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Sometimes I post images to a group on RedBubble called “Disability & Beauty”. Never have I been so keenly aware of WHY I post to that particular group as when I shot this and numerous other images in the beautiful tulip fields in La Conner, WA. I am thankful for the opportunity I had to shoot there – for my husband who watched the kids for 9.5 hours that day, and my fellow photographer friend Sandra who accompanied me – but it really took its toll on me physically. Walking tulip fields and crouching down for 3-4 hours to get the perfect shot is so difficult for someone with inflammatory arthritis, even when that arthritis is “relatively well under control”. I’m thankful that I had the ability to take these images, as prior to my diagnosis that would not have been the case; but I dedicate this image to everyone who struggles to create their beautiful photographs and pays a physical price for it. If we did not love it so much, we wouldn’t do it, because there’s no way that something that takes such a toll would be worth it if not for the love of the art

See other photos of the tulips and daffodils in this region in my Tulip & Daffodil Fields set.

Mt. Vernon, Washington, USA

Also available in four different greeting cards:

Comfort of Christ:

Bent by our burdens

“My grace is sufficient for you”

Gift of a mother’s love

Photo taken courtesy of Washington Bulb Co., Inc.

This image also appears in a Floral & Foliage Calendar.

Also available as an iPhone case:

Featured in Pretty in Pink (December 22, 2013)


tulips, tulip, pink, la conner, washington, tulip fields, rain drops

Tracy Friesen is a self-taught hobbyist photographer who loves to shoot anything and everything, particularly while on walks or outings with her two little kids. While still learning, she loves the thrill of getting a great shot and is always seeking that perfect capture!

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  • KatarinaD
    KatarinaDalmost 2 years ago

    Thats is lovely :))

  • Thank you so much!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot.

  • Thanks very much, Rodney!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • JulieLBateson
    JulieLBatesonalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful!!! love your depth of field and how the colors pop

  • Thank you, Julie, what a lovely comment!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...almost 2 years ago

    Absolutely awesome!!

  • Thanks, Jeff! I just loved these beautiful tulips!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 2 years ago

    Perfect capture! Love it!

  • Thank you, Donna! This is my favourite from the day… the pinks were so beautiful!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • shelleybabe2
    shelleybabe2almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful! ‘one popped out, to say hello!’

  • LOL, yes! That’s what caught my eye! Thanks!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    This is gorgeous and the dedication is as well. I feel myself in more pain but getting out there is the best medicine. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks, Viv!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Fara!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • Emma Holmes
    Emma Holmesalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Emma, I’m glad you like it!

    – Tracy Friesen

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