My life has been colorful lately, which has given me so much photo blog material that I have too much!
I never did get to Part III of Lakewold Gardens. It's still on the list. Then there were birthdays and little league and, and ......... No, I'm not complaining! It has been wonderful.
This week, on Wednesday, we traveled north to the Skagit Valley again for the tulip festival. Located in this valley are the largest bulb farms in the country, and in April it's show time!
You know what they say about April showers, except it's April flowers too, around here. The weather was iffy, the sky dramatic, but the showers were light and manageable.
Here is our first view of what was to come.
And then right away we pulled into a parking area to view fields of flowers from the famous RoozenGaarde farm.
Diversity is beautiful.
Across the highway is my favorite barn, this year surrounded by fading daffodils.
And right next door, so of course we had to stop and shop, is Christianson's Nursery, a favorite of ours.
Tom found the fancy leaf geranium he was looking for.
There are several large display gardens in the valley, and then there are drive-by fields. Here are two drive-bys.
The display garden at RoozenGaarde is amazing, and this year the tulip fields, which are rotated each year, were right there!
Meeghan Black of Seattle's NBC affiliate was taping her Northwest Magazine show. So that's how they stand in the rain without getting wet.
It's about here that I began to have a very hard time selecting which photos to post. I went camera crazy, so I had to reduce my show to about ten percent of what I took. There will be a Part II tomorrow.
The orangey Princess Irene tulips are just coming on. We have some in our garden too, of course.
Ribbons of display blooms, a rainbow of fields behind, topped by snow capped mountains.
We had lunch here under a tent, browsed the gift shop, and then reluctantly departed, but not far. Next up, Tulip Town.