Tulips signify the return of Spring and every year I can’t wait until the first flowers emerge from the cold ground. A few years ago I learned Western Washington was a major grower of tulips. I had to see the fields.
They don’t disappoint. Acre upon acre of vibrantly colored flowers has a tendency to turn visitors giddy. I couldn’t help notice everyone in the fields was overly cheerful.
The Skagit Valley is an easy drive from either Seattle or Vancouver. Print off a map of the tulip fields, pack a picnic lunch, and in an hour and a half, you’ll be surrounded by Springy tulips.
Stop at a roadside stand to take some with you. They don’t come any fresher than this, and at $4.50 a dozen, they’re a steal.
My flower-loving daughter talked me into five bouquets!
Do you also like daffodils? They’re here too!
But come soon, tulip season won’t last much longer.
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