Having been home for a little over a month now, our house is finally getting into a bit of shape, the yard is slowly finding itself with fewer and fewer weeds, my art studio’s hibernation is getting closer to ending and we decided it was time to get out-of-town for a day! Yep, it had just been too long without even a bit of travel for this wanderlusting pair, so we gassed up the ole Honda and headed north to the town of Mt. Vernon, Washington. Why Mt. Vernon? Because of this:
Mt. Vernon and the next door town of La Conner are known for two things in our area: daffodils and tulips. Still a bit early to see much in the way of tulip colors so we gloried instead in fields of yellow. Absolutely stunning! Especially with some of the first real sunshine we’ve had in weeks and weeks.
Seeing all the yellow REALLY reminded me of a certain day out on safari in Tanzania…
After an hour of driving around the various fields, which we might go back to in a few weeks for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, we headed over to Mt. Vernon for our own lunch only to stumble across a little enclave of street art! For a few blocks we found mural after mural – magnificent! I can’t tell you much about these artist-wise, but they were a delightful addition to an already colorific day.
After weeks of gray, the bright sun, glowing daffies and shining street art was simply dazzling! How about having days like this every week? Yes, please.