More tulips - is there a better symbol of spring?

More tulips More tulips this morning, because I can't help myself. The tulip festival starts here in Melbourne soon - can't wait!

This particular tulip festival has been going since 1954.  I'm not sure it gets any better than over half a million tulips nestled in the beautiful Dandenong ranges. The only thing to decide is when exactly to go... hmm Children's week? Food, wine and jazz week? Irish week?

In the meantime, why not check out these beautiful photos of the festival...