I saw this interesting poster in a store window yesterday.
It says something about the incongruity of being able
to buy or sell the sky. It was very surprising to find
a 19th century American Indian chief quoted in Florence.
But, good messages should be broadcast, however it happens.
The Pacific Northwest is just so gosh-darned beautiful in spring!
Dogwood blooms in a profusion of colors! Here is a rosy pink blossom I love.
White dogwoods blossoms.
Roses blooming in April.
Pale pink rhododendron.
More white dogwoods.
Don’t even know the name of this flowering shrub. But, it’s pretty!
And, one of my favorite evergreen plants: acanthus. I’d only ever heard of this plant in art history classes: Corinthian column capitals are derived from this plant. I’d seen them in Southern California, but love them in Seattle. As here, next to magenta azalea. Wow!
That’s my quota of beauty for one day! I’ll be back soon with more spring blossoms from Seattle.
I hope your spring is beautiful, wherever you are!
Geez louise, no wonder I love this place so much! Horticultural paradise!
Unfortunately, my iPhone camera was set on some filtering setting when I shot the next few and I didn’t notice it until now. Oh well. They are still gorgeous!
My favorite flower in the world is a camellia, often blooming in Seattle in December and January, extending into spring.
I love the random patterns camellia blossoms make as they fall to the ground.
Ah, springtime! There is nothing like you!
Pink magnolia blossoms set against a weeping willow that is chartreuse with new leaves. All of this about ready to burst open with the Seattle sunshine. Set against the blue backdrop of Lake Washington.
I know you think I am smoking the legal mj, but I swear to you this is what it looks like here. Shhh, don’t tell anybody!!
March 8, 2015
Seattle, Washington, weeping willow branches with new growth shot from below
International Women’s Day (among other things)