It is time for tulips in NW Washington State - millions of them are grown for market every year - some for cut flowers - most for bulbs. So the viewing time is short - a few weeks ago there were no blooms - and this past week we drove down to see them and some of the fields had already been dead-headed, so the bulbs can grow strong and healthy for sales next year. By this coming weekend I'm sure a lot more will be gone.
Fields of every color you can imagine.
The light was perfect, almost sunset, the evening we drove through the tulip fields
Blankets of color
Every year we see fields with yellow tulips with a few red ones. These seem to be the only colors that we find mixed. They don't plant tulips in the same fields two years in a row, so the red ones are not leftovers. Not sure why it is just the yellow tulip fields that have stray ones here and there.
So many shades of color!
A tulip field in full bloom
And after the flowers have been cut off and dropped into the pathways
And that day there was a lovely daytime moon. The sky was so blue. This was taken from our deck, Nikon COOLPIX P600 camera - with a tripod.