Friday, April 21, 2017

Flowers for Dory

Red tulips at Skagit Valley Tulip and Daffodil Festival in Washington at the Roozen Gaarde®
   I love blogging and over the past three years, I have become friends with many other dog and cat bloggers. It is a wonderful way to meet people that love their pets as much as we love Bentley and Pierre. The part of blogging that I hate is saying goodbye to the wonderful dogs and cats that cross the Rainbow Bridge. It doesn’t matter how old they are, it is always too soon.
Windmill and tulips at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
   We had to say goodbye to our friend Dory last week. She left this world on April 9th after a battle with heart disease. Her family is grieving but know that she lived a wonderful 13 years filled with love and happiness. Dory hosted Flower Friday and would pose among some of the most gorgeous blooms. The flowers paled in comparison to her beauty.
Variety colors of tulips at Roozen Gaarde Washingrton Bulb Company
   Thanks to Kinley the Westie and the Idaho Pug Ranch for hosting this special Flowers for Dory blog hop. We will always love and miss Dory.
Purple and yellow tulips at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
   We recently visited the Skagit Valley Tulip and Daffodil Festival in Washington. It just so happens those are my two favorite flowers in the world! It is hard to explain how beautiful and massive the fields of flowers were at the Roozen Gaarde® and the Washington Bulb Company. Established in 1985, the Roozen family has over 1,000 acres of field blooms and 15 acres of greenhouses.
Daffodils at Tulip & Daffodil Festival in Washington
   Each fall, they plant about 300,000 spring-flowering bulbs. They bloom during festival time and provide an amazing experience for your eyes and nose! You can order bulbs from the Washington Bulb Company and make your yard a special place for next spring.
Such a variety of tulip colors at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festval
   I will always think of Dory when I look at a field of flowers.
Variety colors of tulips in Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” 
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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  1. What a beautiful post and such gorgeous tulips and daffies!

  2. Beautiful! It looks just like the Netherlands and their flower fields. Of course, Bentley, I chose tulips for my flowers today too.

  3. What a beautiful tribute. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Dory.

  4. That is a beautiful tribute to our fur-iend, Dory! We didn't know her very well but LOVED her flower Friday feature. That smile of hers will fur-ever be in our memories and our heart. She will be missed.

  5. Oh my you displayed such a plethora of GORGEOUS flowers! I have had a "thing" for windmills (a GOOD thing) since I was a kid. When I was about 5, I was obsessed with drawing windmills and tulips. Just beautiful. We are sad because we didn't meet Dory til a couple of months or so ago, wish we had known her longer. Beautiful tribute!

  6. Wow! Those flowers are amazing! I'm sure Dory just loves them!

  7. Gorgeous flowers! Just stunning!

  8. First of all this quote is beautiful,"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Oh my word the flowers fields and fields of them My word. They are beautiful the colors amazing. WE once saw a movie about a tulip farm in Washington State. Golly gee they are pretty. Saying goodbye is so hard...Dory was the sweetest and most chic pup. She and her mama will love this post.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. Wow...just wow. Thank you so much for these breathtaking and colorful flowers for Dory.
    Love and Hugs,
    Jakey, Arty, Bilbo(and Mama and Daddy)

  10. What a beautiful flower tribute to Dory!

  11. Oh those tulips are stunning, and so perfect for Dory.

  12. Oh MY! Beautiful colors that go on forever!
    Thanks for joining our Flowers for Dory hop today!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. Beautiful flowers, and beautiful tribute for Dory. Purrs

  14. Dory sounds like a wonderful doggy. I didn't know her. I really wish I had. purrs

  15. Little could be more heavenly (thus so very appropriate today) than wandering through fields of flowers ...
    a bit of heaven on earth.

  16. A beautiful tribute. Love the Tennyson appropriate. Each flower gorgeous and a field of them....magnificent.

  17. Dory would love all those tulips fur sure!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. Oh my gosh, I love both of those flowers as well...that must have been so gorgeous in person! We are sure Dory would greatly appreciate these beautiful photos.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  19. The flowers and quote are perfect! Ottawa has a huge tulip festival in May (our tulips come later than yours).

  20. What a beautiful way to memorialize Dory. She would have loved all those tulips, for sure.

  21. Wow, these flowers are magnificent! What a beautiful tribute to Dory, she would have loved all these blooms I'm sure. Dory was such a sweet little girl. She looked a bit like Phoebe and her photos always reminded me of Phoebe. The worst part about being a pet blogger is saying goodbye to so many pets we've come to know & love.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  22. Gorgeous flowers! Fanks for participatin in da Flowers for Dory blog hop.

  23. We will always think of our wonderful furiend, Dory, when we see pretty flowers.

  24. Wow dat place is beautiful!! No doubt Dory would have loved that :)

    Matt & Matilda


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