Tulips

29 04 2008

If you live in the Pacific Northwest and you own a camera, it’s inevitable that you make a trip to the Skagit valley tulip fields in the spring. This year, some friends and I started driving at 4:30 AM Saturday morning to make it to the fields by the 6:00 AM sunrise. Yes, it was a little insane, but I think it was worth it.

Tulps and Poplar

Sunrise

It wound up being an beautiful, sunny day.

As Far as the Eye can See

While we were there, a work crew showed up to harvest flowers. It’s kind of weird to remember that these tulips are a crop, like corn or wheat.

Armfuls of Flowers

Later that morning, the kids showed up. Alex got to run in the sunshine, chase bubbles, lick grass (yup, he’ll lick anything these days), and generally had a great time. He fell asleep in the car on the way home and woke up right as we were getting off the freeway in Seattle. “More cows!” he demanded. I guess the livestock made more of an impression than the flowers.

Alex stares at daffodils

The rest of the pictures from the day are here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdewey/sets/72157604757468576/

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