Every year in early spring the Tesselaar Tulip Farm in Silvan on the outskirts of Melbourne hosts the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. There they open their doors to the public for the month or so the flowers are in bloom. Every time I’ve been to the festival I’ve been fortunate with the weather, as it’s often still cold, wet and windy in the Dandenong Ranges so close to winter.
I like to get there early in the season and early in the day when it’s not too busy. Often by late afternoon the place is teeming with retirees, tourists and school groups. I find children are often fascinated by the camera and want to see how it works. This boy placed himself between me and the flowers I was capturing, posing until after he was sure I’d taken a photo.