Monday, May 21, 2012

Topped Tulips

May is drawing to a close and the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is fading into a distant memory (along with the extra traffic it brings) for the season. The tulips have also been long since topped, which the bulb growers do each year to preserve the bulbs, meaning the beautiful tulip vistas are void of the vibrant multicolored patterns and are limited to fields of green.

Tonight's images are two tulip photos taken in the process of a local field being topped. The first is a photo of some topped tulips and the second a close up of one that has not been topped yet.

Topped Tulips

Colorful closeup

Don't forget to take time to stop and smell the flowers, since you don't know how long they will be there!



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