We're back from two weeks in West Virginia - visiting our son, daughter-in-law and grandson Donnie. What fun we had - the weather was wonderful - except for the one day when it snowed. But otherwise it was delightful - much warmer than we are getting here in NW Washington - but the warmer weather is supposed to be here next week.
The plane rides were long - the layovers even longer - 7 hours layover in Seattle after flying just 30 minutes from Bellingham. Two and a half hours in Charlotte, NC and finally West Virginia. Coming home we had 26 minutes between flights in Charlotte and boarded our plane with one minute to spare - nice flight to Seattle though, new,wider plane - bigger seats, but by the time we'd been flying for 6 hours everyone was ready to be done. Rainy and cold in Seattle - home by 1 a.m. - and in bed by 2 a.m. - then awake on WV time at 7 a.m.. Lots of naps the first couple days - and we are almost back to normal - though I'm not sure what normal is sometimes.
Our first full day home we headed down to the tulip fields - hoping to see the flowers before they were done blooming - and we weren't disappointed.
Oh - you wanted to see a picture of Donnie first? I thought you would. Waiting for breakfast at Bob Evans in Ohio
He is a Handy Manny Cowboy Pirate - love the imagination.
And now on to the tulip fields
Yellow and Pink Tulips - with a strip of land that is someone's back yard (complete with young apple tree) in between the fields
The yellow tulips were visible from a very long distance - they almost glowed
One of my favorites
The fields go on for miles and miles - with signs directing you down certain roads - the signs say "Tulip Route"
So many red tulips
The fields are not planted to tulips every year - this is a field that has grass growing in it - but a few bulbs escaped from last year and are dotting the field
It was a very windy day - these yellow tulips with a hint of pink were dancing in the wind
We'd never seen so many purple tulips before
Coloring easter eggs - waiting to get started
The yards in Skagit Valley are filled with tulips
Yellow tulips everywhere!
When the tulips reach full bloom the flowers are then cut off so the bulbs can grow to the proper size for sale.
This is the first year we've seen the space between the rows filled with the flower heads
Another beautiful yard
It had been raining earlier in the day and the droplets were still on these pink tulips
Taking a ride in his red car
Have you seen any spectacular flowers lately? We are so fortunate to live in this area of great beauty.