Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Blooms in Pella

My road trip took me to Pella, Iowa, a town famous for spring flowers….and, perhaps should be famous for autumn flowers, too.  Look at this one….I don’t know its name, but it certainly is colorful! 

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Pella was founded by a group of people from Holland.  Quaint Dutch touches can be found all over town.  This windmill is in the town square park.


I’ve never attended the official Tulip Time which takes place each year in May, but I once visited Pella shortly after the festival and all the gorgeous tulips were still in bloom!


There were beautiful autumn flower beds throughout the town square park.


DSC_0029 And, a fountain….always fascinating to watch….


Lastly, here’s another version of the flower shown in the first photo.  If you know the name of this delightful blossom, please let me know in a comment. 

DSC_0176 cropped Be sure, you will be seeing more photos from Pella on this blog in the near future!


Stitches said...

The photo's are beautiful and I am pretty sure the flower is a Lantana. Gorgeous, isn't it? I have been to the Pella Tulip Festival and it is wonderful but tons of people. You should visit at least once!!

Jeannelle said...

Thanks for solving the flower mystery, Stitches!

DesertHen said...

Wow! That top photo is just popping with all kinds of color! Amazing that one bloom can put out that much color! Love the water fountain photo...nice capture of the action in the movement of the water!