Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Tulip Festival

If I were to have a favorite flower, the tulip would be it. I love them. I love seeing their brightly colored petals brightening up our spring. After this long, long winter I felt a trip to see the tulips would help bring spring into our lives. So after shceduling and rescheduling (the fields bloomed late this year because of the weather) we finally took a trip to the Woodburn Tulip Festival. It was meant as a trip for all 5 of us but at the last minute something big went down in town and Brian couldn't get away. But the kids and I carried on.

This was only our 2nd time visiting the Tulip Festival but it was absolutely beautiful. Fields and fields of the most gorgeous flowers you have ever seen. And we got there in perfect time because they were all in perfect bloom.

We started off by a walk in the fields. We stopped here and there to look around and point out particularly beautiful flowers. I do have to mention this flower. It's the one I'll be buying if I get any bulbs this year. It's named "Mickey Mouse"... how could I not have these?!?Wonderful strangers offered to take our photos so I got a few of all of us together.

While walking the fields I had instructed the kids to find their favorite variety of tulip to be photographed with. Once we reached the end of the field we turned back around and went back the way we came. We stopped at each childs favorite flower and I took photos of them.
Chase's flower was one of the most beautiful in the entire field. Absolutely unique in color. It was mainly pink with orange on the edges of the petals and this beautiful yellow streak running up from the bottom. They were aptly named "Temple of Beauty".Tristan couldn't find a favorite variety but chose a particular flower that could only be found in the mixed field. It was white with red streaks running up the petals. Very pretty, though we have no idea what it was named.
Carissa could, of course, be called on to pick a pink variety. Hers was called "Rosalee" and was actually pale pink with some darker pink and orange on it. Timelessly beautiful, just like her.
Yes, I even let the camera out of my hands long enough for the kids to snap a few photos of me.
It was a great time at the tulip festival. I'm sure we'll be headed back there for years to come. After all, we can't miss out on the kids favorite part ... the rubber ducky races!


JulieP said...

Wow!!! Those tulips are amazing. We used to have them where I grew up in IL but not like this. FL is just too hot. Awesome photos.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! WOW!! What beautiful pictures! This looks like an amazing way to spend the afternoon :O)

Lesli said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! I love all the tulips! No flowers here - just snow!