Posts Tagged ‘Skagit Valley’

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 […]


16 Images That Show Why I’m Proud to Live in the Pacific Northwest

SS41 - Man hiking along snowy ridge, Washington Cascade Mountains

It’s pretty hard to beat the Pacific Northwest as a place to hang your rain hat. This post illustrates some of the things I love about home in the PNW, which I originally wrote for the Matador Network. It all starts with the forces that form this land. As the Pacific plate slowly slides down […]


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.  


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.


Favorite 10 Landscape Images from 2011

Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse, Lime Kiln Point State Park, San Juan Island, Washington, USA

Wow.  What happened to 2011?  I can’t believe it is done and over already. The year was busy making new photos, but also in getting my business set up on the web.  I’ve spent quit a bit of time setting up my new website, as well as this blog, Google+, Facebook and my 500px portfolio.  […]