Saturday, April 20, 2013

sight seeing

we ventured out into the rainy weather to see the tulips up north

this year is an especially beautiful one
the cold weather and added rain is just what the tulips love
- it's like sunshine from the ground up -

and of course, I have to stop and look at the barns
they are so weathered and lonesome out there - I feel compelled to honor their existence

this shop window captured my eyes and my heart too

and how many school days has this old school bell announced to not so eager children?

and after a day like this, I have to come home with treasures of my own

a favorite book series:

some nostalgia in painted metal and glass:

and a bit of the glory that drew us outdoors today:

what sights have your eyes seen this weekend?


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Fields and fields of beautiful tulips. My tulips have been eaten by squirrels and the deer. Thank you for sharing. Beauty lives here. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Halle said...

I've never seen fields of tulips in person. It looks like a painted landscape. So pretty. The vintage painted lids and jars a super fun as well.

Sue said...

Oh I do love sightseeing be it through my eyes or yours! You sure saw some beautiful sights this for me, I saw a garden open for charity:)

Becca said...

So beautiful! We haven't been out there yet, but got to see the tulip festival in Woodburn Oregon once. Looks like you had a nice time! Sunshine is on it's way this week! Take care. :-)

barbara said...

i was lucky enough to see the skagit valley tulip festival on two occasions.....both memorable. a wonderful spring tradition.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't seem to have the overabundance of tulips I had last year. Of course, our weird weather (hard freezes twice this past week) has probably been a factor. I adore the flowers you took, though. They are like a field of sunshine.

I would be attracted to that window, too. You have some awesome antiques where you live, including that barn (grin).

Have a super Earth Day. Sorry I missed joining you for tea around your kitchen table Thursday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OOPS. That should read the photos of flowers. My mind is racing faster than my fingers can type.

sukipoet said...

amazing, the field of flowers. the beauty you see in the world around you.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful tulips! Such rich colors. We have a wildflower seed farm that has big fields of color like that. There is nothing like flowers to put a smile on your face.
Love the bell.
I've been busy looking for beauty in this drought of ours.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the Netherlands ain't got nothing on that field! I bet that shop drew you in, would me too. xox

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Annie Cholewa said...

Those tulips are just gorgeous, and I love Gormenghast ... happy days down your way :)

Connie said...

Wonderful photos. We have got to drive over some year and see this. I also love the post before this one and your lovely little stitched piece. Have a fabulous week.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

sharon said...

Your eyes are drawn to the same things as mine, flowers, colors, old barns(husband thinks I am nuts), and all vintage kitchen items! Love your pics!

Jill said...

Nothing as beautiful as all of that. Mostly clouds and rain but I do see beauty in the sky. It just hasn't had an ounce of color lately. Today, I believe we see the sun. Your excursion seems refreshing!

Kim Mailhot said...

Gorgeous ! How I love tulips ! I have never seen a field of them in person though. Wowza !Thanks for the taste.

~*~Patty S said...

Oh what a fantastic outing ... so many gorgeous tulips remind me of visiting Holland as a girl when my dad was stationed in Germany ... the tulip festival was amazing and something I remember to this day

we are having a gorgeous spring here in the Wash DC area ...
I will be posting about some amazing wisteria that we enjoyed over the weekend like nothing we'd ever seen before

Love those old barns ... all of your photos have such great stories to tell Kimmie

glad you shared them with us
Happy Colorful Spring!

Sally Anne Artese said...

It's been a long while since I visited, dear Kimmie, and I'm sorry for that--because you are the pause that refreshes and your words slow my thoughts down to a reflective quietude. Your images lift my heart and my spirit. Thank you for all your sharing.

I praise God for the creative gifts He has endowed you with and your joy at sharing them with all of us.