Spring has come to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Along with it comes lovely tulips. I have trekked to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm nearly every year we've lived in Oregon. I never get tired of it, except for when I've walked all over and have had my share of the fields and the people. Late March, on a Friday, I was out there, late morning. Look at all the people. I actually had fun watching people as they were around me, talking, shooting photos everywhere!
Look, these tulips and my boots match!
These pink tulips resembled peonies. People were drawn to them as I was. People would sniff them...no scent. I watched as three Romanian women smelled them and chatted among themselves. I was tempted to take a photo, but I just watched.
People lining up to climb on the pink tractor for a photo.
Lovely finds among the mixed tulip variety. I never know what I will find. Some tulips that were previously sold are now mixed in this batch due to less bulbs and not enough to sell. Lovely oak tree in the distance.
Two steam traction engines out in the field. It was fun to watch them move out of the field.
The cow train that people like to ride, especially the children!
End of trip number one. I'd had enough that day. Only a couple hours out and I was done. Alot of people still coming in as I was going out. These photos are only a portion of what I took this day.
Tulip trip #2 was on Good Friday. I met up with my blogger friend, Linda. We were there about 8:15 a.m. and were just loving the field. I gave Linda the tour of field an ideas. She'd never been out here. We had a fun time. Notice how this photo is ....and then a few minutes later,
a different view....notice the light? Amazing! I love it!
These triumph tulips are lovely!!! Of course, my favorite color!!!
Tulip says, "I'm done, it's over!!!"
Megan, my daughter, worked out there this year. I caught her working when I went to the car to retrieve something!! Here she is showing off her vest when she came to meet Linda! Then she had to get back to work...finish putting down parking lines!
Photo of Linda and Becky (on the left).(See previous Good Friday post).. I was wearing my sunglasses on my head so I wouldn't smash them or lose them. We had some fun, tiptoeing through the tulips!
Lovely tulips with dew still on them. The pink ones are apricot parrot tulips. They are one of my favorites.
Interesting color combination. Queen of Night tulip....almost the end of the season now that they are here.
A new parrot tulip ....and I procrastinated long enough that all the potted ones were bought before I got one. They are not available to order nor the ones that look like peonies. There's always next year!!
We rambled enough and decided to take a little ride on the tram. We came to the gift shop and then talked to a few people I knew that worked there and introduced Linda to Ross, the man who started it all. Now his children run the farm.
Trying on new shoes...nope, they don't fit. But ya gotta try them on!
One last whim and then we leave the fields to head home. Can't forget our cut tulips!
The sunshine faded into clouds rolling in and the breeze came up. You could see the change coming. We left, heading into town and met for lunch before we parted our ways. By the time we got into Subway, the rain started falling! Oh how fun the four hours were with many photos on our memory cards. We will remember this for a long time!!!
Linda has a blog as well and she has a post of our trip as well. Hop on over to see her blog!!!