Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Here in Washington State, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens every spring, usually in April. This year, due to COVID-19, things are either being rescheduled or cancelled altogether (visit for up-to-date information). I am glad we were able to go last year when we had the chance.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2017 © Richard Probst / Flickr

The weekend we chose to go, the weather was terrible. Nate and I drove up to La Conner, and then biked around to a couple of tulip farms. It was very windy and cold, and it sleeted (slat?) all morning. On our bikes, it felt like we were biking straight into the wind with small chunks of ice hitting our faces. Either that or the wind was blowing at us sideways and trying to tip us over. (Type II Fun at its peak.)

But the tulips (and daffodils) were beautiful, and the weather definitely made the trip that much more memorable.

These tulips are growing out of a tree branch!

I didn’t get any bulbs because I don’t have anywhere to plant them, but it was fun to admire them and dream. The double tulips are my favorite!