"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Monday, April 15, 2013

Traveling to the Tulips

Knit night at Taci's Friday night was great fun!  Her sweet dog, Java, honored me by resting her head on my crochet pattern in my lap and letting me snap a photo  :)  Teresa, [see her Field of Tulips post] got a good photo of Taci and Betsy holding one of the gorgeous pineapple tablecloths that Betsy has crocheted.  But I was having so much fun visiting and counting stitches that I did not focus on getting any other photos in focus :(  It is so exciting to me to be in the midst of creative stitchers, appreciating their various interests and skill levels!  Thanks for hostessing us, Taci.

Sunday afternoon most of our family piled into my mini-van and we headed south through rain showers for an hours drive to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.  We passed through woods and farm land and saw cows, sheep, goats,  a tiny waterfall, a river, a stream and a little covered bridge; and I managed to get a few photos of some of all the wonders around us.

And then we saw tulips~~~~~~ecstasy

What are you seeing around you? 


  1. Beautiful, fun filled post Gracie! That picture of Taci's dog is so cute. Just look at those eyes. I had a wonderful time too and wish We could all be there every month. The tulips are gorgeous and a great way to spend a few hours with your family.
    We had a safe drive back to Spokane with some rain and some sun. Dennis mowed a few lawns for seniors at church after we got home while I unpacked and grocery shopped. Now I'm catching up on blogs and plan to do some crocheting.

  2. Oh how I would have loved to going with you to the tulip farm, so very pretty.

  3. We got there later in the day and had a fair bit of blue skies.. we looked for you the whole time we were there. I loved seeing those seas of vivid colors!! I look forward to getting together with you soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. What a loving look the dog is giving you ☺ That bridge reminds me of the movies "Beeltejuice and Bridges of Madison County"
    Love tulips, wonderful Gracie!!!
    More ozzie birds in my backyard

  5. I have a Chocolate Lab too, and they love to rest their heads in your lap!! Sweet dogs!!
    I saw Teresa's post too, and the both of you got some fabulous photos!!! What a sight to behold!
    Darling shot of your granddaughter in the shoes!!
    xo Kris

  6. What a fun filled busy week end in your beautiful Oregon! Love the covered bridge and all those tulips!!

  7. Ww what a great, fabulous carpet of flowers made by Mother Nature... Gods creations are just perfect. Love Java's picture... She is sucha cute bab. She loved you and the attention you gave her. I loved having you over :)

  8. Oh wow, I am so envious - tulips are my favourite flowers! Such beautiful pics, that's how I'd love my garden to be - thanks for sharing these. Sweet pup pic too :-)
    Hugs xx

  9. Wow! Those colours are fantastic! I went to Holland a few years ago and was blown away by the site of tulips growing in lines of astonishing colour. :)
    I love the photo's you have shared - especially the covered bridge and Java looking adoringly at you, thanks for sharing x x

  10. Yea! More beautiful tulip photos and a covered bridge too :-) Love! Glad to hear both you and Teresa had a good time amidst the bulbs (albeit several hours apart). Have a good Tuesday Gracie...thanks for sharing!
    Blessings, Aimee

  11. Oh Gracie the tulips are wonderful and one of my favourite flowers. The dog has such a lovely face. Up until Saturday I was looking at beautiful skies, sea and lovely blooms. It's a bit warmer here now and there are signs of Spring. Love And Hugs Anne x

  12. Tulips are my favourite spring flowers and your photos of them are so lovely! Such beautiful colours thanks for sharing they have brightened my evening!
    Sarah x

  13. Amazing tulips! I had no idea there was such a place in Oregon. The sight of those fields of colours is like eating something delicious. Here our daffodils have just ventured to bloom after a few days of relative warmth. The tulips will be some time yet, though. And what a lovely dog! Such soulful eyes.

  14. Beautiful pictures.


  15. What a delight for the eyes and the soul. WONderful images. thanks.

    THe dark clouds in the backround of one of the images is very cool.

    thanks for the life

  16. Being a dutch woman I have to love tulips, this looks so much like the Keukenhof in the Netherlands. Though I suppose the Keukenhof is much bigger. But here no mountains in the skyline. Enjoy your weekend, groetjes, Gerda

  17. Oh, I just love those gorgeous tulips! I think if I were to go there they wouldn't be able to drag me away until the tulips had died!! Sorry I haven't visited in so long. I've missed everybody & it's good to be back. How lovely to have such clever friends & be able to get together to share
    Take care. Joan

  18. Lovely colour - aren't tulips stunning!

    And I have to admit that I am a tad jealous of those wonderful covered bridges you have in the States, we don't have them here...


  19. The tulips are always amazing. Some many of them and all in bloom at once--it's overload!

  20. Those tulip photos are amazing. It is always good to keep your geraniums from one year to the next - it feels like a set of free plants. Well done you! Jo x

  21. My father-in-law and sister-in-law live in the LaConner area. I love going to the Tulip Festival - it's heaven on earth. Last year we were over a bit early and only saw the daffodil fields, which were lovely but not quite the same.


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