Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (2)

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 - La Conner WA

Tulip Town Sign at Admission Area

Enjoy the riot of color.

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

Field of tulips – like a crocheted afghan

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

It’s country! Acres of tulips against a background of farm buildings.

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

The colors were rich, the blooms thick.

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

These pink and white tulips reminded me of cotton candy

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

Closeup of the pink-and-whites

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

Lily-like variegated tulips

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

A close-up

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

…and peering into its pretty face

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

The color combinations were gorgeous

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

Looking deep into this yellow-orange beauty

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

These orange variegated tulips were cup or bowl-shaped

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

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.

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

Orange tulips – alive with light and shadow

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

These orange tulips reminded me of Chinese lanterns

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

These variegated pink tulips simply glowed …

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

… as did the yellows …

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

… and whites.

Tulip Town - La Conner WA

Too soon it was time to say goodbye.

La Conner - WA

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.

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