Thursday, 6 May 2010

A Tulip Festival - yipppeeee!

May day saw Andrew and I take 'a wee drive up the coast', which a favourite thing of ours to do. If you have ever been lucky enough to drive along the Antrim Coast Road you'll know it's pretty special, on one side is the sea and the other is towering high hills littered with sheep, gorse and trees wrecked by the wind over the years so they grow horiziontally.

My favourite place to drive to is Glenarm, it has the best coffee shop, a beautiful little church and graveyard, woodland walks, a jewellery workshop and the Glenarm Castle and Gardens. Well imagine my joy when, upon arrival, we saw a banner stretched across the road proclaiming the Tulip Festival being held in the Castle Gardens. Oh, as I'm sure you have gathered my lust for tulips knows no bounds these days - it's a terrible lusty affair.

We had to go and were not disappointed - tulips all over the place, crafts and a stop off for coffee and a biscuit. Well for me that pretty much equals a good afternoon, spent well.

Feast your eyes over this lot.... and forgive me I did hold back, honest!
Kitchen garden and cafe

Can you spot the odd one out?

A glimpse at the Castle - still a private home to the Earl of Antrim.

6 comments:

  1. Oh Carrie, what lovely photos to see on a horrid grey day! thank you xxx

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  2. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers and I look forward to seeing them every year.Always excites me *smiles*

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  3. Carrie Girl .. I JUST LOST ALL OF MY COMMENTS TRYING TO FIND THE ODD ONE OUT .. duh ? THIS MORNING !
    I WANTED TO SAY READING HOW HAPPY YOU WERE .. OK .. I had the caps on by mistake .. I wonder what kind of a day I am going to have ? DUHHHH !!
    I love reading the excitement in your post .. and it is truly a gorgeous place and a perfect day for you to enjoy such beauty .. the tulips are awesome as will our show in Ottawa with so many from the Dutch royal family given in appreciation for what Canada did during the war.
    In any case .. your pictures are amazing and I am so happy you had such a good day out girl !
    Joy : )

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  4. That's nuts. Somebody still lives in an old castle like that? Amazing.

    I'm so glad for you, dear Carrie. How wonderful that the universe worked it out so you got a tulip-filled day in addition to your beautiful drive (which sounded delicious, btw)!

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  5. It sounds like a wonderful day out. I think the tulip in the first photo is my favourite, the white and red one.

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  6. beautiful! I absolutely love those raggedy edge ones. thanks for the word suggestions for my magnets. Made a bunch more yesterday :)

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