Monday, May 28, 2012

Skagit Valley Tulips


On April 23 my wife and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Skagit Valley to see the tulips at Roozengaarde's and in the fields of the other bulb growers.  Actually we went twice.  In Early April (the 2nd), starved for some color and over-eager to see the area, we made a trip to see the daffodil fields in bloom.  We had been hiking earlier in the day and spent the afternoon, as the weather cleared, in the Skagit Valley.  Pictures are from that trip, worthwhile but short for lack of time, are at this link: http://ronaldhanko-orchidhunter.blogspot.com/2012/04/skagit-valley-daffodils.html

The April 23rd trip was made at the height of the tulip festival and we had good weather but huge crowds and busy roads to contend with, which made the trip somewhat less pleasant.  Roozengaarde's was crowded, especially as the day wore on, and there must have been a million dollars worth of camera equipment there.  We stayed a good part of the day,. however, and I came home with nearly a thousand pictures.  I am going to post only a few, however, mainly of the fields and gardens.






























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