One of the things I've been enjoying about Washington is that spring actually happens in spring. We had daffodils in March, and all the trees and rhododendrons flowered in April. I've been meaning to take pictures of some of the ones in our yard, but I've taken so long to do it, that I've almost missed my chance. All the rhododendrons in the front turned out to be white blossoms, but the trees are purple when they blossom.
Today, we drove up to catch the last weekend of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which has so many spring flowers it's truly amazing and only about 45 minutes away. It was almost too late. There were only a couple fields that hadn't been cut already, but the display gardens were gorgeous, and we saw one field still planted. We learned that next time we should go earlier in April and during the week because it was really crowded.
We started out checking out an arts and crafts street fair, and Jack got to ride a pony.
Then, we went out to see the flowers. Finally, we went to a Salmon BBQ at a Kiwanis lodge for lunch, which was simple but tasty. Then, we headed back because we had some errands to run as well. Mike took most of the pictures, which are very pretty. I might need to print and frame some of them.