Something I love about spring is the flowers, Growing up in a cold part of Canada, little crocuses bursting up, even through snow was a sure sign the deep freeze would soon thaw. Just north of Seattle are some beautiful tulip farms. It is fun to drive around the fields seeing such colour after a gray winter.
For driving directions and info check out the website for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival lots of the farms have diversions and fun and fresh cut flowers for sale. The area is beautiful. bring gum boots if you plan to get out of the car, there are some great photo opportunities. You never know what you might see a crazy tourist fall in the mud or a crazy flock of snow geese take off in a panic as a bald eagle swoops up one for lunch, (I know the Eagle or tourist would've been a better picture, but I didn't get a good one).
Oh and last tip, if you go be sure to stop for good food and a good cause at the Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue 11am-7pm everyday 1717 S. 13th St, Mount Vernon, WA 98274. Alder grilled salmon with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages and ice cream. Adult plate $12, child/senior plate $10. Visa/MC. I-5 Exit 226, head east, turn R on 13th St., 4 blocks to Hillcrest Park.