While we were waiting for Spring-esque weather to arrive and actually hang around consistently here in New England, Summer just sort of crept up unexpectedly and proceeded to shove both Spring and all of us in the Northeast over within the span of a week or so. These past few days have been some of the hottest I can remember, breaking records as temperatures soared into the mid-to-high 80s (°F)- and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon! Trees and flowers are rapidly blooming, I’m back to wearing shorts again- and my air conditioner is perpetually cranked to maximum power.
I’m all about beach weather (I love being in and around the ocean, after all!)– so Summer showing up early isn’t the worst thing to happen- but there were/are a few more Springtime activities I was hoping to complete before Memorial Day Weekend- including some flower picking at one of my favorite roadside farms in Connecticut!
Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Preston, Connecticut is a vast field of multi-colored and sized tulips that visitors can come pick for a small fee every Spring. I stopped by this past weekend to pick a few bulbs for my mom- who I was on my way to visit for a couple of days- and the scenery and selection were gorgeous!
Although a few ominous-looking storm clouds rolled through, they didn’t stick around long- and the weather held up for the duration of my stay and drive home. I can’t say the same for my hair- since it got pretty windy out!
I think Wicked Tulips will be open for another couple of weeks for anyone passing through the area. They provide daily updates on their website (linked above) and social media in regards to weather conditions, what they have blooming or what they’re running out of- so be sure to check them out!