Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Tiptoe. . .

through the tulips" - that's just what we did on Wednesday this week. We drove up to Skagit county to see all the tulips, meeting most of the rest of our family for the tour. The day was cold and blustery, but not uncomfortable. We never actually got rained on until the end, and that was about 10 drops!

We walked the circumference of this field. It was all one field of tulips - probably millions of tulips! What a wonderful sight. It took us about an hour to walk around it, but that was taking lots of photos.

We had lunch at a nice little cafe with great sandwiches, then we went to an art show by local artists that was in a barn (not the one pictured!). I found a watercolor that just had to come home with me.

I was really impressed by how beautiful the sky was that day. I could see why all the artists had to paint it. It really reminded me of a European sky - it looked like the sky in the old Masters' oil paintings. So much so that it didn't look real - it looked painted. I hope my photos will help you see what I mean.

Then we went off on a little drive and ended up on Camano Island. DH had to go see the water - he misses the ocean. Well, we saw the Sound but it was close enough.

I'll leave you to enjoy the photos and, as always, click on the small picture to see it bigger.

1 comment:

  1. I miss Washington state soooo much! Thanks for the gorgeous pictures.
    DH and I were at these same tulip fields last year around Easter (April 9TH I think) and it was breathtaking! Pictures are gorgeous but they don't compare to the beauty of being there. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pix.


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