Thursday, June 17, 2021

With Two Hats

Continuing on, here we have more tulips.


Tulips grow here and there between other plants in this bed. Deliberate or act of squirrel gardener?

A look back at areas south of this portion of the park.

And a look over to the lake.

Here facing the lake is a sculpture, one of two by the Dutch artist Henk Visch. The Man With Two Hats has its twin in the Netherlands, and symbolizes the deep friendship between the two countries that sprang up out of the Second World War.

More tulips awaited  beyond. We'll continue here tomorrow. 


  1. You have so many lovely parks and lake side places for walks. Beautiful tulips.

  2. I have a squirrel gardener right here, and a real one, actually two, LOL.
    Love the lake. And the statue, very nice. Oh, the colors.... love the tulips.

  3. Pretty reds, and a fine sculpture.

  4. It's tropical warm overhere these days, that's why I really like your views over the lake.
    The man with two hats is a nice symbol, I have seen it's twin in Apeldoorn.

  5. Love the man with two hats. We have those squirrel gardeners in our garden too:)

  6. The two-hat sculpture is an evocative representation of this enduring friendship.

  7. ...I remember this well, thanks for the reminder.

  8. I like to think the squirrels helped with that bed.

  9. I was wondering where the title would fit in. I have a niggling that you're posted of this before, but it is only a faint niggling, and I may be wrong. I certainly had no idea until I saw it at any rate.

  10. I love the idea of "The Man with Two Hats." It's a great sculpture!

  11. @Nancy: this is a wonderful place for a walk.

    @Iris: thank you.

    @Linda: I agree.

    @Jim: definitely.

    @Jan: I'd like to see the twin.

    @Rosie: squirrels are productive gardeners.

  12. @Francisco: thanks.

    @David: it is indeed.

    @Tom: you're welcome.

    @Marie: most likely.

    @Anvilcloud: I tend to photograph the statue during tulip time, but pass by it on a regular basis.

    @Jeanie: it is.

  13. I really like what's shown in the second photo.

  14. The two hats sculpture is wonderful William as is the story of why it's there. As always the tulips en masse are stunning 💜

  15. @Red: me too.

    @Sharon: as do I.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Revrunner: I have more, but rarely wear them.

    @Bill: it stands out.

  16. I love that river of red tulips!

  17. I love to see the man with the two hats.

  18. Two hats is unique and a nice concept.

  19. Nothing compares to the fabulous tulips! Tweeted

  20. i think he is like ...which hat should i wear today? so many hats!! ( ;
    great shots. love all the colors.

  21. Great 2 hat sculpture photo amongst all the beautiful tulip photos ~ Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. Squirrels are helpful in spreading the tulips, aren't they clever. The last photo is inviting me to jump into the scene, stunning, looks like you are having glorious weather.

  23. @RedPat: me too.

    @Aritha: it's a good sculpture.

    @Maywyn: I think so.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Beth: thanks.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Gemel: squirrels are hard workers.

  24. William - the never-ending beds of tulips leave my jaw open every time! I can only imagine the back-breaking work to plant all those bulbs! And the sculpture is terrific!

  25. I like the sculpture with two hats, and the story that goes along with. And yay for more tulips.

  26. What a great statue! I vote for those squirrel as gardeners too! Lovely captures those tulips are amazing!

  27. I do like the two hat sculpture.

    All the best Jan