We tiptoed through the tulips

One of the most enduring and notable rites of spring around the Seattle area is the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The entire month of April is dedicated to all things tulip, and the valley is colorblocked in fields of red, yellow, pink and purple blooms.

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As usual, we were a little late to the party this year, partly because of poor planning, and partly because I abhor crowds. We showed up  the first week of May.

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Most of the tulip fields were already plowed under to prepare for the next crop, but we still found plenty of beauty to go around.

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What are your favorite signs of spring. Do you have any spring related annual traditions?

Gemflowers

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