Personal, Poetry, re-post

Tulip Festival

Some years ago some very lucky Abbotsford BC fields were transformed for a few weeks in April by tulips. The Abbotsford Tulip Festival went on for a few years, history now I'm afraid, due to the pandemic and the devastating November 2021 floods in the Fraser Valley. But I have memories and a poem composed… Continue reading Tulip Festival


Tulip Festival (NPM ’16-Day 9)

All photos © 2016 by V. Nesdoly Tulip Festival A few tulips are beautiful acres of them stunning— bouclé strips of colour in the palette of Spring: red, peach, yellow, pink orange, variegated, white, wine, varieties named for memories and with imagination: Rhapsody, Lolyta Christmas Gift, Graya, Kelly, Charade. They are April wine, goblets capturing… Continue reading Tulip Festival (NPM ’16-Day 9)

nature, Personal, Poetry Friday

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Red, pink and yellow on the distant horizon like a rainbow mirage beckons flower-hunters. Textured strips of wine, crimson magenta, plum, canary blanket the fields a crocheted afghan of color. Packed clay borders teem with beauty-seekers. Couples walk hand-in-hand. Old women push walkers over the lumpy earth beside middle-aged daughters pleased… Continue reading Skagit Valley Tulip Festival