One of the highlights of my year is to visit the Skagit Valley tulip festival in Mt. Vernon, Washington. Growing up, I always love to watch my parents plant flower seeds into a pot and anticipate them grow overtime. It was something both my parents love to do, and every morning they never failed to pamper their growing plants and flowers. We didn’t have a huge house and the community that we lived in doesn’t have enough space for each houses to have a backyard. My parents would line up their plants on our front porch to showcase their beauty and bring color into our home. A single flower can make my mom smile, and that’s why when I showed her some of the photos I have taken of this festival, she was almost in tears.
I was pretty amazed myself, considering I have never seen rows of thousands of tulips up close. I definitely promised to take my mom here when she comes up to Seattle for a visit. I can almost imagine her eyes sparkling and her expression full of excitement. The festival is usually held every April and will last a month. There is a couple of places where you can see the tulips up close for a small fee. It can get really busy, especially during the weekend, so I suggest you come early. Don’t forget to bring you camera as well, and I suggest you buy some tulips there too!
You can view more photos of this festival HERE.