Skagit is a sleepy county in Washington full of small country towns and expansive farmland as far as you can see. Not a whole lot happens in the Skagit valley and us locals are okay with that. We like having an identity all of our own apart from Seattle. But, our real claim to fame is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Every April, thousands of people, from all over the west coast and beyond migrate up (or down if you're Canadian) I-5 to visit the tulip fields. Much of the valley's farmland is transformed into a brightly painted canvas of tulips. Quite the view.
Of course, I always have to take 800 pictures or so of tulips. What on earth am I going to do with this many pictures of tulips? Sharing too many a couple with you is the best I've come up with. Maybe I'll have a couple printed to hang in the house. And then, what to do with the 794 others, is the question of the year.
April can be a little hit and miss weatherwise. Some days it's lovely, more days it's on the rainy and chilly side to remind you that winter wasn't all that long ago. But, the day I ventured out to the fields it was beyond beautiful. The absolute perfect Washington day; 60s, sunny and a picturesque view of the Cascade mountains in the background.