Monday, April 18, 2011

Standing Out in the Crowd

In between the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery is the Netherlands Carillon. The 49 bell carillon was a gift from the Netherlands to the people of the United States in the 1950s. In front of the bell tower is a garden of Dutch tulips. For most of the year, the garden appears barren and then once spring arrives, it erupts into thousands of colorful tulips. Here's an example of how Mother Nature is taking over the tending of this plot. While the landscape designers may have intended for the tulips to grow grouped together by color, the wind helped this yellow tulip take root  in the white tulip section.

1 comment:

  1. i LOVE this photo! i want one for my wall! :)