…running about 3 weeks ahead because of the mild winter here in West VIrginia

    • Malou says:

      It is kind of chilly here still, Beth. It was very mild winter at the start of the season then we had two very cold weeks in early February and now it is still pretty cold. Yesterday my husband still have to de-ice the car windows. ;-)

  6. scrivenspost says:

    Dear Malou, no need to apologise for giving us spring through your photographs. We love them!

  7. aerea011 says:

    Very beautiful… I wish there’s a place like that in our city.

  8. Your images certainly brightened my day from the “get go”! Thanks!

  9. May Dayao says:

    Keep ‘em coming Malou! I feel the same way about spring! Love your photos!

  10. Rneats (MyLifeWhileShopping) says:

    You definitely brightened my day! Love, love flowers too! I can’t get enough. I always tell my husband, it we were millionaires, I’d have a fresh bouquet delivered to the house once a week! Can’t wait to see what’s coming next!

    • Malou says:

      Flowers can sure brightens a dreary day. I have tulips in the house too but they are of course only good for a week. To save on flowers, I prefer the orchids which stay very good for months. ;-)

  11. RDoug says:

    Nice. Very nice, indeed.

  12. Yours are some of the best close-up / flower photographs on the Net.

  13. ratiganknits says:

    No need to apologize, they’re beautiful. Keep them coming…

    I was going to pin a couple on my “Pinterest” boards but I just read a post about how if you don’t ask, technically you shouldn’t. Maybe you could address in a blog post whether or not that’s okay with you, it’s good for web traffic and will draw attention to your blog.

    Happy Spring.

  14. Cathy says:

    Lovely! My favourites this time are the magnolia tree blossom, the frilly pink tulip, and the rhododendron! :-)

    • Malou says:

      Thanks a lot, Cathy. I love the magnolias too. I’m thinking of buying some stems for inside the house. They are sold here at the plant shops for indoor decorating. ;-)

  15. Razel Rull-Navarro says:

    No apologies needed. Love the blooms! :)

  16. avian101 says:

    Thank you for the wonderful display of flowers! It’s color festival for me! :)

  17. Beautiful! One can’t help but smile and be a bit envious…..

  18. Such vibrant colors. Very welcome on this grey, rainy Dublin day!

  19. We’ve had a string of steady, heavy storms here in the SF Bay Area, so your spring blooms are a beautiful bright spot! The photo of the rhododendron is especially gorgeous. Back home we had one we liked to call the “weather bush” because we could look out the window and know that it was very cold since its leaves would be folded in a certain way. Happy, happy spring!

    • Malou says:

      I hope your heavy storms will be over soon. We can also hardly wait for spring to go full blast here. Temp is still chilly but the daffodils are out to remind us that spring is slowly inching its way. ;-)

  20. Love the flowers! They’re so pretty! Cheers to spring! Wish we had one here in the Philippines. :)

    • Malou says:

      Our country is just too warm for tulips. I tried to also grow the tulips there one time, even simulated the cold weather by first having the bulbs in the fridge. To make the story short, I failed. ;-)

  21. I didn’t want to click the “Like” button, I was searching for a “Love” button… heavenly photos today.. I have bowlfuls of tulips in my kitchen today!! I wish I lived where you do!!

    • Malou says:

      Glad to know that you find these pictures heavenly, Barbara. ;-)

      Come and visit at the height of springtime here and you can literally drown in a sea of tulips. ;-)

  22. You can never have too many photos of flowers and blossom in my opinion! Bluebells have just started to break through in our local woods – hooray for Spring! :D

  23. danieluco says:

    Beatiful pictures man! I always wanted to see the iconic Dutch tulip fields in bloom.

  24. likeitiz says:

    No apologiesnecessary. This was eye candy for my morning! Will be sureto have a smile on my face and a bounce on my gait because my head will be full of flowers!

  25. boscovstravel says:

    Thanks for brightening my day! Happy Spring!

  26. juliepruitt says:

    Gorgeous! You’ve inspired me to get outside and take some pictures too! :)

  27. Anne-Marie says:

    Good morning .. oh, such an array of stunningly beautiful flowers .. they are such a delightful sight to see, love the hyacinths intermingled with the little daisies .. and there was a sweet little dog walking along the edge of the flowers! Ruff .. arf… to you little doggie.

    The tulips are just showing their leaves here right now & the daffodils are beginning to flower.

    What an amazing variety of brightly coloured and delicately shaped flowers of the tulips .. thank you for sharing with us!!!

    • Malou says:

      Glad to know that you like these pictures, Anne-Marie. So far, only the daffodils are out here and we’ll see the tulips blooming only next month. I can’t wait for spring to speed ahead. ;-)

  28. Thank you for starting my day with these. They put me in such a good mood, a far cry from the concrete jungle out my window right now!

    • Malou says:

      Glad to know that these pictures put you in a good mood, Elizabeth. We all need a reminder of the spring that’s on its way. ;-)

  29. Thank you for sharing this beauty; if I was at this park they would have to drag me away kicking and screaming…I would never want to leave.


    • Malou says:

      I can imagine not wanting to leave this park. I feel that way each time and I just take comfort that there is the next spring again to look forward to. ;-)

  30. Kinenchen says:

    Makes me want to have a long stroll and a picnic!

  31. Wow, gorgeous. Cant wait for everything to bloom here.

  32. edebock says:

    No need to apologize for all the beautiful spring pictures! Spring hasn’t arrived here yet and even when it does, there won’t be the abundance of beautiful flowers that you are blessed with so I’m enjoying it through your eyes!

  33. Audrey says:

    These are lovely!! I’m glad you’re sharing the blooms and springtime with us. :) We’re in the middle of a Washington winter storm here so seeing all the flowers made me smile.

  34. All of the colors are so vibrant and amazing. It’s neat to think that the selection of colors is limitless!

  35. Louis says:

    A truly uplifting selection.

  36. So beautiful, I need some flowers here! I’ve got a few little buds popping out, and I am patiently waiting:-)

  37. halasaleh1 says:

    You take and post such beautiful, amazing pictures. I’m so glad you found me, and glad that I have now found you :)

  38. Alexi LaRose says:

    The flowers are beautiful :) thanks for sharing

  39. manchitra says:

    Amazing photography. Can’t take my eyes off..:)

  40. Purely.. Kay says:

    Wow.. these flowers just speak so much without saying anything. They are absolutely beautiful. I would love to have these in my house..but first I need to take my allergy medicine lol. Enjoy your weekend

  41. Please don’t apologise for these beautiful Spring flowers! We’ve had such a grey winter here in Cornwall that I rejoice every time I see daffodils and primroses. It’s too early for our tulips so it’sespecially lovely to see, on here, them and the magnolias which aren’t quite ready yet either.

  42. Nice to see that spring has sprung somewhere. Still cold rain and wind here. My primroses got covered in snow shortly after blooming, but they’re still hanging in there.

  43. Glad you posted so many pictures. You’re blooming much more there than we are. Beautiful!!

  44. Stunning photos – I think I’d be the tulip that dared to get out of formation!

  45. EllaDee says:

    Thank you for posting the photos. I do the same thing – get excited when spring arrives, go to the Gardens & take too many photos, year after year. As Spring is a while away yet for us, I loved looking at your photos. :)

  46. beingjulz says:

    Oh my goodness this was a great post!!! Thank you for sharing the color around you as it hasn’t quite arrived in my neck of the woods. I’m so glad you stopped by my blog otherwise I might have missed this. I look forward to seeing more.

  47. Tammy says:

    I just spent some time going through you images and they are just fabulous! It must be nice to live in a beautiful part of the country! :) You also have one very cute little girl!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, it is much appreciated! :)

  48. No apology necessary. The photos are gorgeous.

  49. hricjd says:


    Not too many pictures ! And they are all gorgeous. Glad you liked “It is 11 PM – do you know where your dandelions are ?”

    Happy Spring


  50. ddLynn says:

    These photos are gorgeous! I’m glad you shared them all!

  51. Pam says:

    Gorgeous! We love flowers and flower photography!

  52. So beautiful! I loved your photos in this post and the last two, such a gorgeous place it must have been hard to stop photographing it.

  53. Gorgeous Blooms! Inspiring :)

  54. Kelly says:

    Tulips and hyacinths are so beautiful and your gorgeous photography really highlights them. I loved the tulip markets in Amsterdam when I visited three years ago. These gardens are inspiring me to get planning for when spring arrives in Australia.

  55. I have tulip, daffodil, crocus, hyacinth, iris, asiatic lily and day lily bulbs to take with me. Should I use a chemical bulb saver solution? and at what temperature should I store them? what is the best way to keep them so I can put them in next spring at my new home or in pots for spring blooms? All advice is welcome, leaving my home is okay, but not my garden!

  56. Pictures are beautiful.

  57. cidnlars says:

    So beautiful!! We’ve been to Keukenhof, it’s amazing. Thanks for the reminder!!

  58. ElizOF says:

    No need to apologize. They are gorgeous and colorful! :-)

  59. amyturnertaylor says:


  60. Paige S. says:

    I bet those hyacinth smell amaaaazing!

  61. Lovely. These reminded me of the Tulips I have in my front garden. They are black with red interior, and they are my favorite.

  62. soumyav says:

    Beautiful! breathtaking pictures…nature at its best…

  63. Cee Neuner says:

    WOW! WOW and WOW!! Ohh what gorgeous photography and topic!

  64. Rhoda Kirwan says:

    Never apologies for sharing such wonderful photos. Rx

  65. All photos are pleasing to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!

  66. Dom says:

    It was by great chance I happened to pop into the beautifully decorated pages of your blog. I made the very right use of my minutes. What a great photography friend! has encouraged me a lot. Greetings from Adelaide.

  67. dapithapon says:

    wow! breathtaking pictures! this is so cool, Ms. Malou. thanks for posting this. :)

  68. tobyo60 says:

    wow!! fabulous pics!!!

  69. ***The LensMaster says:

    I was literally touching my screen as I browsed through your photos. Spring is beautiful to the soul. What I’d do to walk in the Park where you captured this flowers. Your post really made me smile and happy inside.

  70. marcmarrs says:

    Dear Dutch: I like your warm and inviting personality. if there was a single person to greet the world, you would fit right in. Take care, Marc Marrs

  71. Nicole says:

    Love the photos! I’m still a novice at gardening, so seeing pictures of so many plants and flowers is fascinating to me. Thank you for sharing your piece of the world with the rest of us.

  72. Your photographs are beautiful. I am obsessed with photographing flowers, myself, so I truly appreciate browsing through your collection. I’m inspired, thank you!

  73. Thank you -lovely photos! Lovely flowers. I can almost smell them!

  74. Absolutely breathtaking! If Holland was tropical, It’d be on my list of possible retirement havens. :)

  75. John says:

    Beautiful photos! I appreciate your clicking my Follow button :)

  76. Tracy says:

    Just gorgeous! What is the temperature there this time of year?

  77. So many pretty pics…love the closeups!

  78. Don’t apologize when Mother Nature brings such joy. Beautiful flowers, fabulous pics.
    Lovely, lovely, lovely!
    Colleen (aka Jilly)

  79. What stunning displays of tulips!!! I especially like the first one. Then yellow and creamy white colors remind me of light and airy baked goods and lemon curd, mmm. Trees here are still twiggy, but I can see they’re almost ready to bud, with their dark stems showing the barest glimmers of light greens and deep reds (crabapple). Today I was longing for spring and purchased silk dogwood branchs and blooms, silk lilies, pussy willow branches and lovely complimentary greens to make a wreath for the front door. What a beautiful entry!

  80. Josy says:

    Spring is here indeed! Such lovely photos to prove it. I’m partial to the first one, the last one, and the first magnolia. Very pretty!

  81. cyurik says:

    Absolutely stunning photographs! Thank you for sharing your spring bliss, it really brightened up my day especially since I am smack dab in the middle of a gloomy Northwest weekend. I look forward to our blooms to come! Beautiful blog!

  82. Av says:

    very nice pix..I see you have a lot of patience. keep it going.

  83. Merincognito says:

    Wow, spring is definitely in the air on your side! It’s so refreshing to see colours and knowingly that spring is here, or there in your country. Is spring normally that early in Netherlands? I am patiently waiting here in Kyoto for Spring to come because of the famous cherry blossoms. *sigh* , like seeing a wall paint dry.

  84. Just beautiful. A real burst of colour. It lightens up a grey day! Thank you

  85. James Brown Shots says:

    I love these pictures! You certainly did a good job capturing them!

  86. sandy says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  87. garylijie says:

    Beautiful colors! Nice!

  88. Eggkins says:

    What gorgeous flowers! I love the tulip. As a Canadian, we have a unique bond with Holland. More than 60 years ago, the Queen of Holland came to Canada to escape the war and gave birth to her daughter, right here at the Ottawa General Hospital.
    In thanks, she sent Canada thousands of tulip bulbs. Every year, Ottawa celebrates the tulip festival. Dank je wel.

  89. Wow! Every photo is so beautiful, I couldn’t pick a favorite!
    Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday! Looking forward your next posts!

  90. Very beautiful. Thank you for reading my post. I thought I was talking to myself. I’m new to wordpress so I am just testing the waters at the moment. Kind regards, sherri

  91. michael says:

    First, Thank you for visiting and following my blog.

    I have wandered around your recent posts and join the many others who admire your photographs and writing. Your work is truly exceptional!

    Although, here in northern Vermont (USA) we have largely missed winter, spring flowers remain, except for a few south facing crocuses, something to look forward to in a few weeks. To see so much color is a pleasure and a joy for the eye. Thank you for sharing your flower photos with us.

  92. Kam says:

    Again the same comment, as always, who doesn’t like it? :) Awesome Photography!

  93. Stunning, stunning…and happy memories of a few days in Spring many years ago in the Hague with a group of friends!

  94. Colline says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL!! Double like :)

  95. Kay-ce Adams says:

    Great photos. I love the colors.

  96. dogear6 says:

    I was really impressed with your pictures – what a gorgeous recording of spring. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and giving me an opportunity to visit you back.


  97. Oh my gosh, the photos are absolutely gorgeous! I want to be there to see the spring flowers. You made my day on a rainy No. California day.

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  99. sojourner says:

    Those close-up floral photos are just perfect subjects for painting! :-)
    Beautiful shots!

  100. wolfsrosebud says:

    gorgeous… what more can be said… you must be a saint for the time it took to download to your blog… thank

  101. How can you not post so many spring photos when you have this much beauty around you! Love it–thanks for sharing!

  102. such beautiful flowers!!

  103. mlhouse says:

    Beautiful! :)

  104. arzea says:

    WOW!!! So many great shots!

  105. I’m going to feature your ” Spring” shots on my FB page tomorrow as spring begins here tomorrow.

    Take a look @http://www.facebook.com/pages/Curly-Haired-Chicas-Health-Quest/209005235857350 around 9am EST.

    Such beautiful work!!
    The Curly Haired Chica

  106. Sarah K says:

    Note to self: March is the month to visit Holland. :)

  107. plummymummy says:

    Lovely photos such gorgeous flowers. Still waiting for Spring to come to Scotland, but I think even when it does we won’t get as great a display as you have.

  108. What stunning photos! Absolutely gorgeous.

  109. lily2u1 says:

    Ah, such beautiful blooms! Thank you for sharing!

    (Of course, as a mother, I know that the most beautiful flower in the garden
    of your life is your daughter.)

    Wishing you happiness,

    ~ Lily

  110. Never get enough of your spring flowers! Thanks.

  111. Such beautiful photos. I love tulips. Nothing says “spring” like tulips!

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  113. Bobbi says:

    Please, please, please . . . . do not feel you must apologize for all the pictures. They are absolutely beautiful! Tulips and spring go hand in hand.

  114. Amy says:

    Wow!! These should be award winning photographs! 214 likes and 146 comments said it all. Thank you for sharing, Malou!

  115. Wow!!! These are absolutely stunning. I’m so glad you stopped by my blog so I could become acquainted with yours.

  116. Absolutely beautiful!

  117. bradgsmith says:

    We share a passion for flowers it seems. What a paradise for photography. Lovely.

  118. Words We Women Write says:

    My trip to Amsterdam is one of my favorites – ever. But it was not in the spring, oh what I missed!

  119. Antara says:

    This post made my day.I love flowers and spring brings the best!

  120. Some nice flower shots! Flowers in Alaska just can’t compare to so many other places…

  121. jbcamera says:

    Georgious shots. I don’t think you CAN post too many Spring photos!

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