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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Purple and Pink Dream

Today was THE DAY.

Do you remember my post Yellow Seas ? Following a pattern, I was supposed to call this post Red-Yellow-Pink-Purple Seas.

Three weeks ago, fields of daffodils looked like huge yellow seas. Tulips were not ready yet.

Today, 26th Skagit Valley Tulip Festival was in its best.

I'll leave red and yellow tulip fields for later.

Purple and pink were my favorite.

This Festival is a tourist destination in Washington State.

More than 1 million visitors...

Over 300 acres of daffodil and tulip fields...

The host city for the Tulip Festival is Mount Vernon. It is the hub for the Skagit county’s bulb growing industry.

Festival includes nurseries walks, art shows, air show, live music, etc., etc.

I hope you enjoy these images. As always, click on the pictures to make them larger. Then, click Back to return to this page.

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  1. Just gorgeous. Thanks.

  2. My dear!In my heart of hearts somebody is singing the song of Sunny Valley...Glen Miller may be...

  3. You're making me sick and wishing to take the next plane to see the tulips' fields! :):)

    Thank again for sharing, waiting for the red and yellow ones!

  4. Beautiful Tulips! Those fields of
    Tulips and Daffodils is like a dream.

  5. Someday we need to drive up for the festival. It looks just gorgeous.

  6. Hi Tatyana,
    OMG...these photos are AMAZING! I would love to see that in person some day! I can't wait for the red and yellow but I think the pink/purples are my favorite too!
    Btw, I forgot to mention, you get to pass on your award to 5 lucky blogs..just added the note on my post..sorry!

  7. I just may have to become on of those tourists. What a sight to see! I love color but that is massive color right in front! Love it:-D

  8. I was at the tulip fields three years ago, came home went online, and ordered 250 tulip, daffodil and crocus bulbs.

  9. I love going up there, I hope we might make it in the next couple of weeks. I've heard they should be in bloom through Mother's Day. Great pictures.

  10. How enchanting! You just relax into those photos.

  11. They wook wonderful and such excellent photos.

  12. That looks like a beautiful festival. Pinks are purples are so wonderful and varied. I try not to discriminate against the other colors, but they are two of my favorites!

  13. To see these tulip fields in full flower must be one of the natural gardening wonders of the world. The power of the massed colours is stunning.

  14. Wow, Tatyana! Lucky you to see these first-hand. I was just marveling today at all the nice tulip beds our village landscapers have put in, but they look puny next to this! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  15. Oh my, I cannot even imagine seas of tulips like in your pictures. The fields are so gorgeous.

  16. Did it take your breath away? It did for me, just looking at the pictures.

  17. Now there's a sea I wouldn't mind being lost in. Absolutely beautiful. No wonder there are so many visitors.

  18. Love this virtual visit, Tatyana. Thank you for bringing the blogging community along! Alice

  19. Wow, that is just amazing!

  20. Beautiful!

  21. What a beautiful thing. Thanks so much for sharing. I read somewhere that it takes something like 7 years for a tulip from seed to get big enough to flower.

  22. I can't decide which I like best, the red and yellow or the pink and purple. In my own garden I must prefer pink and purple, but the red and yellow certainly had a wow factor too!

  23. I never imagined such a sight. Just breathtaking.

  24. I just came across your blog and this was the first entry I saw! How gorgeous!!! I got to the Tulip festival every year, and it never ceases to amaze me : )


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