Friday, April 10, 2009

Cherry pink

We were in Seattle yesterday to see our visiting family off and also make a visit to the University of Washington. The beautiful Yoshino cherry trees around the Quad are in full bloom now and are a marvelous sight to behold. It was a perfect place to sit awhile in wonder and watch the sun and clouds play against a bright blue sky. Other sky watchers around the world today can be found here.


15 comments:

Bryan said...

Those are some seriously magnificent trees.

Sylvia K said...

They are exquisite aren't they, Raf! I haven't seen those, but we do have them in the neighborhood -- not as magnificent as these, but beautiful!

Babooshka said...

Spring is here. This is a very welcome image before I turn in for the night. Pretty in pink petals.

Day4plus said...

The u's trees are beautiful. Finally all the trees are blooming. MB

Hilda said...

Oh wow, Raf, thank you! These are magnificent, glorious and beautiful trees!

The Things We Carried said...

they are lovely!

joo said...

What a view! Fabulous trees.
Happy Easter:)

prkl said...

At first glance thought this was photographed in infraredfilm, very nice compo of colors. So unreal to me 'cause I've never seen anything like it. Nice park, hope those smells as nice as they look. Happy SWF!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Cherry blossoms truly are a wonder...and so short lived. Thank goodness for cameras! The photo is to die for!

cieldequimper said...

Greetings from Quimper ;-) where the cherry blossom in the garden aren't quite open yet, I'm hoping they will be before I leave again, which they should. Any ideas as to why the peninsula is called Quimper? It actually rings a bell, I think I read something about it. Have a great Easter weekend!

Bibi said...

I remember these...both as a student, and as a happy wanderer.

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful trees! They look as if they're waving feathers or scarves around, because their limbs are so brown.

Linnea W said...

Simply amazing. Terrific SWF shot. I've never seen such huge cherry trees...they must be quite old. I've never visited the UW campus, but I always pass by it on my way to Anacortes. I hear the grounds are spectacular. Happy weekend...

amatamari said...

This is the picture of paradise?
:-)

Beautiful light, amazing image!

Thanks

raf said...

To answer your question, Cieldequimper -
The Quimper Peninsula of the Port Townsend area is named after a Peruvian-born Spanish naval officer involved with charting the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the late eighteenth century. Many of his geographic names were renamed by British Captain George Vancouver several years later on his explorations, but the Quimper Peninsula, and a few others such as Port Angeles, survived the change and are still known today by his disignations.