The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I love it when I have a day off in April and can make it up north for the Skagit Valley Tulip Fest. Considering how bleak and grey the winters are here in the Pacific Northwest, this festival is a great way to herald the coming of spring. It’s not just a splash of color, it’s a veritable tsunami that goes on for miles and miles.

If you can gaze upon the hundreds of varieties of flowers, not just the tulips and daffodils, and not smile, you are the love child of the easter bunny and the grinch. Such a treat for the eyes is rare and precious and not to be dismissed.

If you are ever in the Western Washington area during the month of April, pack your sunscreen, hat and water, and make the effort to check it out. If you’re not, I’m giving you plenty of advance notice for future years. It’s worth the trip. Even the valley without flowers would be stunning, thanks to the gorgeous views of the mountains.

Having said that, I’ll leave you with photos that my husband and I took on this glorious visit. Enjoy!

Enjoying my view? Then you’ll enjoy my book!

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