Tulips to me are my sign for early spring. I adore these flowers, and love how some varieties almost can look like peonies are other flowers entirely when you just look at the blossom. People don’t usually think about Tulips when they think about Texas, but there is one vast commercial grower in the Dallas / Fort Worth area known as Texas Tulips in Pilot Point, that in addition to offering landscaping services, and selling Tulip bulbs, also has a you pick them field and they welcome photographers too (the field will open late February). The Dallas Arboretum has one of the best spring displays in the country with $5 admission in February (although currently it’s the daffodils that are blooming now, but tulips won’t be far behind), and the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, while not as impressive as Dallas, is free and can have some nice flowers too. I’m already planning this year’s excursions, but here’s some of my best shots from late February / early March 2016.