Last night, I went to the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields for the first time. The minute I got out of the car I was so overwhelmed by the vivid color and the beauty of it all that I nearly burst into tears.
Although I grew up in the Skagit Valley and for several years worked and lived very close to the fields, I hadn’t ever gone to any of the festival events or even stopped at a field. To me, and probably to many locals, tulip time was just a month of insane traffic.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asks for one establishing shot but I can’t pick just one! I chose the one at the top of the post because it was my first impression. The rest in this gallery are my favorites from the first two fields. I’ll save the sunset shots for another post and my iPhone shots for yet another. Prepare for tulip overload!