So today was a beautiful day.   The first day of spring, ironically.  I took June for a walk and decided to hit my neighbor up for an interview.  He’s known as “The Tulip Man”.  I’d noticed the crowds that gathered in front of his house last year and it was all very intriguing at the time.  His name is actually Wayne but the reason people call him “The Tulip Man” is because every year around the end of winter he plants thousands of tulips in his front yard.  This year the count reached 3200.   Also this year has been different for him because he has blown up in popularity.   The L.A. Times did a story on him and not long after that he was experiencing days with up to 100 to 150 visitors!   Seriously.  Today was not as busy as I have seen.  During our interview only two cars stopped by to check out the tulips.  Suffice to say, it is definitely a sight to be seen.
Today, I had brought June along in the hopes that after the interview I could take some nice baby pictures amongst the tulips.   Don’t let the happy baby pictures above fool you, that girl was miserable with a cold, runny nose and sore throat.  I tried to do the interview with Wayne but she screamed throughout it.  So, I made a plan to come back and took June back to the house.   Once I had the chance, I headed back up to redo the interview.  Luckily, after it was over Jenny showed up with June and we ended up getting some nice photo’s anyway. Please enjoy the 13 minute audio interview I did with him.
Thanks, Wayne!

3 Replies to “Day 014 / The Tulip Man

  1. Kat

    Chas – just beautiful. I loved seeing June with all of those gorgeous tulips.
    Can’t wait to see what you create in London!

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