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Published Friday, December 8, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Green, green, green

Could it be any greener? Our regular walks in a local park here in the Seattle area in the Pacific Northwest are now just a symphony of electric green after a whole lot of rain this week. The darling little ferns are licorice ferns, and they like to live on bigleaf maples, which these are. See all those leaves on the ground?

Licorice ferns grow on mossy bigleaf maple trunks in December after much rain

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Woodland trail in Seahurst Park in Burien, Washington

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Published Thursday, September 7, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Parking lot shadows

I’ve discovered a park with hiking trails near me—Seahurst Park in Burien, WA. I am so pleased to be able to take advantage of them, since I am more mobile than I have been for quite awhile. Five weeks after my first try here, I see a lot of improvement!

Crisp shadows beckon me for a walk in the woods

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Published Sunday, April 30, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring garden

Yesterday Seattle had just incredibly gorgeous weather: delightfully warm, sunny, and calm. Did I mention warm and sunny? It has been so very cold and gray this year, so I treasure these rare bursts of heaven. The irises are gearing up.

My garden and part of my neighbor’s. Bluebells and forget-me-nots, plus irises to come.

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Published Tuesday, November 29, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The last leaves fall

Just a day or so ago the rain and wind picked up and the leaves began to fall in earnest. The next day they were all gone.

The very last leaves fly from the trees in my front yard

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Published Saturday, November 12, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rain coming

Ooooh, that was one dark sky! Sunny, windy, but not yet rainy. I did no photo adjustment to speak of, either; this image is very faithful to that vista. But just for fun, put “rain coming” in the search bar and see if you like those any.

November rain finally coming, in Seattle, Washington

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Published Sunday, October 30, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red maple tree

This year some trees are doing the magical thing. This maple tree has become completely red, in a friend’s backyard the other day.

Maple tree leaves in their scarlet glory

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Published Thursday, October 13, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese maple leaves in autumn

Not this year, but a few years ago on this date, the leaves were very, very red.

Autumn color on a Japanese maple tree in October

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Published Monday, August 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry tree in sunlight

The recent warm weather in Seattle has been beautiful and sunny, true summertime for me.

Cherry tree in late afternoon light

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Published Saturday, May 28, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Leaf shadow

Irises’ leaves are swords in the garden, and in the right light are a canvas.

Late afternoon sun paints shadows on iris leaves

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Published Monday, April 4, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring sunbreak

Sunbreak is a very Seattle word. Right now it’s pouring out, but an hour ago we saw the sun. For a minute.

Spring beauty in the sun, for a minute or two—wet streets and yellow forsythia.

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Published Saturday, December 18, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tillandsia caerulea flower

NOTE: Just updated this post, the tag had said it was tillandsia paleacea but an expert said no, it’s a caerulea. I checked on google images and they are correct! I’ve had this air plant for several years on this north window sill in Seattle. Sometimes some other tillandsia plant stems just seem to appear in the bowl, but I never see them attached. I basically ignore it, soak when I can remember. Over two months ago (!!) a long flower stem emerged. This week a tiny, delicate flower finally showed, and it’s very fragrant! Wow and wow.

Fragrant purple flower about half an inch wide of tillandsia paleacea, with one or two more blooms to come

 

Bowl of tillandsias, one tall spike finally flowering

 

Pretty gray-green color of tillandsia air plants

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Published Thursday, November 4, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Air plants!

An exciting thing happened. Someone sent me a gift of 11 air plants! I’ve kept some air plants alive for a few years so I’m pretty sure I know what to do with them, but I’m hoping these don’t need unusual care. What I know to do is soak them for half an hour once a week (upside down so their little butts are in the air), shake off excess water, and keep on a bright windowsill with lots of air circulation. Makes sense, right? Anyone out there know what kinds these are? I’ve included a picture with numbers to help you tell me what’s what if you know. Thanks in advance!

All probably some kind of tillandsias???

 

Know any names? Please post in comments. Thanks!

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