Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Skagit Valley Tulips
The very first picture here shows the little patch of garden by our front door. If you look very carefully you can see our very first crop of tulips in the new house! It was very exciting (at least I thought so) when the little orange tips first showed color. However, as precious as they are to me, these are just a few little flowers. The Skagit Valley, on the other hand, has LOTS of flowers. My friend C and I decided that we have lived around Seattle for far too long without having seen the famous tulips, so we decided to make the trip. We left Seattle around 10am, drove the hour north, and made it up to flowers by about 11:15. Our first glimpse of the valley was not very promising because muddy fields (no flowers) were pretty much it. However, once we got a little closer to the farms, we could see whole fields of flowers. Since they grow each color seperetely, it was a sea of red, then a sea of yellow, and so on. At the farm we were treated to many different varieties of flowers, and these are just a very few of the pics. Perhaps I will include a few more in a future post.