Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring in Skagit Valley

Every April farmlands around little town of Mount Vernon lure thousands of visitors from near and far. Everybody wants to see the hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, irises, hyacints, and other spring flowers blooming on local fields and gardens loudly announcing that spring finaly arrived to Pacific NW.

Despite the fact the weather was not looking friendly on Wednesday morning, we went ahead with our plan to enjoy the fields in their mid-week solitude and to our surprise soon after we left Everett, the sky got lighter and later we entered the perfect spring day.

The fields were shining in bright colors of orange, red, yellow, pink and purplish and presented numerous possibilities for great photos. Between the two major attractions of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - The Tulip Town and Roozengaarde, we could admire more than 80 diferent varieties of tulips and many more other flowers. It was incredible and I really can't wait to see some of the bulbs I bought for my garden bloom in fall.

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