Posted by: abbiewatters | April 10, 2015

Franke Tobey Jones Visits the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

On Wednesday, we boarded the bus at 8:30 in the morning for the trip to Skagit Valley near Mt Vernon, WA, to see the tulips. We went to RoozenGaarde.


As we came through the entrance we were greeted by crowds of people and a windmill!

DSCN0974There was a definite international feel to the crowd. If this was a Wednesday, I’m glad we didn’t try to go on a weekend.

DSCN0975Tulips of all colors, in formal and informal combinations, greeted us on all side.



Barrels of tulips, sometimes mixed with hyacinths, sometimes just variegated.



Dolores and Joe McCaffery

The McCafferys seemed to enjoy the visit to the gardens.


Beds of tulips in all kinds of configurations and mixtures of colors.


And off in the distance, fields and fields of tulips.


It was a gorgeous day with blue sky overhead and puffy, white clouds gathering over the mountains in the distance.

Ruth Daugherty

Ruth Daugherty joined me in the far-reaches of the fields.


After prowling around in the fields for a while, we returned to marvel at the various varieties in the beds near the tent where they sell bulbs.


Joan and Dick Brown

There I found Dick and Joan Brown enjoying the sunshine and waiting for the bus.


By this time my eyes were filled with beauty and my legs were weary from wandering around, so we boarded the bus to go for lunch and a ride by several more farms with fields of tulips stretching into the distance. All in all a wonderful day in the spring sunshine, enjoying the beauty of the tulips.






  1. […] The week after Easter, Franke Tobey Jones took a bunch of us to the Tulip Festival in Skagit County, WA. You can read all about it here. […]


  2. Abbie, I loved these tulip pictures….shades of Keukenhof! Such a riot of color….I always remember your saying “eye candy” when I see something so gorgeous. You were the first person i ever heard say that….
    good memoriesl….Keep up the good work. I do enjoy your pictures. Only wish we were seeing these together! You both take care….Love….Ann


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