Floralia Excursion – beautiful flowers


Floralia is where we saw more people walking around than any else on our Amsterdam trip.  We even stopped to have our picture taken 20160427_Floralia_Joan_and_Stu_0001by another passing tourist.

The flowers were everywhere, every kind since Floralia is a retail flower market that shows off the best of Amsterdam, frequently arranged as they suggest you do in your own home.


Little cabin in the woods
Little man by the window stood
Saw a rabbit hopping by
Knocking at his door
(Frightened as can be)

“Help me, help me, Sir,” he said
Or the hunter will shoot me dead”
“Little rabbit, come inside,
Safely to abide.”

This is likely the folk song I sung my kids as they were learning to talk.  It fits the cabin of my dreams perfectly:


Mowing in Amsterdam takes on a distinctly high technology look. The IMow robotic mower is available in countries from Albania to the Ukraine including Russia, Israel but, unfortunately not the United States.  Slick machine to quietly keep your grass trimmed (not the kind you smoke.)