Monday, March 7, 2016

Daffodils in the Skagit Valley


We drove over to the Skagit Valley yesterday to check on the daffodil/tulip blooms. It was extreeeeeemly cold and extreeeeeemly windy. But fun! The daffodils are in full flower, big fields gleaming bright yellow. Lovely to see. Huge challenge to photograph. Not even using a barn to break the wind worked well. Impossible to keep the camera steady, and the daffodils were whipping back and forth faster than I used to whip my hair back in the ‘80s . . . but I digress . . .

So, what about the tulips? Not one to be seen. We stopped at Roozengarde and asked. They expect great blooms around the end of March. We shall be back.

A number of years ago I led a photo workshop in this area and won’t forget talking to some gentlemen from Scotland, cycling through, having a wonderful time looking at the “daffodoolies.” And since that time they’ve always been daffodoolies to me. Thank you, Scotland.

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