Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Friday, April 1, 2016
I feel like I've gotten to know most of the tulip fields around La Connor and Mt Vernon in the past few years, so I was surprised to stumble upon this large commercial viewing field called Tulip Town. It rivals Roozengarde in size, and like Roozenbarge it charges admission. But Tulip Town fields seem really to be planted for show, with tight rows and alternating bands of colors, and no signs warning visitors to stay out of the fields. The large farms have a carnival atmosphere. Along the horizon line you can see trolley car pulled by a tractor, taking visitors through the fields. I wanted to come back to this field later in the day when the sun wasn't so bright, but unfortunately they close at 5pm and have a big gate they can lock up. Oh well. Also one thing that neither of my Skagit Valley photos really shows is how muddy the fields are this year after all our rain. I was so glad that I keep my rain boots stored in my trunk because they were really necessary for wandering around the fields!