Tulip Festival 2017 – Day 1

For me Day 1 means my first tulip festival photo shoot of the year.

And no, there are no tulips quite yet. But the daffodils have started to bloom! Here is the Bloom Map to see where they are.

Last two years, the daffodils were almost done by now. But this has been an unusually wet, cold and dreary winter.

Here are two daffodil images from this morning.

We did espy one lone tulip…

And a few snow geese.

Picture takin’ in Skagit Valley is way beyond cool!

I offer guided Photo Tours of Tulip Festival, here is the link with more info

For anyone interested in more of a wilderness experience, we also do North Cascades Hiking and Photo Tours and for anyone interested in photographing the Milky Way, Night Sky Photo Tours.



Skagit Valley Daffodils are blooming early!

This year the winter weather has been especially mild here in the Northwest. While the lack of snow and warm weather is not so good for skiing and bodes poorly for water supply in the summer, it has been pleasant to be out side in February!

If you’re interested in coming for a visit to this years Skagit Tulip and Daffodil Festival, I am offering guided Photo Tours this year!

Normally the daffodil fields explode in mid to late March, but I captured these images on Feb 18th at sunrise.

Skagit Daffodils at sunrise

Skagit Daffodils at sunrise

Looks like our Tulip Festival may just be a bit early this spring!

Daffodils, Morning Light

Daffodils, Morning Light