Loooooootttts of Tulips....

April 30, 2014



I got your May flowers a bit early!

So there is this place an hour or so away from us in the Skagit Valley that has a ginormous tulip festival every year. We haven't been since Julia was 3 ~ so this year seemed like a good time to go. I saw ominous dark cloud after ominous dark cloud on the drive up there and screeched to Andrew the entire time - "It looks like raaaaaaiiiin! Doesn't it look like rain? Oh look at those clouds! We're driving INTO those dark, black clouds!"

But despite the clouds, it didn't rain. I consider this place a real life Land of Oz. ARE YOUR RETINAS BURNING FROM ALL THAT COLOR? I will tell you right now.....I did not touch the saturation or do anything to boost the color you're seeing in any way. Imagine fields and fields of nothing but neon bright color. That's what this place is. It's incredible.

We also bought some amazing fudge for my mom, because she loves fudge so much. And then Julia and I (mostly me) ate it all. She'll never know....

Are you freaking out over these tulips? I can't get over this place. How do they grow so many tulips???? Wizards and fairies were obviously involved.

That very first photo? I'm thinking of blowing that bad boy up and hanging it on my wall. If it blows up nicely, I'll offer it for sale as a print, if anyone wants a giant retina burning patch of tulips on their wall.....email me if you're interested!




15 comments:

  1. I was scrolling down, enjoying all the color (because we have NOTHING yet here in Wisconsin), when I was stopped by the black and white one of Julia looking back through the tulips. So adorable. Looks like you guys had a great day.

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    1. Andrew was like, get out of the tulip fields! we weren't exactly supposed to be in the rows of tulips. naughty little tulip frolickers, that's what we are. I saw 10 other mommies with their kids in the tulip rows doing the same thing, so that means it was ok. hehe

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  2. Wowza! I can't believe you guys were the only ones there - it's gorgeous. We have a place in our area called Daffodil Hill. I haven't been there in years, but it has a similar feel. Yellow EVERYWHERE. You really do feel as though you've been transported to some magical land. xoxo

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    1. ha ha ha! we weren't the only ones there! that's called selective camera aiming!! tee hee. but there weren't hordes of folks, which was nice. The red fields always remind me of the poppy fields in the Wizard of Oz.......:)

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  3. Your photos are beautiful Melissa! You should definitely blow that first one into a nice big picture and frame it! They do remind me of the Wizard of Oz!

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    1. Thanks sweet Cherie! I'm telling you, when you see these tulip fields in person, your jaw just falls open. So incredible!

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  4. Holy moly! Those are some tulips! I LOVE the pictures of J in the tulips. The hiding picture, the running picture... too wonderful!

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    1. we got fussed at each time by Mr. Andrew! :) 'Get out of the tulips!' such bad little tulip rule followers. Clearly doesn't understand the importance of the child/tulip photo op.....:)

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  5. Gorgeous.
    I btw want to dive into that first picture.

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    1. kinda looks like candy, huh. imagine fields of edible candy flowers.

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  6. That's the kind of spring day I live for! The colors!

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    1. aren't they just amazing??? if anything, the colors are MORE vivid in real life!

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  7. Tulips are like my most favorite flower in the WORLD. These photos are STUNNING! :D

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    1. oh thank you so so so much!!! you're so kind!! they really are the happiest flowers aren't they?

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  8. WHAT THE?!? These pix are WHOA! I love them! I'm way behind on my beloved blogs and I'm scanning posts I've missed and then I see these! WHOA! beautiful!

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