Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Monday, March 28, 2016

Tulip Fields

Here we are -  back with the tulip fields.  Commercially grown for the bulbs, the tulips are allowed to bloom and then you have to be quick to see the fields before the flowers are lopped off.  Sometimes rainy weather interrupts the tulip viewing.  People come from all over Washington and the west coast - and even from other countries to see our spectacular flower fields.


Another view of a barn in front of tulip fields - from yesterday. Can you imagine enjoying the view from their house?
Because people come up from Seattle to see the tulip fields there are traffic jams on the narrow roads - this one went on for over 4 miles - fortunately we were going the other direction.  We locals know the side roads and back ways to get to the tulip fields and don't follow the Tulip Route Signs and avoid sitting in unbearable lines.  This line of cars was barely moving - probably less than 5 miles an hour.  They get backed up at the four-way stop signs on the country roads.
On another road this vintage car was behind us - a little blurry but we were approaching a curve and I wanted to get a shot in the rear-view mirror before the curve.  What a great way to tour the tulip fields.






 This is our favorite yard in Bellingham - every year we enjoy the view of their red tulips.
All colors - pinks, reds, purples, yellows and if you are lucky - white.

 Oops - daffodil bulbs left in 
the field from last year.

The azaleas are blooming too
Our grandson Jahn-Zyel, years ago, 
visiting the tulip fields.

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would like to visit these tulips fields too. They are so pretty, all the lovely colors. The traffic jams would not be ood though. Your grandson is adorable. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Small City Scenes said...

Tulip fields are always so beautiful.
MB

Jeanne is Running said...

Beautiful!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Gorgeous photos, JoAnn! Thank you so much for sharing!
Have a lovely new week!

Margaret Adamson said...

The Tulips are amazing and I love the way you quickly snapped that lovely old car

Lisa Kerner said...

I have seen the tulip fields of Holland, now these are next on my list of must sees. I actually want to spend an entire spring up in the PNW just for all the blooming flowers. Lovely, lovely photos... it looks as though you have a spectacular time.

Lisa @ LTTL (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

Brooke Neal said...

What beautiful flowers! It is a goal of mine to get to the Amsterdam tulip fields.

Donna said...

Oh I do want to see these tulips...they are on my list of 'must sees'...and oh those azaleas too!

Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

Marigene said...

What a stunning sight...just think of how many centerpieces those tulips could be sitting on! I would like to do one around the pink tulips...
I imagine traffic could be a little congested, good thing you know how to dodge it.
Have a great week, JoAnn.

Maggie said...

Love all those colours especially the pinks. Love to see them but wouldn't fancy those queues!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This was a treat to see the tulips through your lens, no wonder people line up to view the magnificent masses of colour.

The Furry Gnome said...

Incredible! What a unique time of year!

Pondside said...

Too, too gorgeous! One of these days I'll get down there. Your curly-haired grandson is adorable in the tulip field.

riitta k said...

The tulip fields are GORGEOUS!!!!

Kim said...

Photos filled with tulip gorgeousness! Oh how I would love to drive in that red vintage car along those pretty tulip-lined roads. Such a cute photo of Jahn-Zyel. You do live in a glorious part of the world, JoAnn!

Tom said...

gorgeous

Julie Fukuda said...

The rice store lady has two planters of beautiful tulips out front ... but she has to put them behind her gate each night because of the "tulip vandal" ... maybe the same guy who ripped mine to shreds last year. Good thing for those tulips he doesn't live there. They are so pretty ... and your little grandson is pretty as well.

J said...

Amazing! Love the picture of "little" Jahn - he was always a handsome young man!

Lori E said...

I have been by those fields many times. Unfortunately it was always post-lop off season lol.

I love flowers but would never sit in a lineup like that to see them. I would carry on to LaConner for some lunch and wine on a patio deck and watch the water go by.

bettyl-NZ said...

Wow! These colors are just amazing!