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Cherry Blossom Time in Seattle

Cherry Blossoms at UW Quad

The city seems to be exploding in blossoms. The weather has been cool and overcast. I look out my bedroom window and I see pink cotton candy puffs of flowering plum blooms over the neighborhood roofs. Pink flowering plums must have been the rage in the '60s when our suburb was built. Everywhere I look it is pink.

But my favorite spring blooming tree is the Yoshino cherry. These are the classic cherry blossoms celebrated in the other Washington - Washington DC. They are currently in full bloom in the Quad on the University of Washington campus. I did not know that they had been transplanted to the Quad when Evergreen Point Bridge was built. I found this information on the One A Day - Mostly Seattle daily photo blog. I took a walk today around the campus and enjoyed the lovely blooms.

There are a few others in the University of Washington Arboretum but many of the trees are old and they do not bloom as strongly. But there were many other spring blooms to enjoy - magnolias, rhododendrons, daffodils.

Now - if the sun would just come out!

Yoshino Cherries Blooming at the University of Washington Quad


Cherry Blossoms at UW Quad

Cherry Blossoms at UW Quad

Cherry Blossoms at UW Quad

Spring Blossoms at the UW Arboretum


Cherry Blossoms at UW Arboretum

Cherry Blossoms at UW Arboretum

Cherry Blossoms at UW Arboretum

Magnolia

Hellebore

Trillium

Related post: Witt Winter Garden - Seattle Arboretum

Comments (12)

Barb Cabot:

Oh Marta, what beauty! Literally breath-taking. Thank you. Lovely photographs. It looks like a fantasy land.

How did I not know that there were cherry blossoms in Washington State when I lived there? These photos are amazing!

WOW - beautiful shots! It will be awhile before the cherry blossoms are out here. Generally they hit around Mother's Day.

You could win a photo blog award. :)

Palma:

Just gorgeous! It does look like a fairy land!

Gorgeous!

sandrac:

Marta, those are gorgeous photos!

Amy:

Wow! Just stunning.
The tree in my front yard should explode in a week or so. Can't wait!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, these photos are so beautiful. I loved your description "pink cotton candy puffs"! All of your photos are wonderful, but that one with the reflections in the pond is so gorgeous!

Thank you so much for posting and sharing your photos!

nancyhol:

What beautiful blooms, Marta! Enjoy them while you can.

Marta, Marta, Marta!
Stunning photos! These are really exquisite...may I paint several of these? No, seriously, may I?
Wonderful work, Marta!

Too beautiful! I need to get to Seattle in the springtime again one day... Lovely photos, Marta!

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