Monday, April 21, 2008

Tulip Farms

We just got back from western Washington where I hosted the Sonlight booth at the Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference. The event was Thursday evening, all day Friday, and until 4:15 Saturday. I had told my husband that I wanted to visit the bulb farms in Mount Vernon (north of Seattle) if daylight allowed that evening. It was snowing off and on... and just an hour before sunset... when we got to the farms, but I just loved seeing all the "lilies of the field" in their springtime "array"...

The first field we passed was daffodils...

We could see red, pink, and fuschia tulips in the distance...

We got a little closer to this field...



Red tulips with yellow ones in the distance...

These next pictures were taken from the front lawn of a nursery (which was closed that late in the evening). If it hadn't been so cold and wet (and getting dark) I could have wandered around enjoying the flowers for an hour!





This inspires me to plant a bunch of bulbs next fall, doesn't it you?

I love the early spring bulb flowers. I think because they are so vivid after months of winter drab... and because they don't last long they are such a treat.

7 comments:

Erin Sleme said...

Those fields are so pretty.

Farrah said...

Beautiful Karla! I would love to visit the tulip fields! :-)

Carole said...

Tulips and daffodils are my favorites, Karla. Thank you for sharing those pictures.

For my Christmas gift, my husband planted spring bulbs that can be viewed from both my kitchen window and the window over my desk. This is the best gift he could ever have come up with!

A Romantic Porch said...

Karla, Those pictures are unbelievable breathtaking. Thanks for sharing the amazing photos. Love,RAchel

pse said...

I love the tulips. Looks like they didn't mind the snow and cold.
Glad you got to see them.

e-Mom said...

Spectacular! We've been there too, but it's been several years. Thanks for the reminder! :~D

Joyce said...

Awwww.......GEORGEOUS flowers.....what a great homeschool trip. Or for anytime actually. I would have LOVED to see all that. Glad that you all went.....and took photos! HA!
Joyce