If you have ever seen aerial photographs of Holland during tulip season, the rainbow stripes of blooms are mesmerizing. Imagine what it is like to tiptoe through a tulip festival! If you are lucky enough to live in an area where there are tulip farms, then there is no doubt that you have packed your family in the car and headed off for a weekend of tulip peeping.
I am one of those lucky ones. There is a local tulip festival in Abbotsford, BC, and a much larger farm festival just across the border in the Skagit Valley. Over many years I have been attending these festivals for photography, tulip-picking, and family fun. There is much tulip frolicking to be done in the expansive fields, however, you will not be alone. There are thousands of other tulip lovers who will also be headed out to the fields for what I affectionately call tulip bedlam.
I’ll share some of my photos of the tulip fields for your virtual enjoyment. And as a seasoned tuliper, I will also share some of my tips for keeping sane while getting your garden therapy.
If you wake up late on a sunny Sunday morning and decided over breakfast that it’s a beautiful day to see the tulips, you are already too late! Get up early, my friends, and plan to arrive at the tulip fields when they open. You will get the best light for photography, and you won’t have a hundred strangers hanging out in all your photos. When you pack up and leave a few hours later,…