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Thursday, April 30, 2009

May Day

It was cloudy in Seattle last Monday, but as we approached the Skagit Valley, clear blue sky greeted us.
We stopped first at Christianson's Nursery, a favorite spot for plant shopping when we get to the valley. Of course, we found several plants to buy. We then stopped at La Conner Flats for a latte. Then we walked across the road to walk in the tulip fields. The dandelions were putting on quite a show of their own.
The Cascade Mountains make a wonderful backdrop for this spectacular show.
This barn has been photographed and painted by many. Add my name to the list. These fields are part of the Roozengaarde growing area. They also have an amazing display area.
This is where we first met the Princess Irene tulips we love so much.
The other big grower and tourist attraction is Tulip Town.
I can't leave a basket of flowers on your door, so please accept this tulip tour instead.
Happy May Day, and many more happy May days to come.

8 comments:

  1. wow just gorgeous, makes me want to jump in the car and head to the northwest. lovely flowers and the colors!!!

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  2. Are you sure you didn't accidently take a turn that led you directly to heaven?

    Holy cow! This is gorgeous! An unbelievable display! How many years have they been working on these gardens?

    I can't thank you enough for sharing with us!

    I wish, I wish, I wish I knew how to e-mail this to my sister-in-law.

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  3. Wow..that is beautiful and in there own way so are the dandelions beautiful....I wonder where they got their evil reputation from. I will have to research that...

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  4. Happy May day to you too. Do you remember as a child making baskets out of construction paper and filling them with flowers and putting them on the neighbors door or a favorite teachers desk? I post that on another forum I belong to and the response was quite different. Some still do it, some remember doing it and some never heard of it at all. Odd, huh. My kids used to make the baskets and hop on their ponies and off they would go.

    So thanks for the huge basket of Tulips. I am glad you got up this way to enjoy. Such colors. MB

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  5. BTW: I love your new header and your post about watching all the birds. Ain't it grand. MB

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  6. Beautiful shots! I'm sad to be missing the tulip festival this year. I loved that old tradition of putting flowers on someone's door and ringing the bell. We used to do that as kids.

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  7. nice shots of the tulips, I was out yesterday, but haven't downloaded yet, My others are form last week. I love Love the tulips!!

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  8. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......... I LOVE it! I did take a million shots of that area. As I look back at my and your shots, I wish I'd taken even more. You really have great photos, Linda! Beautiful!

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