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Monday, April 6, 2015

Mosaic Monday

We braved the crowds and enjoyed the sunshine and went down to Skagit Valley - south of here - to see the Tulip Fields in bloom.  The weather has been rainy and I expected the tulips to be damaged from the wind and rain - but they were in great shape.  We did get into one traffic jam near one of the big growers and their Tulip Festival activities - but once we got through there we picked the less traveled roads and got some great photos.  There were long, long lines of cars coming to see the tulips and leaving also - but we have learned the roads that won't have  all the traffic from Seattle and British Columbia.

I'll just let you enjoy the flowers.


















It was a wonderful tour of the flowers.


25 comments:

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Gorgeous. Can't imagine being able to see this in real time. What beauty. Thank you for sharing your photo's.

The Furry Gnome said...

Those fields really are incredible! I've never seen anything like it!

Sara D.B. said...

All your photos are wonderful, but I like especially the collages you have made.
Thank you for sharing this amazing beauty!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Just magnificent!

Montanagirl said...

Absolutely stunning! You did a wonderful job of photographing them...so many beautiful colors and varieties!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fantastic flower pics, JoAnn!
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Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Ah, the beauty of blogging when one can sit at home and see all these tulips as shared through another's lens. Wow, what a sight!
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday JoAnn.

Marigene said...

Absolutely stunning photos, JoAnn! I have recently come to love tulips. I guess I just never gave them much thought until about 10 years ago. I am looking for some peony tulips...I think they are also called doubles.
Have a great week.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty sight to see, so many tulips and colors. Gorgeous images.. Have a happy week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That takes my breath away....awesome!!! Like nothing I've ever seen before! I'm so glad you had good weather to drive out there and take photos! It's something most of us will never get to see. Take care of yourself this week! I know you have a busy one planned. Sweet hugs, Diane

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the tulip fields.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Especially like the first photo with the stripe.
:) m & jb who is quick to point out she has some lovely stripes, too

Amy at love made my home said...

Such incredible beauty!! Thank you for taking us along! xx

Lochness Lass said...

stunning.....wow....wow...wow

thel day said...

Simply Beautiful. I have never seen so many tulips in one place. Thanks for sharing

thel day said...

My son lives is Vancouver drove up there last week with his family. He posted some gorgeous photos on FB also.

Lorrie said...

I've seen so many wonderful photos (like yours) of the tulip fields. One day we'll get down to see them. Stunning impact with all the colors and long rows of flowers.

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh my, what a beautiful display! My husband bought me a pack of five tulip bulbs which I planted along the border of the lot I am weeding, So far they are not looking a fraction that that healthy and may or may not be thinking of displaying flowers. I should walk over there and show them your pictures for a bit of inspiration.

Sylvia said...

JoAnn, What a wonderful collection of tulips! Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

Kay said...

Heaven! You're right - they look wonderful! Thanks for braving the crowds and sharing.It's a glorious display!

J said...

Utterly amazing! No wonder people back up for miles to see this sight, especially since it is so short lived. That first shot is breathtaking! It comes the closest to describing the impact that only being there in person must have. One thing surprises me, though. Considering the times I have planted tulips marked "red" and had PINK ones pop up, I'm impressed that I don't see any "stray puppies" among the solid color fields!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Such beauty! Thanks for visiting me! Karen

Donna said...

JoAnn how lucky you live close enough to this heaven...I have always wanted to see this in person...just amazing.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! Wouldn't 'my' deer have a grand time eating all those delicious tulips! What an amazing sight to see JoAnn. They are just gorgeous.

ann said...

Coming to you by way of Mosaic Monday. Oh what heaven to see acres and acres of tulips. They are so gorgeous. Exactly where are they?