Daffodils of the Skagit Valley

On the sunniest day of the last week of winter I made the trek to the Skagit Valley and found the fields at Roozengaarde brilliant with daffodils. I excused my husband so he wouldn’t have to endure the waiting while I wandered around taking too many pictures – for over two hours. Right decision – we were both happy. πŸ™‚

According to the Roozengaarde website, “The Roozen family business of growing Tulips, Daffodils and Irises is the largest in the world, covering Skagit Valley with more than 1000 acres of field blooms and 16 acres of greenhouses.”

It was great to be there midweek with only a few others visiting. It was also great to see the trumpeter swans and snow geese abundant in the valley as they fueled up for their long journey back to Alaska and Siberia. I’ll show you more of those beautiful birds in a coming post.

Sharing this one with Cee’s Flower of the Day.

~ Susanne

28 Comments on “Daffodils of the Skagit Valley

  1. Great post and superb photos, Susanne. Daffodils are beautiful and interesting flowers and I am finally delihted to see them blooming in Sligo, too. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva πŸ™‚

      • Yes, the safe socially distance way to go, and it’s more beautiful outside as well! We’ve been hiking a lot more whenever we can and have more to share as well!

  2. There was a sad news report recently. In Holland, they are having to destroy crops of tulips and daffodills, due to so many people not buying flowers during lockdown. Also, the Brexit changes mean that fewer are being imported.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • I left it up to him if he wanted to come or not; I knew I’d be spending a lot of time taking pictures. I did indeed suggest he go fishing, but I think he just enjoyed staying home taking the day off! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much! 🌞 It really was worth the drive to walk among the daffodils! And I was fortunate to go on Wednesday, the sunniest day of the week. We’ve had rain ever since!

      • In Northern California, there is Daffodil Hill area in the Sierra foothills. Their opening date changes each year due to snow, drought and other conditions. Of course last year, covid closed everything, and it’s been a while since I saw daffies that weren’t just growing in my old neighborhood!

  3. Those are beautiful. I’ve always wanted to travel up to the skagit valley. I live in SW washington, and just haven’t made it up there. We usually head an hour south of us to Woodburn oregon to their tulip fields.

    • It’s a pretty long drive from where you are. It was an hour and a half for me, and so worth it. March is all about daffodils, the tulips will take over next month. I’ve never been to the tulip fields in Woodburn, but we’ve got a road trip south next month so maybe we can swing by! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for your comment! I see we share the same name, spelling and all! πŸ™‚
      The Skagit Valley is about an hour north of Seattle in Washington State in the northwest corner of the USA.

      • We do indeed! It’s not so common to use this spelling outside Scandinavia. Your part of the US is one I’d love to visit if I ever go over there, what I’ve seen on photos has been absolutely stunning.

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