On Tuesday I made a morning trip to the Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley right here in Washington State. The weather was right and my day was free so I hopped in the car and headed an hour north. I’m starting my photo sharing with the pink tulips…
You don’t have to go to Holland to have a wonderful tulip field experience. There were rows and rows of pink, red, purple, yellow and some variegated varieties.
“The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30. Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. The tulips allow us to share our corner of the world and showcase Skagit Valley agriculture.”
Wednesday was a semi productive day around this old house. I cleaned out some mystery broth from the freezer and used up our frozen ham leftovers from Easter to make a big pot of Split Pea Soup. I bought rubarb for the first time from a farm stand in Skagit Valley after visiting the tulip fields and made a coffee cake. I’ll share the recipe on MGCC soon. Sounds like our 2 days of sunshine are coming to an end. How is your week going?
17 thoughts on “Tickled Pink…”
Finally, we are getting warmer weather this week. It’s definitely spring hiking weather. Those tulips are gorgeous!
Beautiful!!! What a perfect day 🙂
Thanks Ellen – I needed that hit of pink tulips today – so beautiful! So jealous of your fresh rhubarb already – ours is just starting to peek through.
What gorgeous color! I’ve always wanted to go to Holland to see the tulips; but, maybe I have a better chance making it to Skagit Valley. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Those fields of tulips are stunning. Pink is my favourite colour for tulips! I’m wondering how the farmers keep the deer out – they love the flowers.
I was noticing that the rhubarb is ready, here, too. Perhaps a fool for dinner would be good. Today I’m planning to sew a little, clean a little, and prepare for the Bible study I’m leading tonight.
Hope your day is just fine.
WOW, those fields of tulips are so beautiful. We’re holding our breath that the up and down temps don’t dip too low and freeze off flowering tree buds, not quite ready to open yet or damage other flowers popping up. But we are rejoicing mightily for all the rain we are finally getting after 2 dry years. I found a new farmers market 35 miles from us that I am looking forward to when the season starts around here. I LOVE rhubarb, so I’m hoping this one will have some. It seems to be a hard product to find around here.
Gorgeous, God’s artwork!
OH, my gosh…that’s gorgeous!!!! I am a tulip freak, and PINK ONES?!?!?!??!?! WOW!!!! Beautiful!!! I’ve never seen so many all together like that at once!!!!
How beautiful! I love the field of PINK! I see no stray tulips in the field! A friend was there last Sunday and she posted a yellow field with one, single red tulip. Quaint. I can just about see my dad’s house from there… Enjoy your day!
I have a few shots with the one stray in the midst of the pack. I’ll be sharing them sometime. I should have shouted out a greeting to your dad. 🙂
Beautiful pictures, Ellen! Takes me back to the kind of day we met you!
We have no tulip fields in my corner so I look forward to you West Coast gals sharing. Exquisite photos!
Our news is all Boston all the time so it’s been a challenging week. Lots of stories. On a personal level, I got the fridge cleaned out today where I found a few mystery items. Ahem. They got the boot…
You took such great photos, Ellen. Funny thing, I am going to the tulip festival in Woodburn, Oregon tomorrow on my day off. I have been waiting and waiting to do this, so I hope it’s a nice day… I don’t think the Oregon one is as big as the Skagit Valley one.
I love tulips…but I also remember meeting you there for the first time…and it was special.
Like the others said…that’s where we first met. What good memories! Your pic’s are beautiful!
What a sight!
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