The View from a Drawbridge

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

This year, I’ll have had the distinct pleasure of experiencing Pacific Northwest springs for 4 years in a row. After the dreariness of winter, it’s such a delightful gift. To celebrate it, I’ve gone to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival for 3 out of the 4 springs. Each experience was unique. The first year I …

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Last week I went to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival with a dear friend. This is becoming an annual tradition for me. Seeing all that vivid color just fills me with an indescribable level of happiness. That nature can produce such beauty, such elegance, such perfection makes me feel as though all is right with …

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As far as I’m concerned, when you can combine a day trip with the ancient Japanese custom of Hanami, or flower viewing, you’ve got the ingredients for one delightful experience. So this past Monday I did just that. I wasn’t disappointed. About an hour north of Seattle lies the Skagit Valley, which is kind of …

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