4.15.2013

Tulips Don't Wilt >> So Much as Faint

Okay, this one's got a lot of photos.
Cuz, BAM, we went and saw tulips! Before I even had a kernel of a thought of an inkling that we might end up living here someday, I had wanted to come and see the Tulip Festival. My sister told me about it a few years ago, and we even talked about making a trip one year for my birthday, but it never happened. Of course now that we're here, we had to go!
Please excuse my use of 90s slang here, but it was the bomb dot com.

The fearless beagle accompanied us. Sometimes, when you talk to her, she cocks her head like in the picture here. Like she's really listening. Adorables. And I just liked the way this bus looked.

It was also a fun excuse to try out my new camera lens. I went with a 50mm f/1.8, and am loving it! The only thing is getting used to the fixed focal length, but no biggie.




Turns out you can't really do much with a field of tulips, except walk around the perimeter a bit and take lots of photos. Except, after awhile you've kinda taken all the pictures of tulips that you could possibly ever need, so then no more of that. So, we traipsed in the mud a bit, found a cute little town, and got some picnic supplies for a lunch by the water. All in all, a pretty great spring day. If you're ever in Washington in April, put this on the list of "can't misses."

Is anything blooming in your neck of the woods?

shanti >> sondra

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16 comments:

  1. Great photos!

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  2. Awesome! and NO NOTHING IS BLOOMING!!!! GRRRR!!! The winter that will never end! There's still SNOW!!!!!

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  3. Faith Bradley4/16/13, 8:22 AM

    Dangit. Even though I lived SO CLOSE to there for three years I'VE STILL NEVER GONE!! How pathetic is that? And now I'm in Duluth haha. I guess I have an excuse to go back. Pictures look great by the way :)

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  4. Emily Coletti4/16/13, 9:12 AM

    oh my gosh. could this be any more beautiful.
    cutest. for reals.
    let me know if you'd want to swap ads with me. i'd absolutely love to display yours!
    xoxo
    e
    http://nine-fortytwo.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooooh!!! We have tulips blooming in our backyard and I LOVE THEM. I can only imagine a gorgeous field of them. We have a field of lavender here that Jen and I have wanted to see for a while!!! Gorgeous pictures. :D

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  6. Ah the wonderful sights in life :) I caught up on your blog tonight & really enjoyed it, loving every post!


    <3 Meg
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  7. abhaya_sondra4/16/13, 8:00 PM

    absolutely! your photos are gorgeous, btw. The code is downdog - let me know if you need a specific size from me!

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  8. abhaya_sondra4/16/13, 8:01 PM

    thanks, dear!

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  9. abhaya_sondra4/16/13, 8:02 PM

    I have never seen a field of lavender - sounds lovely! Hopefully someday!

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  10. abhaya_sondra4/16/13, 8:02 PM

    Yeah, you won't see anything like that in Duluth, but you do get to look at Lake Superior everyday, so you still win. :)

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  11. abhaya_sondra4/16/13, 8:02 PM

    Boo. You should live here!

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  12. abhaya_sondra4/16/13, 8:03 PM

    Thanks, dude!

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  13. This is so beautiful! But I can imagine that once you've seen a field of tulips, well, what else is there to do?! Still lovely though...I buy tulips once a week now. It's the only spring we've really seen so far!!

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  14. Emily Coletti4/17/13, 1:56 PM

    yay! just added it! mine is

    email me if there are any problems lol. i suck at button things.

    lovely!

    xoxo

    e

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  15. I have never seen a field of tulips! Oh my! It must have been so beautiful!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  16. abhaya_sondra4/22/13, 1:55 PM

    Sorry this took me so long, I just 100% forgot. :/ but it's up now and it looks great!

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