Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley, about three hours away from me, is the second largest producer of tulips in the world, after Holland. As tulip time is right around my mother's birthday, it's one of her favorite things to do to go drive the tulip route.

This was the first time I've ever done the tulip festival with the kids, and they liked the tulips ... but they LOVED the mud. We ended up having to drive home with Hypatia stripped down, her muddy dripping things in the trunk, and her wrapped in a dog blanket ... but it was worth it. Childhood is messy. Childhood is about jumping in puddles.

Heck ... LIFE is messy. Life is about the puddles as much as it is about the flowers. There - that was a really deep thought I pulled out to wrap up this post, eh?






  1. Wow--how beautiful! And the mud looks fun, too!

  2. Oh my goodness, those tulips are beautiful! And I have to be honest, I think I would have been jumping in the mud with the kids.