Monday, April 23, 2012

Tulip Time

"Earth laughs in flowers." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Could anything be more dazzling than the color riot of a field full of tulips, stretching  as far as the eye can see?

The sun is shining in Seattle, and just an hour or so north, the tulips in the Skagit Valley are at their peak. Millions of brightly hued heads bobbing in the sun, as if to say hello to a perfect spring day.

Have you ever wandered in a tulip field? The colors are so vivid, so bright they almost seem unreal. It's impossible not to be happy with them laughing in color at your feet.

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope your week blooms beautifully! XO


  1. Love fact going tulip shopping today, have some girlfriends coming over for a casual dinner tomorrow night. Definitely springs poster child flower....and gorgeous in all their many colors! Have a great Monday, wish the sun was shining here, its more rain but we needed it!

  2. my parents returned from a week long tulip tour of Holland just last night....can't wait to see their pictures. Love this post

  3. We had a house guest and he brought me 3 dozen tulips! I love tulips!!!! Masses of tulips.

  4. I am glad one of us made it to La Conner this week! I heard the lines were so long this weekend they asked people "not" to go! ;-) Imagine that... Fortunately, your post showed me what I was missing this year AND I found beautiful tulips [straight from Skaggit, they claim!] at the local PCC. Merci, Jeanne et bonne semaine. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  5. Veronique, we went early on Sunday morning and while there were lots of people, it wasn't overwhelming (I hate crowds!) and traffic wasn't bad. But when we left, the cars had lined up, I-5 North was jammed and we were so glad we were early risers and had timed it just right! Glad you found some beautiful tulips, too. Enjoy the sun today!

  6. Morning!
    I have awarded you the Liebster Award! Click over and accept!
    You know I love your blog!
    Have a great day -

  7. Oh yes... tulips are my all time favorite flower. I have them filling the house all Spring long. Thanks for sharing and congratulations again on the award!

  8. I grow and love tulips. This makes me want to get the oils out! I will have a to pin a couple, Jeanne.
    Happy Monday.

  9. These rival the blooms in Holland - no wonder they created the first economic bubble! How pretty!

  10. Believe it or not...I never have, but it is on my wish list. Someday, I really want to visit Holland in the peak of the tulip season. Of course, Skagit in Washington would be a great Plan B!!

    Wishing you a colorful week!
    xoxo Elizabeth

    ps: Did you sleep in today or are you bouncing out of bed with a new enthusiasm?

  11. it is an impossibly colorful scene.

  12. such a great quote! the tulips in nyc are blooming and are so gorgeous - especially the ones outside the new york public library! thanks for sharing these pictures!


  13. What gorgeous photos! That sounds like something to add to my "Seattle area must see" list that is growing by the day! Hope you're doing well Jeanne and enjoying your new found freedom!



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