Spring in Skagit Valley is so beautiful it's a wonder anyone accomplishes anything.
For those of us who live out among the fields, the temptation to stay outdoors is almost overwhelming.
I cycle for hours, draw and paint and sketch and photographing the fields non-stop until the tulips have been mowed.
This year the salmon parrot tulips have been my ultimate favorite. Those coral tulips streaked with pink and white, green and yellow have such beautifully ruffled edges.
I will be planting salmon parrot tulips this autumn for next spring's bloom.
It's so lovely you can hardly believe what you're seeing. The colors seem photoshopped, too beautiful to be real.
Now it's time to begin working in our own garden, and holding parties outdoors to enjoy it!