Friday May 11th 2012
Friday was another sunny warm day, a good time to see some sights here in Northern Washington. On our way to Skagit Valley to see the tulips, we stopped in Sedro Woolley, a small town up river from Concrete. They have a Monkey tree. This is not the first one we have seen in WA, but it is the only one I got a picture of.
I have never heard of a Monkey Tree and here they are in Washington. I’m not sure if they are native to Washington or where they come from.
Skagit Valley is known for it’s tulips, they have a festival every year, but we happen to be in MN when it was happening. The fields of tulips were done blooming when we visited, but we stopped at RoozenGaardes to look at their tulips. They have more then a 1/4 million bulbs that bloom every spring.
My camera battery died before I got all the pictures I wanted so Steve and Sandy let me download some the took.
They gardens also have daffodils, and irises and an authentic Dutch windmill. Mount Baker and the Cascades provide a scenic backdrop for the gardens.
I went on line and did find some pictures of the fields of Tulips.