Spring Tulip Festival 2016

Reposting this because it’s tulip time here in the valley. And due to circumstances beyond my control, I don’t know if I’ll be able to get over to the gardens and fields for tulip photos this year. Enjoy!

Life Is A Journey... Not A Guided Tour

Every April, the county where in live in Washington state celebrates the advent of spring with a Tulip Festival. It runs the entire month, but the flowers come up and bloom in their own time. This year they were on the early side, with the large fields in full bloom just before the official start of the festival on April 1.

By mid month, the flowers in the fields were topped (by hand).

My favorite tulip viewing garden is about a half hour’s drive away, and is hand planted every year with about a million bulbs. It’s an amazing sight to behold with the incredible variety of tulips and other spring bulbs. The different colors, sizes, petal shapes and configurations are mind-blowing. Most of these are not fragrant, but a very few are. I think the only tulips I don’t care for are the fringed petal ones. They just seem weird…

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About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a twice gifted 15 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager and going through a spontaneous Kundalini Awakening.
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10 Responses to Spring Tulip Festival 2016

  1. candidkay says:

    Gorgeous then and now . . .

  2. I love to see these pictures. Good job, Susan. Bob

  3. It’s on my to do list over the next week. Just got home and almost missed it. That would make me so sad! Loved this post last year, and this year it inspires me. 🙂

  4. Eli Pacheco says:

    My favorites are the ones in the tree, and also the yellow with red tops. They look like reverse flames! What an incredible display.

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