Thursday, April 28, 2011

Springtime in Seattle....





















The temperatures may have been freezing, the wind gusting bitterly, and the rain constant, but wrapped up in a thick winter coat and red woolly scarf, I was dazzled by the beautiful blooms of Springtime in Seattle... I have not seen spring flowers like daffodils and tulips for six years, so strolling through Pike Place Market, it was the stunning spring displays of flowers rather than the salmon slinging fishmongers that held my attention...





















It was also cherry blossom season, and these white frothy blossoms were gracing Green Lake...





















Whereas these majestic pink creatures were strolling the walkways of the University of Washington campus...























Venturing over to Volunteer Park, the Asian Museum was sadly closed, but these gorgeous orchids in the Conservatory were more than adequate compensation...






















More on Seattle and my West Coast train trip in subsequent posts...

6 comments:

Peter said...

Wonderful! In some ten months, you will be able to get some nice spring pictures from your new home! :-)

Sylvia K said...
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Sylvia K said...

Ah, those do look familiar!! And what gorgeous captures they are! Such beautiful flowers and colors! Hope you've really enjoyed your west coast trip, it does look as though you did!! Look forward to more!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Catherine said...

Thanks Sylvia - more Seattle posts to follow!
Thanks Peter - yes am looking forward to the season of spring again!

...louciao... said...

Looks like I missed you by a few weeks. Would have been fun to meet up in Seattle. My friends there tell me it's been unseasonably cold...but no less charming with all the colourfully blooming flowers, and the charm of cherry blossom trees.

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