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Friday, April 3, 2015

The Tulip Festival

Hello Cloud Friends! If you read my blog to see stitching, you might want to skip this one because today, I'm taking you to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! The Skagit Valley is a few hours north of Seattle.  The DH and I took the ferry and headed up there for the day.  It was beautiful.  There are between 400 and 700 acres planted with tulips.  Between 300,000 and 400,000 people come from around the world.  That's why we went on a cloudy Wed.!!! I can only imagine that sunny week-ends are impossible. The first thing I will show you are the fields.  I compare them to rainbows on the ground!



 Now, I will share some of our favorite combinations.



 Here are some individual favorites





I hope you enjoyed seeing photos of the Tulip Festival. Thanks for joining me.  I wish all of you a very Happy Easter!!!!

39 comments:

  1. WOW that is amazing!! Does it smell heavenly? I can't imagine there being that many people in one place - crazy!! Thanks for sharing - those pictures are gorgeous!

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  2. Wow! Just wow! So beautiful! blessings, marlene

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  3. Tulips are my favorite spring time flowers - such magnificence! The last simple little yellow one looks amazingly like an okra blossom.

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  4. What a fabulous adventure that you shared through pictures with us! Easter blessings to you!

    Robin in Virginia

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  5. happy easter barb! thanks so much for showing this! it is really something to see!

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  6. Such lovely pictures - and perfect for Easter weekend! My favorite is the first tulip picture mixed with what I think is grape hyacinth? Beautiful! Yesterday and today we had snow. Yuck.

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  7. Oh. My. Gosh. How beautiful!!

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  8. An overcast day is prefect for taking pictures! What a lovely sight!

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  9. Gorgeous. I can't imagine how beautiful and overwhelming it must look in real life! Thank you for sharing your photos. Happy Easter to you too.

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  10. Gorgeous. I can't imagine how beautiful and overwhelming it must look in real life! Thank you for sharing your photos. Happy Easter to you too.

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  11. Beautiful, I would love to see the tulips in Holland in the spring................one year.

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  12. What a wonderful place to visit, so much colour and beauty. Happy Easter.

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  13. Beautiful!
    I can't imagine how many Tulips are there.
    So colorful.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Happy Easter!
    Marilyn

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  14. What a colour fest! My son just came back from Holland and said there was not single bloom to be seen. Lucky you! Irene xxx

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  15. Fabulous! Wish I was there! Happy Easter

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  16. How beautiful! Happy Easter!

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  17. Beautiful to see that we have such beauty a little closer to home (relatively speaking) and that the appreciation for the tulip and all the other spring lovlies is truly taken root on a grand scale outside of Holland and the Netherlands! Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter!

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  18. It looks a beautiful place. Happy Easter.

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  19. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

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  20. Wonderful !!!
    Thank you for mediation!

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  21. So beautiful and colorful flowers:)

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  22. Zdrowych, spokojnych Świąt spędzonych w rodzinnej atmosferze.

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  23. I've seen pictures from so many friends who've visited the Skagit Valley this week and I could never tire of looking at them! Some day I really have to get over there during tulip season for myself!

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  24. What a beautiful tulip pictures !
    Happy Easter.

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  25. We tried two times to visit the tulip festival, one sheriff turned us to the wrong road, said something about too many cars, we ended up in La Conner, we saw plenty of tulips and had an amazing lunch in a tiny place, the owner closed up poured me some more hot water for tea grabbed me another fresh tea bag, all for $5.00 a piece a lovely fish and chips and drink for my hubs and lots of tea for me..The fish and chips were plenty and yummy, the fries lovely and huge bowl of coleslaw for us both..he left to go fishing in his fishing boat, we walked all over and decided the tulip festival is SO OVER RATED, THE PEOPLE WERE PUSHING LIKE CRAZY FROM TOUR BUSES AND IT GOT HOT FOR A NY MINUTE AND LONG LINES TO GET IN AT $5.00 EACH! No thank you, we will skip it we got to see tons of tulips for free at and near La Conner, and my hubs of 41 years got me two pots of them in La Conner after I mentioned the brouha ha in Mt. Vernon, we got purple and a lovely shade of pink for $5.00 for two huge pots a lady just said pick what you want in front of her shop..I like La Conner better the people are nicer and no tons of people rushing around and being yahoos, this was on March 29, 2015 early sunday morning..no thank you!

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  27. Thanks for sharing Barb! Gorgeous pictures! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers! 🌷

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  28. Wow ! Love all these tulip photos!

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  29. I bet the smell there was heavenly! Didn't you just want to run through the fields? How beautiful!

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  30. I bet the smell there was heavenly! Didn't you just want to run through the fields? How beautiful!

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  31. What a gorgeous sight, Barb! I'm still waiting for anything at all to bloom here in PA!! Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend :)

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  32. What a beautiful set of photos..thank you for sharing them.

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  33. Wow! Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Hello

    Just found you.
    What stunning tulip photos, just so pretty!
    Your stitching is beautiful x

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  35. Hello

    Just found you.
    What stunning tulip photos, just so pretty!
    Your stitching is beautiful x

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  36. Thank you, Barb, for sharing all these wonderful pictures. It must have been so wonderful to visit there and see all the great colourful flowers with your own eyes.

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  37. Tulip festivals are so lovely. We have a big one here in Melbourne in the spring, too. Lovely pics.

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