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TULIP FESTIVAL IN SKAGIT VALLEY, WASHINGTON STATE, USA

Image taken last week in April.

Winner; TULIPS , “Fields of Color” challenge ~ 18 April 2009
Featured in WELCOME TO WASHINGTON (the state) group ~ October 2009
Featured in YOU’RE ACCEPTED ~ 21 Jan 2010
Finished in top ten challenge “The most Beautiful Spring” in the BEAUTIFUL group ~ 07 March 2010
Featured WEEK-END PHOTOGRAPHER ~ 16 Jan 2011
Featured RURAL AROUND THE GLOBE ~ 17 Jan 2011
Finished in top 10 in COUNTRY BUMPKIN challenge; “Spring in the Country” 25 February 2011

Springtime makes this verdant valley an hour north of Seattle explode with color, carpeting the land with hundreds of acres of tulips, daffodils and irises. The area is best known for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs throughout April and was featured in “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” Display gardens abound throughout the valley for you to visit, but you can also enjoy the living jewels without getting out of your car: Many of the flower fields lie right next to the road.

For years, I have wanted to travel to Holland. The closest I have come so far is to travel up to Skagit Valley to visit the Tulip fields where about another million people come to see the riot of color during the month of April. Every trip is memorable and I still hope that one day I will be able to visit the country where all of this tulip mania started so many years ago.
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Cameras and photography captured my interest years ago as a child with my little Brownie. The cameras have changed over the years until the Digital age when I got really serious about photography. Not only has my work improved, but it has opened many doors to meeting wonderful people along the way. New friendships and learning new skills… I am hopeful that some of my best work is yet to come.

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  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago
    this is gorgeous shot Marjorie !
  • Thank you Lucinda. This is an annual trip I make each Spring. I am glad you liked this. Thank you so much.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxalmost 6 years ago

    A stunning photo Marjorie. Top shelf!

  • Thank you. This is a visit you would always remember.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Fremme
    Fremmealmost 6 years ago

    stunning shot, love those colors, where is this, love the depth and how the colors keep giving, great job

  • Thank you so much. Every year is a little bit different from all the others and always memorable.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • theague
    theaguealmost 6 years ago

    Is this from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival?

  • Yes, this is the Skagit Valley Tulip festival. Always interesting and worth the drive. Do you live in Washington state?

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent! I love tulips!

  • Thank you Ellen. Once day I hope to see the ones in the Netherlands.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome image my friend!

  • Thank you Bela. Those colours really pop, don’t they?

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Steve  Buffington
    Steve Buffingtonalmost 6 years ago

    Wow. Now how are you ever going to take another flower shot after this? Its the ultimate (just kidding, you’ll find a way).

  • Hi Steve; They do make such an awesome sight. Incredible in person, I say. Better than a picture. Almost always are hundreds of people around, but I think we get quite adept at shooting selectively. I have been going up there for maybe five years now and I never tire of these beautiful tulip fields.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • theague
    theaguealmost 6 years ago

    Yes Marjorie, I do indeed live in WA. I also have a photo very similar to this one which is why I thought it might be Skagit. :) Thanks for letting me know, I always love seeing well done photos of Washington.

  • Thank you so much, Kody! It is always wonderful to run across other Washingtonians here on RB. There are so many photo ops here, it truly amazes me. In the summer, there are things every single weekend to visit and take photos of.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosalmost 6 years ago

    Those beautiful tulip fields are a treat for the eyes, so beautiful and the many colours are amazing, garden lovers would be in their element here and of course photographers as well, beautifully captured Marjie,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thank you so much, Rod! We are so fortunate here in Washington state.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 6 years ago

    An instant Fav !

  • Thank you so much!

    – Marjorie Wallace

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