There is a place about an hour away called the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. I've seen photos in the past and dearly wanted to see it for myself. We had some free time yesterday so I "convinced" hubby that we should head south, have lunch out, and go see the tulips - it's the perfect time.
See the pink John Deere tractor and the windmill afar?The day turned out perfect, no rain (while we were there), puffy picturesque clouds, warm sun.
I'm not sure why the pink tractor.. :-) Unfortunately, the horizon was clouded - had it been a totally clear day, Mt. Hood would have been in my photos!
I must tell you, it's a FEAST for the eyes.. you just drink in the brilliant colors and the delicate petals.. it's amazing.
I loved the candy stripes of this one.
Everyone was enjoying themselves.. cameras were a'snapping.
The skyline was punctuated with huge oak trees, the leaves just barely emerging. The Willamette Valley is very fertile and stretches from Eugene to Portland. If you'd like to learn more, please click HERE.
These were a pretty coral pink.
Reds, oranges, purples, yellows, whites...
I love the red truck behind this group of tulips.
And of course they had to have a pretty red, white an blue windmill, right? :-)
On the end of the field were two huge patches of mixed tulips.. instead of long lines of the same ones.. isn't this fun?
I loved this group in a raised bed in front of the windmill.. all ruffled petals.
I saved the BEST for last.. of all the tulips in the world, these are my favorite. They're like a watercolor painting.. green and white and pink and orange! I have made this my desktop photo. What are your favorites?
My son took his oldest son fishing the other day, Hayden had caught his 2 in just minutes! He reeled them in and was sooOOOOooo proud! My son, Travis, is a wonderful daddy!
I went to "Knitting Night" at Taci's house and Gracie and Betsy were there, along with 4 of Taci's regular group. It was fun to meet more like-minded people. We had a very enjoyable time. Betsy brought one of the crochet lace pineapple tablecloths she's made. Isn't it amazing? Taci is a wonderful hostess, with fresh baked pumpkin cake and warm cookies and a choice of tea! I brought my new KnitPicks yarn to show the girls.. they all agreed it was soft and pretty!
Guess where we went for dinner on Saturday night? Dayle was worried that it would be too busy, but I called them and they said they'd "sneak" us in.
Yum! We always bring home half of it... :-)Today I will be preparing for a falls meeting tonight. Do you have any fun plans for the week? I hope you had a wonderful weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)