Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Agassiz BC Tulip Festival and Bison

My husband's parents recently moved out to Agassiz, BC, so we went to visit them on the weekend, and to check out the 2nd Annual Tulip Festival on Seabird Island, instead of venturing down to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The unseasonably cold weather meant that only half the tulips were in bloom yet, but still there was much colour to enjoy, as the following pictures will indicate (click any photo for a larger image).

Mount Cheam makes a majestic backdrop to the spring colour:

But in some unexpected way, so do these power transmission lines:

We also checked out a nearby herd of bison (buffalo), again with Mount Cheam as a scenic backdrop:

Their faces look like something out of a Star Trek movie, except these are the girls! There seemed to be one male, and seven females.


Owin & Irena said...

even with only half the tulips in bloom, that is a beautiful display. I never knew B.C. had bison. they look quite serious. perhaps they should take a moment to enjoy the tulips :)

Garden Lily said...

Irena - Thanks for visiting again. Yes, we only discovered this recently ourselves, previously we only knew of the ones in the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove, BC. But here, they also sell bison meat (so I guess it would explain why such large animals appeared afraid of me as I approached the fence for photos).


Anonymous said...

wow spectacular photos ...the Jamieson's have to venture out that way next year to take in the flowers and the buffalos. way cool.


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