Lens-artists Photo Challenge #143-Colorful Spring

I got lucky, having been born in April, just when the flowers are blooming, temperatures are slowly warming, and the chorus frogs are in full voice in the pond across the street.  Our backyard is starting to look more like a garden and less like a bare field.  The birds are back at our feeders, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #142: April Foolin’

Today's challenge is a "You pick it", and being that it's April 4th, I decided to make my post about April.  April is the first full month of Spring, and the lengthening days bring out so much new growth in all the plants around us, you can't help but notice.  For me, the most important …

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Tulips, and more Tulips

In a normal year, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place during the entire month of April.  Washington State's Skagit Valley is the world's second largest producer of tulips and bulbs, outside of The Netherlands.  There are a couple of large growers who open their fields for the festival; they charge for parking across the …

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New Header Photo for Spring

Daffodil field in the Skagit Valley, around Mount Vernon, Washington.  Note the gray skies-it was raining, and we found many flooded fields.  The Tulip Festival runs through April, and if Sunday was any indication, the tulips will be late this year.  The Skagit Valley has some of the most fertile soil in our state, and …

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