Tulip Pictures

I go to the tulip fields often in the spring. The early and late light with moody clouds can be pretty awesome.

Last year I visited 8 times, and because there are so many images of the same things they tend to blur…

I had occasion to look in  folder from the last years Tulip Festival and found these beauties.

Skagit Valley Tulips 2015 – Best Images

I went to the tulip and daffodil fields often this year.

Daffodils, Morning Light

Daffodils, Morning Light

Eighteen times to be precise.

Yellow Tulips and a Smile

Yellow Tulips and a Smile

A new record for visits in one year.

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Backlighting, my favorite

The Daffodils started in February.

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Stars!

As of today, April 17, the tulips are done.

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Beheading

Finished, kaput.

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Pink River

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Maximus

I am not sorry, I’m relieved.

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Tulip Selfie

My Tulip Goal for this year was two-fold: to get an image of a huge double rainbow directly over the blazing tulip fields AND to somehow capture an image of dark skies over the tulips being ripped asunder by searing bolts of lightning.

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Converging

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The Barn

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Mud

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Pinks

I failed miserably on both of these counts.

MUD!

MUD!

All of these image, and many more, are for sale as fine art prints as well as Canvas Wrapped Prints. Here is the place to view and buy!

Love the backlit cene

Love the back lit scene

Reflection

Reflection

Water in the rows

Water in the rows

Loner

Loner

First Daffodils of 2014

Skagit Valley Daffodils
These images were taken at sunrise, on March 13th, 2014!

Skagit Valley is famous for tulips in the spring. And daffodils! Each year the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival harkens the arrival of spring to the Pacific Northwest.
Skagit Valley Daffodils
There are hundreds of acres of tulips and daffodils. If you want to visit, here is a link to the Bloom Map.

Daffodils bloom first, there three large fields alight now, with more to come. The arrival of the tulips generally happens in the first week of April, but it always depends on how many sunny days we get!
Skagit Valley Daffodils