I could have spent the first day of summer in Seattle in many different ways. I could have visited one of the beautiful parks of the city including a park on the beach of Puget Sound. I could have gone to a movie to see one of the new films of the season. I could have sat in a café with friends enjoying their company and a cup of tea. The list could be much longer.
Walking in May in Seattle presents an abundance of greenery and the color of a wide variety of amazing flowers. If you like flowers as much as I do, you will certainly appreciate the beauty I tried to capture.
Tulip Festival! What a concept! Americans like to call a variety of events a festival. For example, they plant fields and fields of tulips for getting tulip bulbs for the following year’s season, and they invite the public to view the magnificent fields of colorful flowers – this is called a festival.
Stuck in between two houses – ours and our neighbor’s – stands an old plum tree. A remnant of an old orchard, it’s ninety to one hundred years old.
This past weekend’s weather was magnificent in Seattle. To go for a walk around Green Lake was a great decision I made on Sunday in the midst of a lot of school work. Not even noticing, we walked 3.4 miles with Steve!
The curtain goes up on an early spring in Seattle. There are beautiful pinks and yellows and whites everywhere, highlighted by the light and darker blue sky. Come with me and take a look.
It’s the middle of winter here at the Pacific Northwest. Short two weeks ago our two winter-flowering shrubs were releasing their powerful sweet fragrance into the air in the courtyard and alongside the house.
Green Lake Park is one of the most popular parks in Seattle. In every season, including fall, there are thousands of people walking or biking the 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) long path around the lake while enjoying the scenery.
I dream of coloured inks. Of every kind.
Many people don’t realize that grasses can also be as beautiful as leaves when they change their colors. Here is a sample from our garden.
The many different kinds of leaves in our garden provide a never ending variety of color as the season changes. Even year after year we don’t get tired of their beauty.
Below our blooming Japanese stewartia tree peacefully coexist yellow and pink daylilies, blue wild geraniums together with pink and white foxgloves.