The month of April is tulip month in Mt. Vernon, Washington. Home of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, this area is a destination event. We've been in Seattle for nearly 27 years and finally had the right convergence of remembering, having some time, and not caring about the traffic. We were not disappointed. The Tulip Festival web site has all the needed details.
The sun was bright and overhead. Not always ideal for bringing out the color, but on Sat. (4/23), it created some very nice highlights with both front and back lighting capabilities.
Additional tulip photos can be viewed at Sockeye Photography