Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Skagit Valley Tulip Sunrise

Rows of pink tulips, Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon, Washington

Another year, another spring and another sunrise in the colorful RoozenGaarde fields of tulips in Washington State’s Skagit Valley.  Now at least a 15 year tradition, my family makes the 45 minute pre-dawn drive to witness and photograph another spectacular sunrise over 350 acres of tulips standing in neat rows organized by Dutch settlers since […]


Spring Arrives in the Skagit Valley

Daffodil field, Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon, Washington State

Nothing signals the arrival of spring in Western Washington like an expansive field of blooming yellow daffodils in the Skagit Valley. Starting with 5 acres in 1947, the Dutch immigrant Roozen family now runs the Washington Bulb Company on 2000 acres of Skagit Valley fertile soil, making it the largest daffodil, tulip and iris agricultural […]


Skagit Valley Tulips

Tulips, Roozengaarde display gardens, Skagit Valley, Washington

A few photos from Roozengaarde’s fields and display gardens in Mount Vernon, Washington.


Spring Arrives in the Skagit Valley

Daffodils blooming on a Skagit Valley farm, Skagit County, Washington, USA

Spring has sprung in the Skagit Valley with these yellow trumpet dutch master daffodils heralding the changing of the seasons.  Follow the bloom progression from daffodils, through tulips and finally to irises on Roozengaarde’s bloom map. My advice for enjoying the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival without the crowds:  visit on a weekday or arrive […]


Dawn Breaks Over a Skagit Valley Iris Field

Dawn breaks over a field of blue irises, Mount Vernon, Skagit Valley, Skagit County, Washington, USA

Yesterday morning’s sun just starting to rise over a field of purple irises.  RoozenGaarde grows over 1000 acres of colorful iris, tulip and daffodil bulbs in Washington State’s fertile Skagit Valley. Photo info:  Canon 5D Mark II, Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift lens, six HDR exposures at f/22, ISO 100.  


Columbia River Gorge – Day 3 – Rowena Plateau & Klickitat River Loop

Sun rises over wildflowers on the Rowena Plateau, Tom McCall Preserve, Rowena, Oregon, USA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 I spend this morning’s sunrise up on the Rowena Plateau, part of The Nature Conservancy’s Tom McCall Nature Preserve just west of The Dalles, Oregon.  Rowena Plateau offers wildflowers and great views out over the Columbia River from basalt cliff tops. I’m there about 30 minutes prior to sunrise to scout […]


Skagit Valley Tulips

Sun rises over field of red tulips in the Skagit Valley

After a cooler than normal spring, the Skagit Valley tulip fields are finally in full bloom.  Now is the time to head up to the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival taking place in Mount Vernon, Washington.  This Pacific Northwest premier event draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to see millions of tulips, a good reason […]


Spring Arrives to the Skagit Valley!

Daffodils blooming on a Skagit Valley farm, Skagit County, Washington

Spring is here!  The daffodils  are in full bloom on this Skagit Valley farm, a sure sign that spring has finally arrived to Western Washington.  RoozenGaarde grows millions of daffodils, tulips and irises on over 1000 acres of fields. Photo info:  Canon 5D Mark II, Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift lens, 1/8sec at f/18, ISO 100.