Thursday, April 17, 2008

tulip pictures

tulip pictures

it's the start of tulip season & the tulip festival here in wa. so for thursday date day, we headed to skagit valley. (i had planned on heading to a big sale at a super cool stamp store, but ::shock:: decided maybe i have enough stuff... for today at least!)

emma found this sad little broken-off tulip on the ground... it is now "planted" in my front yard

welcome to washington
clouds & puddles & tulips... oh my!

emma & i at roozengaarde
a very cool tulip garden where they sell all of the different types of bulbs

emma & great grandma

emma totally enamored with the seeds on the tree
and completely ignoring the amazing flowers! i love it!

getting down & dirty with the tulips

i can't believe this is the last year we're going to have these
midweek date days. ::sigh::

great grandma & emma's hands

30 comments:

Mel said...

*Hi*
I've never left feed back on here before..but just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You are very talented! :) I just had to comment on how powerful the last pic is of their hands. It's really moving..love it! :)
Mel *in Oklahoma drinking coffee at 10pm* Gotta love it!

joscelyne cutchens said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH my goodness those are just stunning Noel. I love love love it! just breathtaking! I wish I could see it in person. amazing!

Anonymous said...

Stunning photos...wish we had some tulip fields here in Australia

Miss Onigur said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Tulips! and my DH knows it. Planted bulbs many, many years ago, but only a few took! Must be the humidity! :(
Do they have a website to purchase bulbs? Those are absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing, it brightened my day! Veronica (CKMB'r)

noel joy said...

here's their site veronica...
http://www.tulips.com/

Jackie said...

Wow amazing pics of the tulip fields..and of course Emma and Great-grandma too.......bet you froze your hineys off today.......

Allison Davis said...

Such beautiful pictures! It looks like you all had a great time! I wish we had something like that around here!

Emilie Ahern said...

WOW! Noel, your pictures took my breath away! So glorious!!!

Robin said...

Awesome pictures, Noel! I love your site!

And your shoes are to die for! Too cute!

robin_bo_bobbin

Pamela said...

Beautiful pictures Noel!!! It looks wonderful there.

Tina said...

Hi Noel,
Those are some great pictures. I almost headed up there with my little ones, too, but it was sprinkling enough down here that I was afraid it would turn out to be more up there by the time I got there. Hopefully, I will get there next week, unless tomorrow is decent. I love how colorful the pictures I get up there are.
:-)

Take care,
Tina

Stan said...

If I was at home I'd get to drive by those fields everyday. Thanks for the pic's. I can't wait to come home from this deployment and plant my two-lips on you and those little kiddos. I really miss you!

Jeanne said...

These are some glorious and beautiful pictures of a wonderful time shared. By far though what touched my heart was the last shot of their hands. It's amazing!

I've never seen so many tulips before!

hgmcconnaughey said...

Noel-

I have been a stalker of your site for a few weeks now.:) Found you thru CK. I love your site, your pages and pictures! Your pictures are so beautiful and creative. Do you have any pointers for someone trying to improve their photography? Did you take a class or read any good books? Would you mind sharing what settings some of your pictures were taken at? Any advice you could give would be great! Thanks for sharing with us! Love your stuff!
Heather

Jen Cook said...

Amazing photos! Love the last one and the vibrance of the tulips amongst your daughters fair complexion and her light hair!
Have you been trained as a photographer? You are truly a natural!
Jen

Scrappy Girl said...

The pictures are all gorgeous! I think the last "hands" photo is the most touching one. Love it.

Lynda J P said...

well i guess u can guess which pic was my fave...the hands and the cute tulip stamp....
what gorgeous photos u got. love the first one too! there was a path there right? i'm not one with a green thumb, more like a plastic one *wink* wink* glad u r enjoying those mid day dates..memories either of u will forget...ggrandma too! have a great day....
a safe return for your man!

lynda in calif (nothin' but dirt & cacti here....)

Rena said...

The hands are priceless!! I cannot tell you how much I wish I had pictures of my grandmas hands. You are pretty good with that camera Noel!! I have a girl named Emma too. She will be going to Kindergarten in the fall. I know what you mean about having that time together!

Kathy said...

I have to say I had to cry just a little at the hands photo. My mom died in December and my daughter just had a darling little girl (GD #2, yeah!)last week. My mom would have so gotten a tattoo (temp, of course) with her grands or greatgrands. Thanks for sharing your life.
Kathy T in SW IN

Latrice said...

The color in those pics is amazing!! Great job on the pictures. It looks like you and Emma and GG had a fabulous time!! Fun!

anna said...

ooooh, oooooh, oooooh, and more ooooh! so love the photos. you a great at taking pics! the last shot of the hands...so touching!

Cindy said...

Breathtaking photos! I love looking at them. I like the opposite but same looking hands at the end! Beautiful!
Cindy

Laurie said...

Wow! Those are such beautiful pictures!! We never have things like tulip and daffodil festivals here in NM. Bummer! Love the picture of Emma and Great Grandma's hands.

Tezra Williams said...

I am sooooo jealous of these beautiful flower fields that you have up there!!!

Gorgeous pictures too!

Stephanie said...

Visiting here was just the shot of spring I needed. Awoke 17 degrees and 8" of snow! Love the photos and the photos of the Seattle trip a few posts back, looks like everyone had a load of fun!

okanogangirl said...

Noel, you always inspire me so much, but I gotta ask...

WILL YOU PLEASE PUBLISH A BOOK ON HOW TO TAKE GREAT PICS OF YOUR KIDS?? Your scrappin' is incredible, but I love you photography style just as much!!!

Tracey Locher said...

SERIOUSLY, Noel! These photos are INCREDIBLE!! Simply STUNNING!!!

Britt and Jon said...

pics lOOk awesome, Noel. Maybe you wiLL have to teach me b/c mine aren't so hot! LOL! I can't wait to sEE what you creat with the Scarlet Lime kit! I played around yesterday and can't get enough!

BriTTany

luv2talk said...

eh, I've seen better.









Annie left that comment for me after I rec'd much praise for something on the MB. I thought it was hilarious. So I'm sharing it with you now. Totally AWESOME, NOEL. Inspiring and Awesome. Thanks!

Whippet said...

What beautiful flowers! Great pictures from spring break too:-)

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