The colour in the opposite field caught the eye immediately.
My husband and I had never seen anything like it and after we explored part of the Appalachian Trail at Dromore, Prince Edward Island, we checked out the colour source. Tulips!
The farm grows tulips, rows of glorious colour, yellows, pinks, reds, purples,
interspersed with white. We were welcome to photograph them in all their glory and we did.
The aim is to harvest the bulbs for market later this year. Some bulbs are used for planting again later this fall to ensure next year's supply.
While we watched, the farmer was topping the tulips, cutting off the flower to leave the green stem and leaves. This process allows the bulbs to strengthen before they are harvested for the market in the fall.
The flies were plentiful and biting that day so the farmer was in a fly/mosquito head net. It must have been hot in there.
We were sad to see those beautiful blooms cut and left in the hay between the beds but such is the nature of tulip farming. We were fortunate to see the field before topping was complete.