It’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival time!
The flowers were ablaze with color. The sky was bright blue and the sun was out. Mt. Baker was visible in the distance. It was glorious. I first hiked far out into the fields where I had a view of tulips and the mountain.
Then I decided to sketch the windmill.
About the windmill (from the website): “Tulip Towns’ owner, Tom De Goede, had the good fortune to visit his family in Holland in May 2003. There he viewed his villages’ windmill, which was designed to pump water from one canal to the next. It was an impressive site. This beautiful scene inspired Tom to build a replica of the windmill at Tulip Town. Luckily, Toms’ sister Nel was able to help by directing him to the blueprint of the original windmill. Michael Kerley was master builder”
I’m not happy with the sketch and wished I’d made one another view of the beautiful fields, such as the one at the top of this post. The windmill will be there anytime I choose to go. The tulips will not. Lesson learned.