Monday, April 21, 2014

Seabird Island Tulip Festival

With one eye on the weather forecast and the other on the looming clouds, we ventured to Agassiz yesterday to check out the Canadian version of a tulip festival. Having been to the La Conner festival many times over the years, I had expectations that this would not be as good.

The walk from the parking lot to the fields is about 1 km. one way, but on a paved road. The advantage over La Conner is that the fields here are all in one location, and they are quite large and diverse.

There is a large variety of tulips and as in La Conner, they do not all mature at the same time. Some of the fields were still green with promising buds but no blooms.

The backdrop is mountains no matter which way you point your camera. There were hundreds of people there, mostly Orientals on bus tours. Because nobody is allowed in the rows, it is easy to take a photo without people, and only blossoms.


The rains held off and the paths were dry enough to keep our shoes from getting too muddy.

Overall, it was better than I expected. No traffic congestion and continual entrance fees, but plenty of tulips.
I have two more small sets of tulip photos so stay tuned if you like this sort of thing.


Rachel said...

Really nice pictures! Your photoshop skills are coming along nicely :)

Chris said...

I love the splash of red in the black and white.