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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tip-toe Through the Tulips With Me




Official Skagit Tulip Festival 2011 Poster by artist John Ebner
 Woo-Hoo! It's Spring Break in my school district and I have the week off! I have a long 'to do' list for this week; and an even longer list of 'want to do's'. One thing I'm bent on doing this week is to pay a visit to the Skagit Valley. (Skagit is an Indian word and is pronounced Ska-jit. It is the name given to the Salish Indians who inhabit the Northwest). The Skagit Valley is situated between Seattle and the Canadian border at the base of the Cascade Mountain Range. The area is known for producing some of the most beautiful tulips this side of Holland. In April, the fields are transformed into earthbound rainbows of color as the acres and acres of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth come into full bloom. Mount Vernon, one of the charming towns in the Valley, hosts an annual Tulip Festival. There are art exhibits, quilt walks, winery tours, a tulip run, and best of all tulips as far as the eye can see. So this week; with the good Lord willing and if the creeks don't rise AND  if   the tulips are a-bloomin, I'm goin' down to the Valley to tiptoe through the tulips! Sooo...


Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me

Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away

And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me






8 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Your post took me back fifty years. I remember in grade school, a man planted hsi entire yard in tulips and gave one to each student passing by. I love tulips. Have fun.

Red Gate Farm said...

Have a great time! I haven't "done" the tulip festival since my daughter was a toddler (she's now 23)! At least you can go during the week and avoid the weekend crowds...

~Chris

ellen b. said...

I'm anxious to see your photos of the fields. Am I being presumptuous or will there be photos? Anyway everything in Victoria is 2 weeks behind so I'd be interested in hearing whether the Skagit tulips are blooming in earnest right now...

jojo said...

I've lived here over 40years and yet I have never been...I do hope they are blooming for you. I live near a bulb farm in the southend and they are running about a month behind...darn rain!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness this sounds amazing. Please take lots of pictures and share them with us!!

Debora said...

Well, the tiptoeing may have to wait until Saturday. Thanks to modern technology the growers are able to post which fields are blooming. So far it's only daffodils with a note saying the tulips will pop out very soon. Keep your fingers crossed. And yes, I'll be there with my camera and a bagful of batteries!

Anneliese said...

I do hope the sun comes out and you can enjoy that visit to see the tulips. I went last year. Breathtaking!

Yolanda said...

I hope you enjoy your vist to the tulips. I bet it is beautiful

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