My first Spring in Seattle had me wondering how on earth I would ever replace my yearly trek to the beautiful Ranunculus Flower Fields just north of San Diego. Nothing felt more like Spring than a walk through row after row after beautiful row of a bright colorful rainbow of blooms as far as my eye could see.
That was until we took a trip to Tulip Town. We turned a corner in an area just north of Seattle called Skagit Valley, near Mt. Vernon, and I’m pretty sure my mouth fell open at what I saw. Not just rows and rows of tulip and daffodil blooms, miles and miles of them! In every direction. I was speechless. And knew right then…Washington had brought me to a new place for my Spring tradition…a beautiful new spot to fill my heart and soul with the happiness that only fields of fresh flowers can bring me.
(I love that little rebellious yellow daffodil bursting through the sea of purple tulips!)The most important piece of advice I can throw out there if you are ever up in this beautiful part of the world in the Spring and you’ve got a trip to Tulip Town on your bucket list (which, you should…if you like flowers even a little)…
WEAR GOOD RAIN BOOTS!!!
Get some that come up at least half way up your calf just to be safe. Because if you want to get out, walk around and really get in to the fields to see the tulips up close (yes, you do!)…that comes with puddles and mud. Lots of them. And you’re gonna get dirty.
Take a look at the last picture I posted here…and the rows between the flowers. Yep. It’s exactly like that, and then some depending on when you go and which tulip farm you visit. But don’t let a little water and mud deter you! Get the rain boots, grab the camera, and get out there…you just might discover a new Spring tradition!