Monday, April 25, 2011

Tulip Jam

Take 1 cup of sugar, 3 tablespoons of ...., no not that kind of jam! Easter weekend Wayne and I took Mom out for a day trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. It's an annual event that lasts the entire month of April. We picked it for Mom because she could enjoy the beautiful blooms from the comfort of the front seat of her Buick Park Avenue.

Where tulip fields met the two lane country roads, cars slowed down and pulled off on the shoulders, jamming everything up. Kids and adults alike scampered out to see the beautiful fields of colour. And we couldn't have picked a better day for it.

There are still a few days left. Head out to the Skagit Valley before the blooms are cut. You see, these are bulb not flower producing fields. -- Margy

2 comments:

  1. I knew from your title what I would find here, Margy. Doesn't it seem a shame that they mow down the blooms so they can harvest the bulbs? But it's so beautiful while it lasts.
    We were in The Netherlands early in the spring, just in time to see fields of tulips and daffodils start to bloom. So glad your mother got to see the Skagit Valley festival in comfort.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. I hope to one day to visit. I can't really imagine what it's like to see fields and fields of tulips, must be amazing.

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