Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mosaic Monday

Yesterday we drove down to the Tulip Festival in Skagit County - just a little south of here.  The sky was dull and overcast, like a very high fog, when we started out - but it got nicer as the day went on.  We stopped for burgers and salad and on the way out of the restaurant I heard someone say that they  had just come from the giant annual flea market at the fairgrounds - so off we went.  This is one of our favorites and we almost missed it.  Traffic was unbelievable - moving only inches with each light change - but finally we came to a spot where we could turn off the main street and zig zag over to the fairgrounds.  We parked close to the buildings that housed the flea market and had a grand time looking through tables and tables of wonderful stuff.  I'll show you my treasures another day. Then back in the car and off to see the tulips - we snuck out the back way and zipped down to the fields.

The flowers were the most amazing we've seen in all the time we've been going down to the festival.  We happened upon some fields that were not on the regular tour - brilliant colors - and the sun had come out so the flowers shone in the bright light.  I walked up and down taking photos - and stopped at a little shed to buy some yellow tulips. 



Pretties on the dining room table . . .

Thanks for stopping by to Tip Toe Through The Tulips with us . . .

20 comments:

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

It looks like a spectacular place to visit. Thanks for sharing it. Valerie

Bobbi said...

Love,, love, love your charming mosaic pictures! Wow! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Lavender Cottage said...

What can one say but 'Wow!'
Thanks for sharing all those beautiful flowers and the tulips are so impressive.

Mary said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place to visit! Thanks for taking us along at MM. :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh my, those are gorgeous flowers, thank for sharing them with us. Have a great day.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Stunning! Looks like we were on the same wave of thought this week! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Rettabug said...

Oh my goodness...they are breath taking... just beautiful!!!

Mary Lou said...

Like looking at a rainbow of flowers. Beautiful.

Barb said...

The flowers are beautiful...glad you had a good time!!

Pat said...

Absolutely amazing....thanks for sharing all these wonderful flower photos!

Fearless Nester said...

Wow Jo, it looks like pictures of Holland there! What an amazing sight it must have been to see in person. Looking forward to seeing the treasures you found! ~Lili

Crispy said...

Ooooo Awwwww!! I just love these pictures Jo. Makes me long for home!!

Crispy

32˙North said...

Spectacular!

Amanda

Americana Lady said...

I cannot even imagine the thrill I would get if I was standing there looking at those fields of flowers! Lucky you! Thanks for sharing stunning mosaics, Joan #Americana By Candlelight

*karendianne. said...

My goodness but this is utterly amazing. I imagine it's totally different IN PERSON. Jo, thanks for putting these photos together for us to enjoy. Delightful. Utterly!!!

Snap said...

This is something I want to do ... go to the tulip festival (daughter in Seattle). I do love Tulips. Thanks for taking us along.

Peg said...

What gorgeous flowers - a wonderful spring post.

Julie said...

These are positively gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Sabina said...

How amazingly beautiful!! It almost seems unreal - all those lovely tulips!!

xo!!