Almost Tulip Time…

As we edge closer to Spring, I wanted to share my favorite part of the season, tulips.  The flowers just make me happy and while their season is short, I know that as the flowers fade, the spring season is here to stay.

I have shared a couple of my favorite tulip pictures, some red, orange, pink and purple ones from the Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Rhode Island, where you can pick your own and bring them home. I have already purchased my tickets for this coming year, as they usually sell out.  But that will not be my only tulips this spring….

There are three major tulip festivals in this country, Skagit Valley, WA, Woodburn, OR, and Holland, MI.  I will be a tulip tourist this year, as I am headed to Skagit Valley in Washington in April, as I need to be in Washington for an event and can be an accidental tulip tourist.

Here are some background facts:

  • there are over 3,000 different varieties of tulips
  • the colors are magnificent and range the entire rainbow and even can be striped
  • The Netherlands made them famous, but they originated in Persia

Some tulips represent true love, purple ones for loyalty, and white tulips can say “I’m sorry.”   And the Alzheimers Association uses a purple tulip to ask us to pray and support those who are suffering and caregivers who take care of them.  So much to pray for… #gopurple

We are edging ever closer to spring and while I still see some snow flakes on the weather map this week, I say bring on the tulips, I am ready for Spring!

Shared by Marcie Doll

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I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

4 thoughts on “Almost Tulip Time…

  1. Beautiful pictures Marcie! I love tulips too. Who knew there were 3,000 varieties?!
    Yes, thankfully spring is almost here. I’m both physically and mentally ready to welcome my favorite season!
    Thank you for sharing and btw, am glad to see you posted your picture with today’s writings. Hoping others will follow suit so I can put all names and faces together.

    1. Thank you Sandy for the comments. So ready for sure… As I am the curator of the blog, I have a separate page so my picture appears. And everyone else gets posted on the Marble Women’s Page. I need to figure out how to post pictures of others. I will let you know if that works. Enjoy this day and thank you for supporting us!

  2. I really look forward to this blog every morning Marcie. I read it while still in bed 😊. At the moment I’m not able to get out and about very much so this is a connection especially meaningful to me this year.
    Thank you for doing this!

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