Tiptoe thru the tulips with meeeeeee….

Damn it. It was such a gorgeous day on Sunday that Jason and I made a trip to the tulip fields in Mount Vernon for the last day of the tulip festival. After some shenanigans while attempting to park (a flagger waved us into the lot and then a series of other flaggers waved us out again instead of directing us to a spot, causing us to have to run the flagger gauntlet again), we spent a few hours hanging out in the sunshine with brightly colored flowers. I wanted to sweep armloads of them out of the ground and stuff them in the car, but apparently that isn’t allowed, either. After we asked a stranger to take our picture and she somehow could not manage to push a button, we took a myspace photo and waited until we found someone more competent to ask to take our picture. This more competent person ended up being a 10 year old. Truly, children are our future. 230390_10150170640508940_3703053_n



“Feed me, Seymour!”




If you think I didn’t break out in gales of laughter and a number of inappropriate jokes about the sensual touch of flowers, you would be wrong.


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230162_10150170642003940_1918832_n After we finished looking at flowers, Jason told me his “Funnel Cake Sense” was tingling. Some people see dead people. Jason can detect the presence of funnel cakes. As far as special abilities go, it’s among the more useful as far as I am concerned. And sure enough, there was a funnel cake stand nearby. You could try to debunk this Funnel Cake superpower by saying things like “Surely the smell of funnel cakes was wafting through the air” or “Yeah, hello, I bet he can read and saw the sign before you” and I suppose it is your right to not believe in the wonders of the universe. Still, if that’s the case, I feel sorry for you. Regardless, one more funnel cake died a delicious death that day. 224759_10150170770263940_7857849_n

26 Comments Tiptoe thru the tulips with meeeeeee….

  1. magicpointeshoe May 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    My husband can sense a Winchell’s donut shop within a half mile radius. Damn useful I think too.

    1. admin May 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      I’d much rather have that ability than to see ghosts. As far as I know, you can’t eat ghosts.

    2. aliminx May 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Oh my god, their apple fritters are RIDONKULOUS.

  2. princessgeek May 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I am dying of teh cute. It is slow and agonizing, but strangely I am enjoying it.

    1. admin May 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      Awwww! XD

  3. aliminx May 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Look at you, skinny minnie 🙂

    I love tulips, and that’s not at all a common flower to see in Miami. I love that our apartment complex just planted tulips all over the place for summer. Makes me happy every time I see them.

    1. admin May 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      It’s just the magic of clothes and camera angles. 😀

  4. prdct May 3, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    awww 🙂 great photos!

    1. admin May 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. m0053 May 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    omgies! That is so soooooooooo pretty. Where? WHERE IS THIS! Also, hardcore diggin’ the eyeshadow.

    1. admin May 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      It’s in the skagit valley in Washington.

      Thanks! I’ve been digging bright colors lately.

  6. lilysnape May 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I have a Starbucks sense (or maybe just good eyesight..) but I can spot one a mile away! lol. And these pictures are just too cute!

    1. admin May 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      In some places, there are 4 or 5 starbucks per mile, so your radar must go wild! XD

      1. lilysnape May 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm

        Yes, when I visit America, it does for sure, lol. Where I live now the closest one is an hour away (boo!) so that’s not nice for me. But when we were visiting Prague, I found a Starbucks that was tucked away but a side street. My husband didn’t see it at all until we were right there, muwhahahha.

  7. corellian_sugar May 3, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve been to the Tulip Festival in Woodburn and I adored it. Too much pretty for the brain to comprehend. If there had been funnel cakes put into the mix, said brain probably would have exploded.

    Clearly, next year I will have to make plans to hit the festival in Mount Vernon. I’ll wear a motorcycle helmet to hold in all the exploding brain bits. 😉

    1. admin May 4, 2011 at 4:16 am

      Will your brain explode if you know about funnel cakes in advance?

  8. lightningflash May 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    What gorgeous flowers and a glowing couple! Happy happy joy joy!
    I’mma eat some funnel cakes this week – I’m going to Wenatchee for the Apple Blossom festival, and those are a must-have. Along with elephant ears and shiskaberries. 😀

    1. admin May 4, 2011 at 4:17 am

      That apple blossom festival sounds fun! 🙂

  9. mschilepepper May 4, 2011 at 4:46 am

    So many white, shiny teef in one photo!

    I had me a jones for funnels cakes a few months ago. I looked up recipes online and tried several. They were not as good as the real thing. I really need to seek out some funnel cake batter mix next time I’m at Cash & Carry. Well, need is the wrong word, but whatever.

    1. admin May 4, 2011 at 6:12 am

      No, need sounds about right. 😉

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  11. lady_sotha May 4, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Beautiful flowers, HAWT couple, and a Funnel Cake detector to boot. Whats not to love in all these pics? I _seriousy_ need to talk Aaron into a Washington vacay. Do you have an extra room at your new place? =-)

    1. admin May 4, 2011 at 6:13 am

      Yup, we’ve got a spare bedroom downstairs, come whenever!

  12. dslartoo May 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    God, you two are adorable together. I mean seriously. We’re talking epic-level cuteness here.


    1. admin May 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Aww, thank you! 🙂

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