Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Acres and Acres of Tulips...

Mean only one thing, it's Tulip Festival time here in Skagit Valley.

Every year, beginning on April 1 Skagit Valley hosts the Tulip Festival for the month. Normally, the tulips bloom by the second week of April. But this year, the tulips bloomed early.

Aren't they beautiful? There are literally acres and acres of color as far as the eye can see.

The picture above was taken during the Tulip Festival in a previous year, but the effect can be seen every year.

There are several events occuring during the festival, including a street fair in downtown Mount Vernon. Bus loads of tourists visit the participating farms solely for the purpose of taking pictures of the beautiful blooms.

So, if you're planning on visiting the area to see the tulips this year, you might want to play your visit early so as not to miss the blooms.

11 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow how very beautiful!

Carol Conway-Fleisher said...

Where is this? The tulips are beautiful! I love tulips. They are my favorite flower. Thanks for sharing.

taylorsoutback said...

A feast for the eye - Thank you for providing such a gorgeous image to this winter weary Wisconsinite!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Great photos - we went down two weekends ago - the color was just starting.

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

WOW that's beautiful!! Thank you for sharing it!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

how awesome would that be....do they have a guard present so people are cutting them and taking them, it would be so tempting

QuiltedSimple said...

oh this is absolutely lovely
kris

Myra said...

Awesome! If it weren't for those mountains in the background I'd think I was in Holland! 8-)
Thanks for sharing!

Sonnja said...

Beautiful!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn
Bear from the Netherlands

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures. I had heard about your beautiful tulips and now I see them. I was in Washington state last summer. What a beautiful area!

Roberta said...

OH MY! How very beautiful! I never seen so many tulips! Amazing! Thanks for posting the photos!