Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

by matt on April 11, 2011

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

We spent a day at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn Oregon.  Every year they plant acres and acres of tulips and it’s really a sight to see when they all start blooming.  Tulips come in just about every color imaginable.  They also have some kids rides and events to keep the youngsters from rebelling against having to look at flowers.  Both my boys actually enjoyed walking the rows of tulips and my oldest did me proud by taking lots of photos and announcing that he wanted to be a photographer when he grew up.  Well he’s already a photographer and his photos came out great.  I was happy to see him playing around with different camera settings and trying things out.

The photo above is one I took by setting my Canon S90 point & shoot to macro mode and sticking the lens inside the blooming bulb of a tulip.  With the sunlight lighting up the bulb it made for a really cool macro image.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

My youngest really enjoyed smelling all the different tulips.  Apparently each color had a different smell to him.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Even though the fields were not in full bloom yet (maybe another couple of weeks) it was still an awesome experience and one we enjoy year after year.  If you’ve never been to a tulip festival before and there is one in your area, definitely go check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

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