Skagit Valley Tulips 2016

April 12, 2016

 

Spring has come early to the Pacific Northwest this year, and the Skagit Valley tulips are well into their blooming.  It felt to me that there were fewer tulip fields than usual, and we speculated that perhaps some of the fields had already been topped because they bloomed early.  In a more normal year, you can spot bright patches of color dotting the landscape as you traverse the country roads.  This year, we saw just a couple of distant fields apart from the ones of the two big attractions — Roozengaarde and Tulip Town.  But these big fields were simply spectacular.

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We arrived way too early for the Roozengaarde display gardens to be open.  But we enjoyed seeing and photographing the tulip beds near the road outside the gate.  Such variety and color!

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The annual Tulip Festival runs throughout the month of April, but I’d recommend going sooner than later this year.

3 Responses to “Skagit Valley Tulips 2016”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    I’m just beyond words. I do like the photos with the reflections, particularly. They’re all splendid, though. The colors are fantastic, and each photo has something special to offer in terms of its lines.

  2. Cynthia Melcher Says:

    Absolutelpy crazy about that tulip reflection shot!


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