It was drizzly as we left our home in Washington almost two weeks ago, seeking sunshine in Southern California. The rain continued in Oregon, so much so that we debated whether to stop by the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival even though we had tickets in hand. But as we got closer the rain slowed down and so did we.
It was only a tease; the rain returned with a vengeance as we wandered the grounds. But that’s what umbrellas are for and we carried ours.
We enjoyed our stop, along with the delicious homemade donuts served up by one of the vendors.
Then we pressed on in the rain – blue skies and sunshine would have to wait another day.
Gloomy weather or not those colors sure stand out !
Yes! It was still fabulous despite the gray skies and rain! I’d do it again!
Reblogged this on NEW BLOG HERE >> https:/BOOKS.ESLARN-NET.DE.
Wow, these tulips are wonderful, and even make up for cloudy weather, right? 😉 Thanks for sharing, and have a beautiful week! xx Michael
Thanks so much! Yes, they were wonderful even in the pouring rain! 😄
Thank you as well, for all these wonderful impressions! xx Michael
Beautiful flowers 💐
Thank you! I love tulips!
I do too!
I’m so glad you stopped, these are beautiful! I particularly loved your first and last shots 😀
Thanks so much! If the rain hadn’t slowed a bit, we were prepared to keep going! I’m so glad we stopped! 🙂
Those flowers are like a rainbow on the ground!~
What a great description! 😊Thanks, John!
The tulips rewarded your determination with a wonderful colour display.
Best wishes, Pete.
Yes indeed! It was well worth the stop! 🙂
Oh the fields looks so lovely. It’s nice to see them 😀 😀 Glad you enjoyed their donuts. I like their elephant ears. 😀
This is my new favorite Tulip Festival, even in the rain! The donuts were perfect! Next time I’ll try the elephant ears. 🙂 🙂
I didn’t go this year, with their higher prices and the fact I have long haul covid, I’d only drive around. No fun. Thanks so much for sharing the view :D:D
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 This is only my second time going (last year was the first.) Turns out I like it rain or shine!
Those colors are incredible! 😀🌸🌺🌹🌷
Nothing like acres of tulips to brighten up a rainy day! 🙂
I was startled to read that you had to buy tickets. I remember just driving down to enjoy the display. When did they start charging?
This was the Tulip Festival so it was a special event. It’s only my second time attending – first time was last year – so I don’t know about prior years. Only $10 for a senior, reasonable I thought. Skagit Valley Tulip Festval in Washington charges too if you enter the farms.
Well I guess all those tulip farmers figured out that people would pay to see them.
Yes. Seems like all the seasonal flower festivals charge now, unless you just want to drive by and see the flowers from the road.
Well at least here the views are free!
Beautiful 😍 post…
Thank you. 🙂
So colorful, absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you! It really was wonderful and worth the stop!