Looking Back at Spring

Back a couple of weeks ago we got a huge (at least huge for Western WA) snow storm. It threw me off my game. I still feel like I’m trying to get my feet back under me. We were without power and it felt like the kids were never going to go back to school. 

We still have piles of snow in random places and where the fields stay shady there is a sheet of crusty snow. Today there is sun but it’s still cold outside. I’m longing for Spring and warmth. So, today I looked back through my April photos from the past years. Tulips bring such beautiful color to this area and they come up fairly early with the promise of warmer weather and sunshine.

This series of photos was from a local nursery and tulip farm. I had a friend had asked if I would help her learn how to use her DSLR camera so we spent the day talking camera settings and taking photos of the beautiful scenery. 

St. Francis of Assisi garden statue in front of cherry blossoms
white and red tulip bud

I loved this statue. This is St. Francis of Assisi, known as the patron saint of animals. During my childhood, and oftentimes during my adulthood, I would find and keep random animals. My mom often joked that my favorite thing to say was, “it followed me home. Can I keep it?” Dogs, cats, snakes, chipmunks, squirrels, the list goes on. When I came upon this statue I knew I needed a photo!

yellow and pink tulip bud
field of dark pink tulips
field of tulips in strips of white, red, and yellow

The tulip colors are so vibrant and lush.Don’t the mixed color tulips look like bands of confetti?

Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I’ll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me
Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me
Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray
We’ll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me
Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray
We’ll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me
-Tiny Tim
looking down on three dark pink and white fancy tulips
Field of red, white, and yellow tulips in front of an old barn
field of light salmon tulips
blue and yellow iris bloom

I hope you enjoyed this little preview of Spring. I really hope Punxsutawney Phil was right and Spring is just around the corner!!!

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