Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day Vibes - Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

My best friend came for a quick visit.  I was shocked to hear that in the dozen or so times that she has visited me, never has it been warm and sunny. 

This time she was leaving sunny and 80-ish weather and coming to...sunny and 80-ish weather! 
What better way to show off Washington in all her glory than to take her to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  

so.much.beauty.

In honor of Earth Day today - enjoy your (our) stroll through the tulips.  
(Side note - all photos were taken with my phone camera - and none do them justice!)



































Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so,
God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.
The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
There was evening and there was morning  a third day.
Genesis 1: 9-13

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Romans 1:20

12 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of tulips. I could take tons of photos here!
    Thanks for sharing these :)

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    1. Marleen,
      I DID take a ton of photos. I would think to myself, "ok, this is the last one", but they were just so striking I couldn't not take more. :-)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Curious to know how you sound the meme/challenge SEASONS? Thank you so much for adding all this beauty of the tulips -and reminding me I forgot to mention Earth Day! Hope you will come back next week. Seasons is not only for (nice warm!) weather and landscapes, but also any experience during the season! Have a happy week and "see" you next week!

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    1. Jeannettestgermain,
      Thank you for stopping by. It's nice to "meet" you.
      I recently found a blogger who had a link up list.
      http://www.girlonthemoveblog.com/blogging/ultimate-link-up-party-list/ I am not sure if I found you from that particular list - or from blog-hopping from it. Either way, I have enjoyed your blog. :-) Thank you for inviting me back to SEASONS.

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    2. Oh, I found you on Serendipity Sweet's link up. :-)

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  3. I don't usually 'appreciate' posts with lots and lots of photos but yours is awesome with all the different color combinations! I can imagine I would be rolling around in those wonderful blossoms taking hundreds of photos!

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    1. Bettyl-NZ,
      Funny, I don't usually like to post with lots and lots of photos, but it was so hard not to. The tulips were just breathtakingly beautiful.
      Thank you for your encouraging comment. :-)

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  4. gorgeous images! wow! have a lovely day!

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    1. Jandi,
      Aw, thank you.
      You do the same. :-)

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  5. Simply Gorgeous! I've never been to this and I've lived in WA state all my life. I need to go. I'm so glad your friend got to see this with you.

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    1. Ida,
      You really MUST go, at least once. The festival is always the month of April, but start checking the dates by mid March due to our crazy, rainy-sunny weather.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Oh my! The vibrant colors are breathtaking Carol! Thank you for linking up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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