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
Spring Blossoms at the UW Arboretum
Related post: Witt Winter Garden – Seattle Arboretum