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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tulip Festival

Hi there cloud friends.  Today I want to share some pictures we took last week when we went to the Tulip Festival.  Normally, this festival is held during the entire month of April. This year everything has been so very early that most of  the tulips are gone now.  We were lucky to get up there before the heat that we are now having.  This week has broken all the records for temps over 80 during the month of April.  That's just too hot for the tulips.
I have been working on lots of stitching but that's for another post.  I hope you enjoy the tulips!

 The fields look like a rainbow on the ground.
 




 There is a wonderful garden demonstrating all the different kinds of tulips.

 The garden also mixes the tulips with other pretty Spring bulbs.



Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you are all experiencing a nice spring if it is that season in your part of the world!

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colours Barb,tulips really are very pretty flowers,thank you for posting your pictures.
    We are having some lovely sunny days at the moment,but woke to sun and frost this morning!

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  2. It is so wonderful to see all of the fields of tulips - we have quite a famous one up in the Dandenong ranges every Spring, too.

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  3. I'd love to have seen the tulips, but it was not to be. I have a big pot on the front step and the pink tulips in it make me happy whenever I come up the steps. I like the photos of the mixed plantings - all that glorious colour!

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  4. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tulips photos.

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  5. I was waiting for your post on this. :)
    The Tulips are sure;y beautiful.
    Such a simple, pretty flower.
    Love the jagged-edge pink one.
    Sorry to hear it's so hot already.
    We had 2 warm days here, now a lot of rain.
    Marilyn

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  6. The tulips are beautiful, you had a wonderful colorful day:)

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  7. Stunning!! I've always wanted to go and see colourful tulip fields!! You are so lucky.

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  8. So, so beautiful!! I just love tulips, they remind me of my grandma who had loads of tulips alongside her house. If I try to plant them, the rabbits and squirrels dig them up. I have never had luck with them, but thank you for sharing! So beautiful!

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  9. Gorgeous! We are just beginning to get our spring flowers here.

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  10. It was just too hot here this spring and our tulips didn't do well at all so I love seeing your photos, Barb. So many varieties and colors--it must be wonderful to see them in person!

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  11. I'm so glad you were able to get up to the Skagit Valley to see the tulips!! One day when the business is running the way we want it to, we'll be able to get away to see things like that. The tulips are definitely on my bucket list!

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  12. Barb: I am happy you made it to the festival, tulips are so beautiful, I only wish they bloomed all summer.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  13. The tulips are fantastic!!! That heat needs to skeedaddle.

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  14. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers and have just started to bloom in this area.

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  15. So pretty. We have Schreiner's Iris garden which we can see on trip on I-5. http://www.schreinersgardens.com/

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  16. I juts love tulips with their various forms and colours. Going through such tulip fields must be pure therapy for the soul. I think I have to go and dig out a tulip design from my stash and stitch it, lol.

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  17. Wow, what a lot of beautiful tulips. I forget there are so many different kinds these days. Ours are delayed due to unseasonably cold temperatures, nothing opened yet. BUT soon! Love your cross stitch too, btw.

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  18. Spring is such a very beautiful time of year. What a treat it must have been to visit the tulip fields.
    Margaret

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