Today was a truly awesome, wonderful day. I spent the whole day with my daughter . We went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn. I have been there many times, but she had never been there and I was so excited to be able to share the beauty of the fields with her. As we drove in there was the usual long lines of cars and Senior Resident buses waiting to pay their $5.00 per person fee. Now that is a reasonable parking fee to see fields and fields of vibrant, colored tulips....
|The fields were there but where were the vibrant colored tulips?|
|In Pots. Huge Pots. And they were beautiful.|
|I had checked the weather forcast before I left and was happy to see no rain for today. But something told me it would be wise to bring our boots.....Boy did that pay off!!!|
|I spoke to one of the employees there. They said because of all the cold weather and all the rain the fields were not only late in blooming, there was mud and water everywhere.|
|Signs asked that guest walk on the large path ways not between the rows of tulips.... "mom which side of the creek do you want to walk on"?|
|The flowers that were in bloom were beautiful.|
|This dog was adorable. He was obedient and fun. We asked if we could take his picture and they said sure. They told him to smile and sure enough..........check out the smile.|
|Aren't we glad we brought our boots? Oh, yeah!!!!!|
|This high platform is so you can get a broad view from high up|
|And I'm not using it here? Well I had Sheila beside me so I laid the cane on the bench right in front of me, and walked off and left it.|
It was a wonderful, beautiful day. Sunshine, beautiful flowers and being with my daughter. A mom can't ask for much more than that. I and a friend are going back there in a couple of weeks to meet our friends and we have been assured, unless weather gets freaky, the fields will be in full color. We'll see.
|Bye For Now|
I'll love you for ever and for always
Your Betty Girl
Your Betty Girl