24 Apr

In Celebration of Tulips

On the weekend Boris and I did a day trip across the border into Washington to see the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. It was a warm sunny day, perfect for spending time outside looking at masses of flowers.

When we drove up to our first stop (a farm with giant fields of yellow and red tulips) my mind was a bit blown even though I knew what to expect. It’s one thing to see pictures, and quite another to have such intense colours shining back at you and stretching on into the horizon.

Tulip Festival. Skagit County, Washington

Tulip Festival. Skagit County, Washington

Tulip Festival. Skagit County, Washington

Tulip Festival. Skagit County, Washington

Tulip Festival. Skagit County, Washington

What you can’t see here are all the other people hanging about wandering through the flowers. I managed to make it look as if we had the place to ourselves.

I have more photos to upload and will be adding them to this set on Flickr.

2 comments

  1. This is great! I’ve always wanted to do this trip, but figured there would be too many people. Thanks to your photos, I’ve been fooled into thinking that’s not true!

  2. I’m really glad we went to see the tulips but because of the crowds and traffic, I’m not sure I’d do it again.

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