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Aerial views of the tulip fields of Lisse

The small Dutch town of Lisse is home to one of the most beautiful tulip fields in the world, the Keukenhof flower park.

More than 7 million flower bulbs are planted every year as part of the flower’s annual Tulips’ expo.

The spring flower garden features an assortment of vibrant colored tulips from deep shades like purple and maroon to pure white and yellow.

It’s truly a mesmerizing sight of color.

Aerial views of the tulip fields of Lisse
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Aerial views of the tulip fields of Lisse
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Aerial views of the tulip fields of Lisse
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Aerial views of the tulip fields of Lisse
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Meet the first flower grown entirely in space, a zinnia flower

“The earth laughs in flowers,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in Nature and Selected Essays.

We humans spend our entire lives blistering through space on a giant rock we call Earth with flowers in abundance. It is fascinating to know that we too can pollinate the cosmos.

NASA astronaut and American engineer Scott Kelly captured the Orange Zinnia , enjoying the sunshine aboard the International Space Station in 2016.

The harvest was part of the VEG-01 experiment during Expedition 46. Nasa used the seeds from growing pillows — watered via injected syringes — delivered on ISS Cargo to foster the Zinnia flowers.

See more of Kelly’s beautiful pictures after the jump.

Meet the first flower grown entirely in space, a zinnia flower
Photo: NASA/Scott Kelly
Meet the first flower grown entirely in space, a zinnia flower
Photo: NASA/Scott Kelly
Meet the first flower grown entirely in space, a zinnia flower
Photo: NASA/Scott Kelly
Meet the first flower grown entirely in space, a zinnia flower
Photo: NASA/Scott Kelly