After a week of beautiful weather it rained on my day off, my first chance to get to the Tulip Festival in Woodburn. But as any true Oregonian knows, you don’t stop doing what you’ve planned because of a little rain. So off we went, Emily and Margaret and I. As we walked around the tulip fields the mist became drizzle and the drizzle blew into just a plain rainstorm. The wind was cold! Nevertheless, the flowers were beautiful and there was a certain crazy pleasure in braving the storm for beauty’s sake.
I learned that there are a lot more types of tulips than I’d realized, pointy petals (Lily-Flowered) or round, fringed, ruffled (Parrot tulips), double tulips, single early tulips, double early blooming, variegated, and so on and on. To say nothing of the daffodils: I counted 37 varieties of daffodils alone in the catalogue. I plan to place an order for bulbs and next year perhaps you will see photos from my yard!
The wooden shoe train
Margaret is more interested in the weeds!
Look at the size of those heads!
As we left the tulip fields the sky started to clear.
A pretty church in Woodburn, Elliott Prairie Community Church
We went to the Woodburn Company Outlet Stores on the way home, and guess what we saw! More tulips!
These were bedded in filbert shells.
The next day I was at my doctor’s office, and what should I see but MORE TULIPS!
Aren’t they wonderful?