Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Want Color? The Tulip Festival Has It!


If you like tulips, go to Mount Vernon, Washington (60 miles north of Seattle) during the month of April. The surrounding Skagit Valley explodes with color as more than 1,500 acres of tulips and daffodils bloom. Tiptoe though them, watch the parade and wander through the street fair. Or bring a bicycle for a flat ride through the colors.

These are just a sample of the colors I saw during a visit last Saturday.

Make sure you click on the photos for a higher resolution image.





38 comments:

Paula Ann Ford said...

WOW! Gorgeous photos David! Just beautiful!!

Cheryl said...

Love the tulips and the colors. Great pics.

David Patterson said...

Thank you Paula, and Cheryl!

Shoshana from The Art Corner said...

Just Breathtaking!!! Thanks for sharing them.

Arti said...

Hi David, my first visit here...Beautiful pictures of these beautiful flowers...I feel like painting them! (Hope you won't mind :)) I will be coming back to see more of your paintings.

jeannette stgermain said...

David, I am Dutch, so I grew up with tulips, and your pics remind me strongly of Holland!! The second close up photo is amazing! Thanks for sharing:)
Also, saw you have a Myspace account - surprize! I have one too and I sent you a friend request, becaue "it" wouldn't let me write you a note. Cheers.

Pat said...

What gorgeous tulips...Amazing! and we thought they only grew in Holland...lol

simoart said...

Hi
Wonderful photos, a great tulips fields. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pics and dropping by my blog.

Diana said...

Wow! Beautiful photos. Sounds like a place I would love to visit.

eeniemoni said...

Wow, David. These are absolutely breathtaking! This is definitely something I would love to see some day. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Paquet said...

Wonderful photos, David. Will you be doing any paintings from them? I can't wait to see them.

Sheila said...

I'm sorry I have to say it again but, "Wow!" These are gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Do you ever think of all the people you have made smile by posting these beautiful flowers? Count me as one for sure!! Love them so much David!!

Sarah said...

Nice Dave, perfect song for the occasion.

Steve (My Dog Ate Art) said...

gorgeous

Cheryl Joshua said...

Absolutely beautiful,you are a fabulous photographer!!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

stunning photos David...thanks for sharing!

David Patterson said...

Wow...thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Chuck Dilmore said...

That is most incredible.
I've never seen anything like it.
Thanks for bringing it back for us!
(And loved how you brought in Tiny Tim!)

peace~

Margaret Ryall said...

Hi David,
this is my first visit to your blog. Just last week I commented to another artist who was on her way to Holland that I would love to see fields of tulips and today what did I find? Tulips! Thank you. I'll be back.

Anita said...

Stunning - Thank you for sharing!

Anthony Duce said...

Your photos and paintings are beautiful. Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

Frank A. said...

Hi David.. Hey, ..Great Blog..Refreshing ! Glad to see that you are going to make more time for your art.

Take care.. :-)

siete said...

Hi, David, fantastic photos...I love them...
Enrique.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Beautiful paintings and great photo's. What a happy site. Thank you David.

Joanne said...

Hi David,
These are beautiful photos! The color must be just overwhelming at this time of year! I especially think the single bloom is stunning!

B Boylan said...

WOW!

Annaquarel.les said...

What beautiful flowers David! They are gorgeous. I love flowers!

HeartFire said...

David, These photos are terrific! You know the one with the red & yellow tulips is almost the same spot I took a pix and posted on my blog...!! But love your's better, has more contract & a kind of blue cast. Do you use photoshop? D

Steele Lindsey said...

Wow - David your blog and work just keeps getting more and more beautiful!

Patrice said...

Hi David, I've visited your blog before - but today I noticed you among "followers."

I'm honored - thank you for that - and let me add your photographs are stunning. The one at the bottom of your post just begs to be painted!

I'll be back.

Beverly Sams said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, David. When I visited yours and heard Tiny Tim, I just had to laugh! That really took me back in time........ I spent quite a bit of time visitng your blog. Wow!

LSaeta said...

Beautiful photos! You are the second person this week to share photos of the Tulip festival. Next year I just might head up there ... and I live in Los Angeles! Absolutely stunning!

Laura Trevey said...

Love your tulips photos~~ As you can see, I love painting tulips!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...

Adrian LaRoque said...

Wonderful blog that you have. Was a pleasure to be here!

Cat Ludwig Studio said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! I will have such fun following your blog :)

Bill Brauker said...

Terrific photos! Makes me want to paint tulips!

gourdshine said...

F a b u l o u s & stunning. What a treat it was to stop by.