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IN FULL BLOOM

The soothing, hypnotic colors of tulip season, seen from above

Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Contributor

It’s tulip season in the Netherlands, when fields of the bulb that gently screams “spring is here” bloom in a vast array of colors.

Aerial photos show the colorful expanses of flowers across Netherlands, one of the world’s biggest exporters of the flower. Tulips are also a huge draw for tourists.

In some images they look like colorful video static, in others like a giant woven, color-blocked quilt.

AP Photo/Peter Dejong
Workers remove bad weeds from flower fields surrounding Keukenhof gardens in Lisse.
AP Photo/Peter Dejong
Keukenhof gardens attracts around 1 million visitors from all over the world.
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A field of flowers growing in Lisse, Netherlands.
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Tulips, hyacinth and daffodils grown near Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, Netherlands on April 10.
Reuters/Yves Herman
A field of tulips is watered in Creil.
Reuters/Yves Herman
Cars pass a tulip field in Creil.
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An aerial view of fields near Creil.
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An aerial view of tulip fields near water and wind turbines in Creil.
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Two people (top right) walk through a tulip field in Creil.
Reuters/Yves Herman
A tulip field is watered.
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