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.