Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fields Of Yellow

If you read my story about daffodils recently you will understand why the pictures my dear friend Betty emailed to me earlier this week nearly took my breath away. You will know how they speak to my heart at Spring time every year. Last weekend Betty and her dear husband travelled to La Conner, Washington to see the daffodil fields. Oh, I need to go see them myself. Maybe next year!After reading the following information on the LaConner Chamber of Commerce website I know I want to head north when the daffodils bloom again.

Daffodils are Blooming!
"Nothing sings Spring as beautifully as La Conner's Brilliant Daffodils! As our daffodil fields begin exploding with color, we invite you to experience the delightful magic of nature in the farmlands of La Conner & Skagit Valley.

"Did you know that there are over 90 different crops grown in and around La Conner? AND, there are more tulip, iris and daffodil bulbs produced here than in any other county in the United States! Skagit County maintains one of the largest and most diverse agricultural communities west of the Cascade mountain range with Agriculture being the No. 1 industry. Local farmers produce about $261 million worth of crops, livestock, and dairy products.

"Thousands of swans, snow geese and ducks are thankful for the habitat provided by our farmers. Also thankful are the thousands of visitors and locals who are in awe of the beauty of this valley.

"Need some bright color in your nature palette this month? Welcome to La Conner ...... dance with the daffodils, dine with the ducks, and stay with the swans."

Thank you, my friend, for sharing with me the wonder of the sights you saw. Thank you for knowing what it would mean to me. I don't know if you can hear my heart singing. I imagine you can!

(Strangely enough, I don't have any daffodils in my yard! You would think my yard would be full of their cheery yellow blooms. Every Spring I decide this is the year I will finally plant them. Lots of them. Everywhere. In rows. And clumps. And this year just might be the year. I think it is. And I plan to be the first in line when they arrive in my garden store. Maybe next year I will dance with the daffodils - in my own back yard!)

10 comments:

  1. Oh how absolutely breathtaking! Those pictures leave me nearly speechless!

    Blessings!
    Liz

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  2. Wowie! Can that be real?! Just beautiful. Near where I live is Daffodil Hill, which I've never visited. Why, I don't know. Anyway, very near where I live are acres and acres of mustard..deep yellow sneezy watery eyed mustard. Gorgeous.

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  3. Gorgeous! I've just made myself a note to take a trip to LaConner one of these springs real soon~

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  4. oooo, aren't they just lovely!
    hugs, bj

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  5. daffodil fields! Ahhhh, the sound of paradise!

    cielo

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  6. I didnt know about the daffodils, I have seen the tulips up at la conner. Have you been up to bunnies by the bay? Thanks for sharing the photos! Laurie

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  7. Oh, how beautiful! I would love to go there and see all that!

    Katherine

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  8. Adrienne, what an amazing sight. The photos are glorious!

    Pat

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  9. These truly are beautiful. I need to there someday.

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  10. Adrienne,
    Wow what a wonderous site! Yes, this one brought a smile to my face and song to my heart. Wonderful place to visit, I'm sure!
    Hugs,
    Rose

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