Tulip Day, Part Two

Oh Mokihana, you have been such a bad blogger lately!

Yeah, I know. U going gimme slippah?
I am very tempted to.
Try wait! I going post right now!
Okay, but youʻd better have it done this afternoon!
Mokihana hustles to make good on her word.

Kʻden. I no like get slippah so here goes.

Almost to the tulip farm, we spied these, the first tulips that weʻd seen anywhere, growing alongside the road.

Hereʻs the place, but $10.00 per car was a bit steep for us and we didn’t need to go into the gift shop, so I decided there had to be a back road somewhere.

Because don’t tell me there isn’t another option! True, we wouldn’t be able to walk among the acres of tulips, but since it was rainy and cold, that didn’t matter. I kinda followed my nose and found the back road! There before us lay the acres of gorgeous tulips!

This is how far away they were.

Another reason we didn’t want to go into the actual farm activities was that we weren’t interested in the slides, the gift shop, the crowds, etc. And by not going, try look the awesome horsie photo that I got!

Here is the first…of many…tulip photos. I took them with my telephoto lens.

The colors were absolutely beautiful! I couldn’t help but wonder how many bulbs are actually in the ground here.

The Wooden Shoe Bulb Farm has to have a Dutch windmill, right? And it does!

There were some brave people walking through the fields, which you’re allowed to do if you’ve paid to park inside.

This is my serendipitous shot of the day. A horse trotting along in the pasture with the tulip fields behind him as a backdrop.

I loved seeing the old John Deere in the middle of the field.

In some fields, the colors of the tulips were all the same. But here, they’re all mixed up together, which I really like.

See what I mean? I call these “multi-cultural) tulip rows, just like back home in Hawaiʻi.

I thought my telephoto lens was doing pretty well.

Beautiful!!

This field was more close to the road; the flowers here were just beginning to open.

Love the striping on these pink ones.

The colors seem to stand out better against the green of the fir trees.

You can see how wet and muddy the fields were. Which is another reason why we didn’t go tramping through everything.

Can you see that one kinda black one mixed in with the bright colors?

Now I totally realize that I am showing ukupilazillion photos of tulips. But it was really hard to stop taking photos when One, there were so many of them, and Two, because they were so beautiful!

See what I mean?

Acres and acres of them!

This is one of my favorite shots: one daffodil in the middle of all the tulips!

My telephoto lens is awesome!

We wondered what happens to all these gorgeous flowers. Are they left to go to seed for new bulbs or something? Sold as cut flowers?

If I could, I would take home armloads of tulips and have them in vases all over the house.

Then I’d get more armloads and give them to my friends.

From a distance, their colors light up the landscape like little tulip lanterns.

Oregon is so beautiful in the Spring!

Finally, after feasting our eyes on the beauty, it was time to leave. I saw this sign and took a photo of it just because it said “fiber”…of course, immediately, I thought, “Wool!” “Spinning fiber!”

(Mokihana, you’re so nutz!)

I know, yeah?

On the way home, we saw this beautiful old church.

And a several months old colt…

…with Mama nearby.

We passed by the Yoder Store in Yoder, one of my all-time favorite places to explore. Unfortunately, it was closed.

Taking more back roads, we saw a pond with some Canada Geese in it.

They looked so peaceful, swimming lazily by…

Oh! Get moa!!

We crossed over a river…I can’t find our photo log saying what river it is, though. Sheesh.

It had a neat old stone bridge going over it.

We’d never seen a barn with an overhang like this one. We are still not too far from Yoder.

As we drove along, Nolemana was able to catch this flock of geese flying high overhead. Well, obviously he couldn’t really catch them, but he did with his camera. Well, my camera, actually.

And he did it again!

We were back in Damascus again, and along a road near our house, the flowering Sakura trees were in full bloom.

I think the white ones are flowering pear, but I’m not sure. No matter. They’re all beautiful together.

And that’s it! Pau! Now I not going get slippah!! I will leave you with a video I took at the tulip farm so that you can see these beautiful flowers dancing in the breeze.

Next time, join me for the Tour de Fleece!

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4 Responses to Tulip Day, Part Two

  1. RONW says:

    spectacular, and yes the telephoto is awesome.

  2. Ohhh how beautiful!!!

    I loved the runnign horse and the old tractor and the curch and the daffodil the best. Heck, I loved all of them.
    I am related to some Indiana Yoders on the Amish side of my family :-}

    In Michgian near the city of Holland they have a tulip festival every year, and where I grew up a farmer raised gladiolus in Branch County michigan.

    Thank you!!! It was ALMOST worth the wait. If I hadn’t missed ya, it would have been worth the wait Lol :-}

  3. AFK says:

    “Then I’d get more armloads and give them to my friends.”

    I think you just did. An’ dese pua not goin’ die aftah one week. Tanks Moki-chan!

  4. Kikue Mugen says:

    Beautiful.

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