The Calm of the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields

The Calm of the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields | OMventure.com

As my three-month stay near Oak Harbor, Washington (on Whidbey Island) ended, I drove to the Skagit Valley tulip fields.

 

The Calm of the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields | OMventure.com

I couldn't arrive at the fields until the end of the day, but I just had to see them.

The Calm of the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields | OMventure.com

Because, as a child, this was one of my favorite family trips—going to see the tulips during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  However, heavy crowds and clogged traffic could make visits exhausting (and keep some family members from participating in this trip altogether).

The Calm of the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields | OMventure.com

Upon arrival, I couldn't believe my eyes.  Only a lone photographer was in sight.  No other humans were there.

I never realized this was possible.

 

The Calm of the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields | OMventure.com

What a gift.  Mid-week.  Off-hour.  The calm of the tulip fields.

XO