My bucket list is relatively short. For years, I have wanted to see the cherry blossoms at the University of Washington (UW). Monday was a rare day of sunshine and warm weather in Seattle. I hope my photos will boost the spirits of folks who feel stuck with never-ending Winter weather.
Although the judge had Oregon grape in his Japanese garden, I had no idea that their blossoms were so fragrant. Heaven!
One of my most favorite bushes is the Korean Spice bush which is a type of viburnum. I had one outside my condo’s bedroom window when I lived in Wilmette, IL. Sweet dreaming! It was the first photo I tried to take upon arrival on campus. I was horrified to discover that I’d forgotten my camera’s SD card, but the UW’s bookstore saved me.
Kids were climbing trees, and I was astounded that these girls didn’t shred their panty-hose to pose for this photo. The Quad was full of geeky guys taking photos of their outstandingly beautiful girlfriends.
It wasn’t all about the cherry trees. I found a beautiful Saucer Magnolia tree outside the Music Hall.
And, its cousin the Star Magnolia.
This is the view from the Music Hall end of the Quad.
When I got home, it was time to watch the Byrd’s favorite show, the Voice. As soon as they hear the show’s theme music, they pop out of their cage to watch and tweet their approval of the best acts. Last season they picked the winner during the opening auditions. This season they don’t yet have a favorite. It was a blissful end to a perfect afternoon.