Monday, April 30, 2012

RoozenGaarde Tulip Garden

Recently, yesterday in fact, I visited the RoozenGaarde display garden in Mt. Vernon.


The Roozen family have been bulb growers in Holland and the U.S. since the early 1700's. They ship bulbs all over the world. I loved seeing the variety in color, size and height.


And people come from all over the world to see their display garden. I could hear German, Spanish, Hindi, and many other languages being spoken.

Tulip Tree

I'm lucky because their garden is only a few hours north of Seattle and this year my Mom wanted to see them.

Mom visits the tulips

We thought we'd show them to Walter too.

Walter finds the tulips

The place was packed! It was hard to get a photo without other people in it who were also trying to get a photo without anyone else in it. But it was worth it, to see so much color.




I hope we can return next year, so he can run wear some rubber boots and play in the mud. That seemed to be where the action was really at.


What a way to celebrate Spring!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Multnomah Falls

In February I had my first trip away from Walter. I think it was for about 36 hours. But to be a whole state away from him at 7 months old was a feat for me and for him too, I think.

Luckily my knitters just wanted a quick trip to Portland and I always want to go to Portland.

For the first time I made it to Multnomah Falls, something I'd been wanting to do for a long time.   It was a blustery day. You can even see some white caps in the photos.

Despite many trips to Portland, no one else I'd ever been with had wanted to stop before.

I can't imagine why not, it's a beautiful place.

I hope to return again, and maybe next time I'll show it to Walter.