Enjoying Late Blooms in Siouxland, Orange City

24 Jul

Tulips planted for the May Tulip Festival are now fading in Orange City, Iowa Friday, May 29, 2020 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Flowers are a good reminder of fleeting moments and changing seasons in Siouxland. During the Tulip Festival in Orange City the Dutch community relishes in displaying its “Dutchness” and tulips are found everywhere and every year, except when that darn pesky winter season hangs on into spring.

A few weeks after the cancelled Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa Friday, May 29, 2020 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Tulips continue blooming in Orange City, Iowa Friday, May 29, 2020 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

But it’s nice to be able to enjoy the spring blooms as long as one cans, in vain hopes of slowing down time or preserving another moment of stillness and contentment. But time doesn’t stop and these late bloomers have since passed with summer now in full bloom.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Tulips planted for the May Tulip Festival are now fading in Orange City, Iowa Friday, May 29, 2020 in Sioux City, Iowa. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

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