Salt & Pepper Shakers

Salt & Pepper Shakers
One of my favorite finds while on vacation in Pennsylvania

Not the store bought variety...

Not the store bought variety...
I loved the color of these beauties in a white bowl

Sunday, April 26, 2009

It was a wonderful weekend!

Look at how gorgeous these tulips are!

Saturday our family drove up to the lovely Skagit Valley for the annual tulip Festival.

It started out a bit rainy and cloudy but gave into a beautiful day after all. We first attended the flight show and that was amazing. The stunt pilots were very talented men that did some crazy, very impressive things in the sky!I didn't include photo's of that in this post because I had so many great photos of the flowers to share. I hope you enjoy them!

Did you see those pretty fluffy white clouds?

I love days like that!

And the velvety red tulips lying beneath like a cozy blanket.

I love the way the rows and rows of the tulips look.
It was interesting how every once in a while there will be one tulip that is a totally different color. Sometimes I feel like that odd flower out. I just don't always fit in.
The flower and I were one-LoL-kindred spirits.
Reminds me of Grandma's quilt with all
the different colors and textures.
There were also many variety's of Daffodils too.
Daffodils are such cute flowers and bring back great memories for me!
Aren't these next tulips interesting?
I Adore the contrast...
There's that one random,
different colored flower again...
The next variety was called Ice Cream.
Who would have thought of naming a tulip that?
I love how they are short and full and don't even really look like a tulip at all.
This next pretty pink is a favorite of mine-so delicate.
The gardens and fields at Roozen Gaarde were absolutely gorgeous! The work it must take to accomplish this- just imagine...
I totally dig on topiary they remind me of
a Dr. Seuss book. How fun is that? I know!
I was not able to get as many photos of the entire garden because there were a lot of visitors that day.
Plus it is hard to really do it justice.
But on the other hand it is so spectacular you really almost can't take a bad photo!
So many lovely layers!
More flower patch work-Sooo Pretty!
If you go to their website to order bulbs
they have some great deals.
You can visit them at
It was a very good day and we had a wonderful time!
I hope you all enjoyed it too!

Have a nice week and...

May warm ray's of sunshine kiss your garden!

~Tam :D


  1. Those tulips are soooo beautiful!! Each year, we have a tulip festival in a town called Spalding. There will be a carnival, where all the floats are covered tin different coloured tulips, it's lovely to see!

    Have a lovely week : )

    Sharon xxx

  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend. The flowers are amazing!!! So gorgeous, I'm glad you shared the pics!

  3. So glad you had such a lovely day! How beautiful they all are!

  4. Oh Tam you are so lucky to have this so close to where you live,your lovely photos have brightened up my day thankyou.Have a great week

    Best wishes Pat

  5. Tam your photos are gorgeous! They made me homesick for the Oregon/Washington area. We only lived out there three years but three of the best years ever due to all the beauty to be found. Thanks for the memories . . . ♥

  6. oh my goodness.....what a great post!!! i love the ice cream tulip!!! wonder if they are still in bloom.....just beautiful!!!

    Heart Hugs,

  7. Yes, Tam, you are one lucky gal to live in such an amazing part of our country!! Every single photo was beautiful!!! I just can't imagine standing there--surrounded by that glorious color. I, too, feel like that 'odd' tulip you spoke of and showed us. I guess it's good thing to be different once in awhile, isn't it? :)

    I also enjoyed your beautiful old purses! The beaded one from France is just amazing. It's so great to have the one your grandmother gave you!!

    Have a great weekend! Dana

  8. oh, I love this post! When we lived in the Netherlands, we lived across fields that looked like this once a year in April.:)
    xo Lidy

  9. These pictures don't look real. They are so perfect!! Hope you are doing well, have a great weekend!!

  10. Your photos are gorgeous! I've never seen fields of tulips! They're awesome! Isn't it cool how there's different flowers in different parts of the country? Like we have the bluebonnets flourishing right now here in TX! My favorite of your tulips are the ruffled ones shown in your first photo and the ice-cream ones! So amazing! Thanks for sharing these photos with us! Patti


  11. Beautiful photos and a lovely colourful and cheerful post. The ice cream variety are gorgeous, Ive never seen them before X

  12. I can't imagine how it would be to see all this beauty up close and personal!! There were varieties I'd never seen before. The pink, ice ream, lavender colored were my favorites. Hopefully hubs and I can go next year. How far is it from Vancouver,WA.
    Maybe we could take a nice train ride at least part way.

    I've just posted my M-day ideas that you might enjoy.

    Sweet wishes,

  13. Tam, YOU are my favorite two lips! I love what you have to say about what you see. There is a reason I have always been your pal, you are mondo cool! Oh, and by the way, my fresh slugs for sale button hooks up to this blog but I don't see them anywhere, I have someone who might want to order a fresh pair of them. Oh, and also, I know where to get a couple of little stuffed Foster Farms imposter chickens. Are you interested? Love, Mrs. Slug

  14. Your pictures are beautiful. I could have my whole yard filled with tulips and coneflowers.

  15. Beautiful! Those pictures would make a great screen saver. I would love to go there sometime.

  16. Beautiful pictures! I love the pink one too. I only have one variety of tulip so far - Angelique. I just love it. It reminds me of peonies.

  17. My very favorite flower, the tulip! I have never seen so many beautiful colors of tulips in mass....great photography!

  18. So Beautiful !! So Beautiful !!
    Linda Marie

  19. Wonderful photos, they have tulip fields in the Willamette Valley, near Portland, and it reminded me of a trip one spring to the fields. I do miss the PNW. Here in Alabama,,well there is other wonders of nature of course,,but home is home. I am glad you like it there. Have a blessed week!