Finding Pink on a Weekend Road Trip

Pink is the theme of this week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge and I found some on our weekend getaway.

We stopped by Mt. Vernon in the Skagit Valley and I was reminded this is Tulip Country.

I love to visit the tulip fields when they’re at their peak in April and found lots of pink from previous visits in my archives.

In town I found a beautiful mural sprinkled through with pink, celebrating the contributions of immigrants to our native lands. Entitled FROM THESE WATERS, it was presented by Rachel’s heART ARt Camp, a program run in memory of Rachel Damski who escaped the holocaust as a teenager, migrated to the U.S. to start a new life, and began painting at the age of 80.

Can you find some famous immigrants in the painting?

I found even more pink the next day In Bellingham on our morning walk, I don’t know the name of the flowers forming a massive display next to the bay – do you?

And that’s enough pink for now! πŸ™‚

~ Susanne

26 Comments on “Finding Pink on a Weekend Road Trip

  1. Oh my goodness, those tulips are heavenly, Susanne! Nice to know Skagit Valley is only 200 miles away from me πŸ™‚ Amazing murals, too! I have no idea what kinds of flowers those are but they are amazing. There’s a free app I use called Picture This that tells you the plant from a picture. You don’t have to buy the premium to use it!

    • Thanks Terri! You will love the Skagit Valley, with daffodils on display in March, and tulips in April. It’s truly worth a visit, just not on the weekends when the roads are clogged with visitors! Yes, I need to find out the name of those flowers as they were so magnificent massed together around the bay.

    • Thanks so much! It covered the side of a building and I was able to capture much of it, but not all. It was so well done! πŸ™‚

  2. Those tulip fields look amazing – I would love to take photos there πŸ™‚ And I also really like that mural, and yes, I did find a few famous faces!

    • I love visiting the Skagit Valley in March for the daffodils and in April for the tulips! And I did enjoy finding the mural in Mt. Vernon too. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Aw thanks Pete! I loved finding that mural in Mt. Vernon with pink splattered throughout! It covered the side of a building so I could only capture it in part. πŸ™‚

  3. Those murals are beautiful! (and the tulips are not bad either) πŸ˜‰
    I grew up on Whidbey Island but, sadly I never made it to the tulip festival.

    • Thanks! I really loved that mural in Mt. Vernon! Sorry you didn’t make to the tulip festival! You’ll have to return in April! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! The Skagit Valley is famous for the tulips and it was fun to come across the murals in town.😊

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  5. I live in SW Washington and have always wanted to see the Skagit Valley. Your photos are gorgeous and I love the murals too. I’m drawing a blank on what those flowers are called.

    • Thanks so much! The Skagit Valley is wonderful year around but especially with overwintering birds, followed by daffodils in March and Tulips in April. La Conner and Mt. Vernon are nice towns to visit nearby. As far as the massive border of pink flowers in Bellingham I haven’t yet figured out what they are!

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