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Thursday, March 31, 2016

It's Tulip Time!

I know some of you have been patiently waiting for the photos I promised. There were a few issues.

We spent Tuesday, our anniversary, in the Skagit Valley, under glorious blue skies, soaking in the beauty of the fields and the flowers and the mountains in the background. We then drove over the bridge and onto the island for an overnight at the Whidbey cabin. We spent Wednesday at the cabin. We returned home Wednesday evening.

Today we have spent the day working in Jill's yard and in our own. We have to use these sunny days constructively. 

I had planned to download all on my photos onto our desktop, which I did, and then begin to edit and post. However, our computer picked up a nasty Spyware virus, and since our tech guy is too busy with his own new job right now, this afternoon Tom hauled the CPU off to the Geek Squad, at Best Buy, where after some days and hundreds of dollars we should be back in business again.


That leaves me to post using my laptop, which, while a sweet little thing, is pretty gutless when it comes to posting lots of high resolution photos. For some of you, that may be a blessing. There might be fewer photos.

We'll see. Here we go with Post # 1, RoozenGaarde Tulip Display Garden.


Hi. Here we are. It's late morning, after a two hour drive and a stop at Christianson's nursery, which I will show in a later post.

In the background you can see Mt Baker and a huge field of golden daffodils. 
 This is just outside the fence. As you can see some tulips are still in bud. The show will go on for quite a while. It is early this year, though, and this is the earliest we have even come.
 Princess Irene tulips already in bloom in a sunny spot. At home ours are still emerging. 






























Well, that worked quite well! As you can see, we shared the garden with quite a few other folks, but nothing like it will be this weekend, after the warm sunny days we are having. 

More to come!

18 comments:

  1. I love your pictures of RoozenGaarde which are similar to mine, but I gasped when I saw your new header picture! It's so incredibly beautiful, and I guess I missed the turnoff to those fields. How beautiful! :-)

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  2. Congratulations on getting so many good photos without the crowds of people.

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  3. I can only imagine how breathtaking this is in person as the photos are absolutely gorgeous.

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  4. What amazing colour! And an awesome header photo!

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  5. All of your photos would make great jigsaw puzzles!

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  6. Very beautiful flowers, Linda.

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  7. For a gutless computer, it did a splendid job of showing the tulips! Best pictures I've seen of them!

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  8. So gorgeous. It must be absolutely stupendous to see in person.

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  9. Now that was amazing, what a truly beautiful post.

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  10. All the colors are breathtaking! I simply can't imagine being there in person!

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  11. Amazing. Would love to have been there.

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  12. Wow, that is almost sensory overload. Just beautiful. Your laptop did just fine.

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  13. What a perfect way to spend an anniversary! Lovely, gorgeous photos. And give my regards to your desktop computer. I feel its (and your) pain.

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  14. These guys really know how to work with color. Brilliant new header or has it been there a while and I didn't notice it?

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  15. missed seeing this earlier. i will have to go to a tulip festival later this month in northern utah. All our tulips have bloomed already!

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  16. I can't begin to imagine the work that goes into this project. Too beautiful for words.

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  17. Absolutely awesome photos, Linda! It brings back so many memories from last year. I love all the incredible colors you've captured. That is such an impressive garden!

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  18. Oh... Forgot to mention that I agree with DJan. Your header photo is just so stunning!

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