Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tulips on Table Cape, Tasmania


We, my husband and I have decided that we will take the caravan and ourselves on a week long trip each month.  No point in having a caravan if only used once a year when we will go away again for about 3 months.
Tasmania, the island we live on shall know doubt be visited and towns and cities stayed in as we did long ago...long before digital cameras.

This past 11 days we did just that, had another holiday :)
(I thought this would be a change from travellling up the middle of Australia photos)

We went to Bicheno for 3 nights last weekend, then onto Deloraine for one night, followed by our long stay in Wynyard on the North West Coast.  A beautiful spot, parked right by the sea, about 30 steps and onto the beach.

Table Cape a flat top hill is near Wynyard so it's here that many tulips are grown each spring, mainly for the bulbs of which many are taken to the Netherlands and other places in this world.

I have chosen a few photos to show of some of the tulips.
 


























48 comments:

  1. Looks like you have been enjoying the Tasmanian 'Keukenhof' ! You know, I am a real Dutch Tulips from Amsterdam and the Keukenhof - girl :>)
    Autumnal greetings from The Netherlands.
    Jeanneke.

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    1. Hello Jeanneke..i hadn't thought of a Dutch lady being a 'real Dutch Tulip' :) i like that.

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  2. great flowers. In Europe the Netherlands are famouis for tulips. My favourite are red ones

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    1. Pretty. I have seen photos of the flat land in the Netherlands of tulips growing. Very impressive.

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  3. How absolutely beautiful. Something I would LOVE to see.
    Thank you.

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    1. You are welcome. I did think you would like to see them...

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  4. Do you and your husband hold hands and skip through fields like while singing, "Tripping through the tulips..."?

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    1. Tip toe through the tulips :) a name of a song! No we didn't do that..

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    2. Well, considering your advanced ages, I figured tripping might be more accurate than tip-toeing. (LOL?)

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  5. Schöne Farben.Weiße Tulpen sind sehr Schön.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  6. My parents keep saying the same thing. I will link them up to your page for some inspiration. ;-)

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    1. Oh, do they keep saying that..
      We used to go places at weekends in our other caravan too, mainly to Turners Beach that way we were not too far away from my late parents and close enough if need by our sons who both lived at home then.

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  7. They make a glorious mass display and the colours are so vivid. Did you pass through the town our friend from comes from, which we refer to as Smiffton, of course Smithton.

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    1. Smithton is further on from Wynyard. There is a nice caravan park there apparently. In the future we will go to Smithton and stay.

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  8. My Goodness! How stunningly beautiful! And there was no need to take the long trip to Amsterdam for the long weekend!

    These fabulous photos sure put a smile on my face...so thank you. :)

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    1. :) Nope, no need to go further afield.,,have it all in my own backyard, so to speak.

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  9. Oh my goodness so many tulips and such pretty colours, Tim wants to buy a caravan I said it would be ok if he thought we would use it but honestly I am not sure we will but maybe I don't know what I am talking about

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    1. You have been on trips before using your parents motor-home...if you like that, then a caravan is for you.

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  10. Gorgeous, Margaret! Absolutely stunning! The colours are incredible!

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    1. Flowers usually have beautiful colours in them as many birds do too.

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  11. They are just glorious!!! I can just imagine what it would be like to be there in person and see the whole fields of this colorful beauty.
    I like your idea of taking a week long trlp each month. Travel is so fun.

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  12. I love 'Parrot' tulips and that first yellow one with touches of green and red is delightful - it is a real treat to see them at this time of year for us.

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    1. The sign was there for each row of tulips. The first one is my favourite too..
      Ah! Autumn for you...

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  13. Wow!!! They are fabulous pictures of the fabulous display of tulips. I must remember to go there in Spring. When we were there last it was summer. What a great idea a holiday every month. Envy.

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  14. Aren't they just stunning, and probably even more beautiful in person. Thanks for sharing these when we are looking at putting all our flowers to rest for winter.

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    1. You are welcome. I couldn't help but share them...they do look excellent on mass.

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  15. Beautiful, I would like to see them back in our yard.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  16. Oh my! They're so gorgeous! Stunning beauty in those massed field plantings, like rainbows laid upon the ground.

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  17. Hello Margaret,
    Very nice pictures. Great the colors of all these wonderful tulips.
    The tulips are in the Netherlands very well known.
    Funny, I post a blog post of australian kangaroos and you the dutch tulips.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Amazing how we did that...I had no idea as you didn't :)

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  18. Margaret, I've always been fascinated by Tasmania. In recent years I've heard a lot about the food "scene" there. My husband knows someone there (knew him years ago in the US) who loves living there.

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  19. Just stunning!! And yes, what a contrast to your posts of your journey through central Australia!

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    1. Beautiful those tulips, and you are certainly correct..

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  20. Jean - seems I can't reply where it says 'reply' just after your comment!

    I guess when you know someone or know them, it's interesting to see where they live and about that country...Tasmania is a beautiful island :) I'm bias of course.
    Yes, there was a scare regarding shell fish from the East Coast of our Island but it was only in a certain area, so the news said at the time.
    It's pleasing to know your husbands friend enjoys where he's living now...
    Thanks for telling me that..

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