I’m sure by now the tulip fields of La Conner are bare. That’s why I’m so thankful for photos that bring back the drama of those flower-filled acres.
Our third stop of the day, April 24th, was at Tulip Town. This is the sign that greets visitors at the admission area:
Tulip Town Sign at Admission Area
Enjoy the riot of color.
Field of tulips – like a crocheted afghan
It’s country! Acres of tulips against a background of farm buildings.
The colors were rich, the blooms thick.
These pink and white tulips reminded me of cotton candy
Closeup of the pink-and-whites
Lily-like variegated tulips
…and peering into its pretty face
The color combinations were gorgeous
Looking deep into this yellow-orange beauty
These orange variegated tulips were cup or bowl-shaped
Peach-colored bulbs on the verge of full beauty
As the day wore on and the sun’s position changed, the flowers became backlit. It was as if they were illuminated from within.
Orange tulips – alive with light and shadow
These orange tulips reminded me of Chinese lanterns
These variegated pink tulips simply glowed …
… as did the yellows …
… and whites.
Too soon it was time to say goodbye.
This tulip banner, a street decoration in the town of La Conner, is my farewell photo of this beautiful day
Goodbye tulips of La Conner! Maybe we’ll visit again next year.