Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

The Spring Equinox marks the change of seasons, beginning a time of renewal and birth and hope and beginnings.

Here is Skagit Valley it also marks the start of Tulip Season!

I have lived here 11 years now and the tulips seem to start blooming earlier every year…

Yesterday and today I spent time in the tulip fields, leading clients on Tulip Photo Tours.

The tulips in Tulip Town are abloom. This year they have one small field of tulips, maybe 100 rows, 5 rows or so for each color or variety. tulips 1

The larger fields, spread through the valley are just starting to bloom now.

Given some more sun, they will all be popping open in the next week or so. Here are two images from this morning at one of the tulip fields first to bloom.

If you would like to find out more about Skagit Valley Tulip Tours, call or email me.

Here is the link with details and registration.

These images are from Saturday morning at sunrise, at the Daffodil Fields.


If you would rather go on a Night Sky Photo Tour here is the link to find out more.

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16 thoughts on “Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

  1. The images are beautiful! I hope to join you on a photography adventure in the future, but right now I’m having an awesome adventure being a full time Grandma, and staying closer to home for my photography, but I won’t lie…I wish we lived there right now! 🙂

  2. All your images are stunning, but my favourite is the night one, probably because I miss the amazing starry skies of the Australian outback, where I used to live. Fantastic!

      • I’m now in Brisbane, Queensland. Australia. A little too much light pollution here to see many stars at night. 🙂

      • Hi Andy, it depends what you are most interested in seeing as Australia has very diverse habitats. For the outback, I would go in the winter to spring months when the days are cooler and more bearable, and there is no effects of the monsoon. The far northern parts of Australia have their wet season and are prone to cyclones in summer. We have alpine country in the states of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania and get snow in winter then. The coastlines of Western Australia are gorgeous, and their is the Great Barriet Reef in Queensland. Tasmania is a great island state that has wilderness rainforest, alpine mountains and isolated beaches but it can get cold in winter. It depends on what you most want to see and what temperature feels most comfortable for you. I’ve been in Brisbane on days when the temperature was baking hot and yet it was snowing in Tasmania! 😀

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