Yes, I know… not another post of tulips. What can I say? The month of April in my area is all about the tulips. Therefore, another post about tulips. I thought it was only fair that since my last post showed only tulips from Tulip Town, that this post show pictures from the other main tulip farm – RoozenGaarde.
I had a very brief moment this last week to go over to Roozengaarde to grab some pictures. And I really do mean brief. I dropped off my daughter for swim team practice then went to a quick appointment. After that, I had an hour before I needed to pick up my daughter. The rain had briefly stopped, so I figured it was now or never. When I got there, I jumped out the car and quickly walked to the entrance to pay my $5 fee. (Sidenote: Both Tulip Town and Roozengaarde charge an entry fee. The nice thing about Roozengaarde, is the entry fee covers parking in at any of their other fields for the day. Tulip Town doesn’t seem to have any other fields open to the public.)
I walk into their garden area only to realize in my haste, I forgot my tripod. Knowing time is an issue between picking up my daughter and the threat of it starting to rain again, I decide I’ll just deal with out it. I put my lens hood to protect not against the sun, but the miscellaneous drops of rain that are coming down and pray to the rain god it just stays like this.
I spent the next 45 minutes wandering around the garden area and the nearby fields, before dashing back to my car to pick up my daughter. Most likely my quickest trip ever to the tulip fields. I did manage to snag a few “decent” photos. I hope you enjoy a few of the pictures I managed to capture.
The picture above and below were taken within the garden area.
The picture below is of the tulip heads that have been topped.
Looking out across the fields towards the Cascades.