Sneak Peak: RoozenGaarde Display Garden

Dad and I trekked up to Mount Vernon, Washington, yesterday to photograph the tulips at RoozenGaarde Display Garden.  You may recall that we visited last year as well--what can I say?  It's a flower photographer's dream to have so many blooms to choose from all in one place.  We had hoped the weather would clear off for us and give us some good light for shooting, but it turned out to be only semi-cooperative.  I still had fun playing with my new camera and practicing with different lenses.  I spent more time trying to capture color combinations and interesting shapes than I usually do, but of course I took plenty of "head shots" as well.  I haven't had time to go through all the pictures yet but thought I would post a sneak peak with a few of my favorites before I head off on vacation this week.  More to come later this month!

(These first pictures were taken with my new-to-me 18-200mm VR lens)

Circle of Color

Rows of Pink

Yellow Tulips from Ground Level

Bee in Flight (you'll probably have to click to enlarge if you want to see the bee)

Princess Irene and a Sea of Muscari

(These next pictures were taken with my dad's 105 mm macro lens)

Late Blooming Daffodil

All Orange

The Lovely Aperitif Tulips

Purple Happiness

Waiting to Open

And now it's back to prepping and packing for vacation.  I am quite certain I will have lots of pictures to share when I get back.  Until then, tulip season is almost over--so get out and enjoy them while you can!


  1. So, soooo beautiful! Can you post some of these to snapfish again? I'd like to order some... or are you selling them big time now?

  2. Beautiful as usual! Hope you have a great vacation!!!


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