Tulips of the Valley

colour field painting revisited

tulips of the valley I – 2018

tulips of the valley II – 2018

Visit when colour field painting means just that to see two of last years tulips of the valley variations.

WPC: Lines


 
We returned from the grandeur of Utah and Colorado this week (post to follow) just in time to enjoy the last few days of the Tulips of the Valley tulip festival in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Just in time also to meet this week’s Photo Challenge: Lines in which Cheri asks us to “share a photo with a composition dominated by lines — hard or soft, straight or curvy, vertical or horizontal, or made in nature…”.
 

 
Those of you who follow The Changing Palette may remember my post from last year The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Tra La  when we visited the Tulips of the Valley festival almost exactly a year ago. It was a glorious day once again this year and one that needs to be be shared as the Lines for Cheri could not have been more brilliant in every way. Enjoy.
 

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when colour field painting means just that

tulips of the valley I

   
 

tulips of the valley II

“The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Tra La”


 
No, my wanderlust has not taken me to the tulip fields of Holland but to the Tulips of the Valley Festival here in Chilliwack, British Columbia, an hour’s drive from Vancouver. My last visit to the festival was in 2015 and which I shared with you in my post Petal Power. With the Festival’s new location this year our visit on Tuesday was perfect for this week’s Photo Challenge as no borders needed to be crossed to visit this little piece of heaven on earth filled with its seven million blooms. Enjoy the slide show and have your spirits raised with this seasonly perfect Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Mikado performed by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.

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Petal Power

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Today was the last day of the tulip festival in Agassiz, British Columbia, Tulips of the Valley.
I hope you enjoy this slideshow of some of the pictures from our visit on Easter Monday.

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Studio 365: Day 96

Day 96 v

Agassiz in progress 6.4.15

…following our visit today to the Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz BC. Look out for more photos from this spectacular day to come.