Sunday with Elly

Elly took me out to the Tsubaki shrine in Granite Falls, and then we went to see the tulips in Mt. Vernon. (Followed by dinner in Anacortes.)

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

1: A lantern marking the road

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2: Unsurprisingly, bamboo was everywhere

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3: A purification fountain in front of the shrine

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4: An arrangement outside the shrine

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5: Slightly wider shot

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6: Elly poses

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7: Bamboo

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8: The Pilchuck River flows right behind the shrine

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9: Detail of a plinth outside the shrine

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10: Bamboo

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11: More bamboo

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12: Me, posing in front of the fountain

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13: A flower outside the shrine

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14: Different flower, same shrub :)

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15: Another lantern

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16: We headed up to the tulip fields next

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17: Hectares and hectares of flowers

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18: Bright colours

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19: The sun was really intense—I wish I'd brought a shade or a reflector

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20: Backlit through the flower

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21: Dualing cameras!

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22: Elly

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23: You can see the pink and purple fields off in the distance

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24: Detail shot of a tulip—I was going for interesting fields of colour here.

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25: Another shot of the red, purple, and pink fields

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26: More tulips

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27: …still more tulips

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28: Tulips tulips tulips

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29: Yes, there were a lot of tulips

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30: Played with the colours a bit here

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31: Looking back towards the yellow fields

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32: Detail of a pink tulip 1

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33: Detail of a pink tulip 2

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34: Detail of a pink tulip 3

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35: Detail of a pink tulip 4

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36: Detail of a pink tulip 5

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37: Field of pink tulips

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38: More tulips
Elly! :)


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39: We ended up at Tulip Town—crowded, commercialized, and not many tulips

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40: Although these yellow ones were pretty nice

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