Oh what a glorious Saturday my sisters and I enjoyed on a 10 hour outing north to Mount Vernon and La Conner and then beyond to Whidbey Island over Deception Pass and south the whole length of the island. In this post I’m showing the fields of daffodils we enjoyed. But…first things first, when visiting tulip or daffodils fields it is good to don your mud boots!
I was happy to be able to come up with 3 pairs of good mucking boots/shoes and borrowed the fourth pair from our DIL.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
From Mt. Vernon we traveled a short distance to La Conner for lunch and shopping. I’ll share some photos of our time there next. It was great to have leisurely time together to share about the challenges my oldest sister faces in caring for our dear old pop and the life changes my sister Vera faces in widowhood and moving out of the home she shared with her husband Nick. It’s good to let the tears roll freely and also to be able to laugh heartily with each other. Just for the record…we sisters have four brothers, too.
Before April slips away I wanted to share a couple of barns from the Skagit Valley, The Tulip Capital of Washington State!
This barn has been converted into a Deli/store.
It’s right off the interstate at the exit I take to go to La Conner and to the tulip festival.
Another barn on my usual route. The yellow you see in the background are rows of daffodils.
Can’t remember if I showed this Mt. Vernon beauty before.
Since I mentioned the fact that this area is our tulip capital I’ll leave you with one more photo of the tulip fields from this area last year…
I’m linking up at Rose Street Reflections for Amy’s Barn Collective #29.
I’m happy to report while visiting our son in Eastern Washington a few weekends back we saw many barns that I’ll be able to share in the future.
April is winding down and we are on the 2 month countdown to our son’s wedding. Fun times ahead. How is spring shaping up in your corner of the woods? I heard some of you got another snow fall!!
There’s a little white church in the valley
That stands in my memory each day
And it seems I can hear the bells now ringing
Though I am many miles away
And many times in church on Sunday morning
That whole countryside would gather there
They would all kneel down by the altar
As they lifted up their voice in prayer
Oh the church in the valley that little white church
Is the place I love so well
Now I’m sad and lonely yes I’m sad and lonely
For that little white church in the dell
They would sing the old song Rock of Ages
Oh Christ let me hide myself in thee
And I know some of them are now waiting
Just o’er the dark and stormy sea
I know that troubles all are ended
And happy forever they will be
They are waiting and watching up yonder
For the coming home of you and me
I took these series of photos in April of 2012. When we travel to La Conner or to Mount Vernon, Washington State to see the tulip fields we take the road that runs right next to this church. Fir-Conway Lutheran Church met first in a smaller building built in 1896. This larger building was dedicated in 1916. You can read it’s history here.
I’m linking to InSPIREd Sunday hosted by Beth and Sally. I’m also linking to Sunlit Sunday at My Little Home and Garden since this little white church is enjoying the sun.
Donna’s personal Photo challenge this month is Close-Up/Macro. I just happened to take some photos of the inside of the tulips my daughter and I bought at Roozengaarde Tulip Farms in Mt. Vernon, Washington and decided to join in the fun. The Skagit Valley Tulip festival is on during the month of April.
We were truly in awe of the details of God’s creation in these tulips. The color blue inside this one was such a sweet surprise. My daughter pointed it out to me and I grabbed my camera. We bought 4 bunches of tulips and got a 5th bunch free, 5 bunches for $20.
I have to also add one I took of my apple blossoms yesterday at dusk.
I used my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 on the intelligent auto setting.
Hope to get around and see everyone’s photos between mowing the lawn and barbecuing today.