I went to the tulip and daffodil fields often this year.
Daffodils, Morning Light
Eighteen times to be precise.
Yellow Tulips and a Smile
A new record for visits in one year.
Backlighting, my favorite
The Daffodils started in February.
As of today, April 17, the tulips are done.
I am not sorry, I’m relieved.
My Tulip Goal for this year was two-fold: to get an image of a huge double rainbow directly over the blazing tulip fields AND to somehow capture an image of dark skies over the tulips being ripped asunder by searing bolts of lightning.
This last Saturday the rains hit, a real deluge…windy and storms, a day to stay indoors!
Late afternoon arrives and there was a hit of blue peaking out of the gray.
It’s hard to predict if the dark skies will win the battle or if there will be a late-day clearing, but I decided to make the gamble and head out to the tulips field all abloom in La Conner.
The mud was slick and deep, the sun and clouds perfectly in harmony and the colors! The colors were to die for.
I spent a few hours here, until the sun set.
Andy Porter Guided Tulip Festival Photography Tours
Skagit Valley is located in NW Washington State and is home of some of the most stunning scenery anywhere. Spring brings amazing colors to the low lands, giant fields of tulips and daffodils create a patchwork of heaven. The Tulips have just gotten started this year, if you’d like to come for a visit and have a Tulip Photo Tour, we still have openings for Sunrise and Sunset tours this spring, have a look here.