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.

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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.

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

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Dolores and Joe McCaffery

The McCafferys seemed to enjoy the visit to the gardens.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Joan and Dick Brown

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

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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.

 

 

 

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  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. […]

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  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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