Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, 1 of 3

Washington’s Skagit Valley is located roughly 70 miles north of Seattle and is an agricultural region that partly specializes in tulips and flower seeds. Tulips grown in the area are celebrated throughout the month of April with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. While there are local events such as art shows, a wine festival, and a Kiwani’s salmon barbeque, the festival is largely a free self-paced drive along fields of tulips and daffodils.

We visited in late April last year in an attempt to avoid the soggy weather that had plagued us for months and continued well into April. We succeeded in finding a sunny day, but the downside was that some fields had already been plowed under. There were still tulips, but no fields of blooming daffodils. Drat.

This was my first real outing with the camera I now use, which is to say I think I’d do things differently today.

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10 thoughts on “Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, 1 of 3”

  1. OMG this is amaaaaaazing! how beautiful! and how dutch… 🙂
    i once wrote a post about tulips and found out about this festivals in the us. really very funny. did you get some?
    dont get the 2-color ones, they actually have a disease (a virus that changes their DNA giving it the nice colors), they last less long…. 🙂

  2. I’ll say again, it’s SO gorgeous! I’m so glad you decided to join us and share at ‘Weekly Top Shot.’ 🙂 I hope you’ll come share again next week…

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