Every year, the Skagit Valley holds a Tulip Festival, and I’m pretty sure that MILLIONS of photos are taken of flowers here in the month of April. I chose to capture Charles and the flowers for a change of pace:
The festival is really just a bunch of art galleries, wine/cider tastings, events, and store openings after a long winter coinciding with the blooming of over 900 acres of tulips throughout the month of April. There is a street fair (mostly high-priced crafts), several hundred thousand tourists over the course of a month, and a lot of mud. You don’t so much tiptoe through the tulips as wade around the troughs of mud. But it is gorgeous nonetheless.
Charles and I got to visit a local grower as a part of his preschool’s field trip. He only tried to run away from the group a few times, so I consider that a win. I must say, childcare workers have my respect and admiration.
Here’s a flower-photo-taking tip: to get your toddler to look like he’s smelling the flowers, ask him to give the flower a kiss.
“Fast running, mommy!”