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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tulips and Trees: The Union. (Skagit Valley, WA. Part 4)

Petals and limbs, young and old, fragile and strong, light and dark, small and big, fine and rough, colorful and sublime, 'here & now vs forever', beauty and the beast... They are so different. Nevertheless, trees and flowers are united in a moving, touching show created by RoozenGaarde tulip growers.

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There are more pictures from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, WA,  in three previous Tulip posts.

***Copyright 2012 TatyanaS

26 comments:

  1. Hello Tatyana so so beautiful and such a pleasure

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    1. Tulip growers their did a wonderful job!

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  2. Just magnificant tulips and the trees make them look almost unreal. In my area many tulip varieties do not come back or if they do the color and size can be different. I just think of them as annuals now and enjoy them for the season.

    Eileen

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  3. I am leaving this comment and then voting for ya. Do you make note cards with these fabulous tulip and trees photos? I would buy 2 sets, one to keep and one to send to treasured people.

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    1. Terra, thank you! Tell me please, what are your favorites.

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  4. Hi Tatyana, incredible photos. I think my favorite is the shot of the perfect pink circle of blooms around the tree. Wonderful lines. Their gardens are just immaculate. Cheers, Jenni

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    1. Jenni, I had a tough time leaving that place!

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  5. Tulips in trees!!! That's a first, I had never seen that before. Gorgeous pictures again Tatyana.

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    1. They chose a great setting for their display garden, didn't they?

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  6. I've never been lucky enough to see so many tulips in person so thanks for all the photos you've been posting Tatyana. Just amazing. I really marvel at them growing up in the trees! or are they in pots tucked under the moss?? Whichever, it catches your eye because it's so unexpected.

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    1. Kathleen, this is a million dollar question! Now, I am curious, too! I will try to find an answer!!!

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  7. There's so much character on those trees, coupled with those stunning tulip displays makes for a truly wonderful sight! Great photography!

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    1. This was the best part, in my opinion, of the RoozenGaarde display garden!

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  8. Tatyana, I've followed this series of posts and thank you! I've picked up so many ideas from your fabulous photos - thanks for sharing them with us. These gardens are truely something VERY special!

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    1. I am SO glad you liked it, Christine!

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  9. I loved your tulips shots! I was there too during spring break. It's such a lovely place to visit. Check out my travelswith blog and you can see my pics...similar to yours! Thanks for bringing lots of color into my day!

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    1. Linnea, it looks like you had a sunny day there!

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  10. OH Tatyana, it's a match made in heaven, tulips and trees! I don't think I've ever seen anything quite so beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Robin, thank you! It was unbelievably beautiful, even dramatic! I didn't want to leave that place, honestly...

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  11. In the past I have heard some people say they are not so fond of Tulips, they haven't seen this!

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  12. very interesting combination of crude, moss-grown branches and trunks and soft, moss-grown, colorful tulips. Thank you, Tatiana!

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  13. Tatyana, capturing the trees with the tulips is pure genius. What an amazing time of year it must be there! Someday perhaps we'll get to see it. We have friends in Vancouver who drive down for it and have mentioned it but never sent a picture. (Probably afraid if we saw a photograph we'd be on their doorstep for the duration LOL.) Actually, that's a joke... they've invited us several times but they aren't photographers and that adage, a picture is worth a thousand words... well they would have saved themselves a lot of breath with a single picture. What you've captured in each of your posts about this festival is amazing!

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  14. A feast for the eyes...beautiful! I love tulip displays. They seem to be the birth of spring, the emergence of blooms and color. Thank you for these lovely photos.

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  15. Beautiful!!! I must plan a spring vacation next year and head north!

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  16. didelis aciu uz nuostabia ekskursija! seni medziai ir jauni spalvingi ziedai, geras derinys.. nuostabios foto! sekmes

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