iPhoneography Tuesday: Nature’s Cycle in the Tulip Fields

iPhone Tuesday 5-5-15

The showy blooms have faded and it’s back to work for these hardy rows of tulips.  The Roozengaarde family has farmed tulips in Holland and the US since the early 1700’s and their 1,000 acre farm in the Skagit Valley is filled with tulip, daffodil and iris fields earning them the title of the largest flower bulb growers in the United States.

Posted today as part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s weekly Phoneography Challenge:  Nature.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013

Each April hundreds of thousands of visitors attend the month-long Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in the NW corner of Washington State.  While words on a page can’t fully describe the feeling of being surrounded by millions of blooming flower bulbs I hope my pictures below share some of the unforgettable views found in the fields.  If you are planning to visit the festival remember April weather in the Pacific Northwest brings a bit of everything and the day we chose to go saw snow, rain, wind, sun and a lot of mud.  I’m happy we packed our rain boots!