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March 20, 2014 at 12:37 PM

It’s officially spring, and Skagit Valley is officially full of daffodils

Happy first day of spring (which began at 9:57 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday). If you need a life-affirming outing that will truly convince you it’s spring, head for the Skagit Valley, where daffodil fields are near full bloom, according to the official bloom map on www.tulips.com, the website for Mount Vernon-based Washington…

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March 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Spring is here, Skagit daffs bloom, while snow geese linger

Snow geese turn golden in the setting sun over Fir Island, Skagit County. (photo by Yoshiki Nakamura)

Snow geese turn golden in the setting sun over Fir Island, Skagit County. (photo by Yoshiki Nakamura)

News flash: Spring officially arrived, in squishing galoshes and full-body Gore-Tex, at 4:02 this morning, Pacific Daylight Time, a day or two earlier than normal. Our lingering wintry weather has kept a contingent of snow geese and migratory swans in the Skagit Valley, I noticed on a drive this past weekend. It reminded me of this week’s stunning Reader’s Lens photo, above, from Times reader Yoshiki Nakamura. Click here to learn more about the photo.

On the same drive across Fir Island and along Best Road, we spied fields of blooming daffodils spreading yellow across the valley floor like French’s mustard smeared across a hot-dog bun. (Note: This is a full-value blog, with no extra charge for mouthwatering imagery.) Click here to see what’s blooming where in the valley. Tulip lovers still have weeks to wait unless we have a freak heat wave.

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