Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tulip Festival

If you have never been to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Northwest Washington, put it on your Bucket List of places to visit before you die. It is the most amazing feast for your eyes-rows and rows of beautiful tulips in the prettiest colors imaginable. My friend Rachael used to be the assistant director for the Tulip Festival so I had the opportunity to visit her and take in all the fun and festivities. These pictures are great, but to see it in person is just AMAZING!Look at all of these beautiful pink tulips that I am surrounded by. Photographers love it because there are so many angles and colors.
This is me and my cousin Carlie standing in a field of red tulips with some pink ones behind us. The colors are so amazing. As you drive through this area, there are fields and fields of tulips everywhere you look and plenty of places to stop for a photo opportunity.
The yellow tulips are so rich and radiant. The pink sky in the background just adds to it. Do you see the photographer in the tulips?!
There are so many fun things to do while visiting Skagit Valley. One of my favorite places was Bunnies by the Bay. It is the cutest store with bunnies and tea parties and adorable things for babies. As soon as I have a baby of my own, I will definitely have to go back and buy something there!
The Tulip Festival takes place every April. Since you can't really tell when the tulips are going to bloom, festivities happen through the whole month of April. If you visit in April, you are bound to see some beautiful tulips. It's not too late to plan your trip for this year. Or if you plan on going next year, maybe I will see you there!!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what a glorious sight it must be to see all those beautiful tulips! Thanks for sharing and Happy Spring!


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

With the rain and snow we got today, this post is a breath of fresh air!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my chunky art book. It was lots of fun. No pressure to perform. Just arting for the sake of art! (ok, should I patent that word?!)

If you go to, you'll see lots more of these. It's where I first discovered them.


Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous! I could just make a bed in those tulips.

June said...

This is definitely going on my bucket list Trisha. I would go nuts here. Just gorgeous!
sending hugs

Unknown said...

Beautiful tulips!
Thanks for sharing.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh my what gorgeous tulips!!! I wish I could see them!! Happy PS!


Terri Morse said...

I just love tulips! That looks like tulip heaven! Some day I'd love to visit Washington State. Have a lovely weekend! Terri

Manni said...

Wow, those look amazing. I would love to go there:)
You're right, its one of those "must see" places.
Thanks for sharing
Happy Pink Saturday

gengen said...

Wow tulips are beautiful...Happy PS! Mine is up too.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! Hello, from Skagit Valley!! We live in Mount Vernon...heart of the Tulip Festival! :) Are you a local? As soon as I saw those gorgeous flowers, I knew you were talking about us! Good to discover your blog!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Lounging with a Latte said...

I love tulips and those photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

WOW!!!! I have to show this to my senior mom. She so loves gardening and she will love this as well! Happy Pink Saturday!

Kay Ellen said...

How pretty!!
I love that first pic of you in the pink tulip field!! Adorable!

Hapy PS!

So nice to meet you:))

Kay Ellen

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

OH MY! Breathtakingly beautiful....the pinks are definitely my favorite! Happy Pink Saturday!

Arabella said...

I haven't been to the tulip festival in years and need to get there again one of these days. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us!!

Happy PINK Saturday...hope you're having a lovely weekend :O)

Rhonda said...

I am in love with the pics you posted of the Tulip Festival! I want to go there now!!! Thanks for sharing!!

I am your newest follower! I hope you will come visit my blog!

Looking forward to getting to know you!

Happy Pink Saturday!!


Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh girly...I'd be in heaven sitting amongst all those gorgeous flowers. Especially the Pink ones! OMGOSH!

Happy Pink Saturday to you!


Tricia said...

Those are beautiful tulips! We have a tulip festival in Michigan, too, in Holland, MI. I've never been since I've lived here but I'd love to go someday.

Michelle said...

Absolutely georgeous....I would love to go..I would be in a "sweet dream"...thank you for sharing. Happy ps.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--this is gorgeous, Trisha! Guess what--I had tulips flown in from Holland to carry for my wedding...I love tulips! Your pictures are so beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!!

Char said...

When I first saw your post, I thought you were in Holland. I was very surprised to see that you are in WA. We lived there for a few years and I never knew. I want to visit and see this. Wow, it's gorgeous.
Happy Pink Saturday. I am your newest follower, Char

Linda M. said...

Happy day after Pink Saturday, Beautiful photos I'd love to see them in person and I bet it smells wonderful too. Thanks for sharing.

Home and Heart said...

I live about an hour away, and I manage to make it to the festival every couple of years. Looks like it's a stunner this year!!

Angela said...

Oh my! Being surrounded by all the lovely tulips must've been divine! What a fun adventure (and one I'd like to do someday, too)!