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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 Saturday, February 25, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cactus flowers

This is what’s commonly called a Christmas cactus, but it’s really a Thanksgiving cactus, or schlumbergera truncata, not a regular cactus. This year, this one is acting more like a Valentine’s Day cactus! When growing them, treat them more like a regular houseplant and don’t let them get super dry, before you soak the soil.

Such showy, iridescent, magenta and white flowers, on this Thanksgiving cactus in bloom.

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Published Wednesday, January 4, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Overlook vista

A Pacific Northwest winter scenic view, from a few years ago, taken a block from my house. You can see Vashon Island across the Puget Sound. Happy New Year to all!

 

Scenic sunset view of Puget Sound

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Published Saturday, December 24, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Christmas ficus tree

No room this year for a regular Christmas tree, but it looks quite festive anyway, don’t you think?

Plants and presents around our ficus tree

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Published Wednesday, December 21, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Solstice!

Tonight is the year’s longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. In Seattle, today was only eight hours long. But now the light returns! Today is Winter, but we move onwards every day towards the Equinox, and Spring.

The shortest day of the year means the darkest times are behind us.

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Published Saturday, December 17, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Reflected lights

Rain in December isn’t so bad.

Christmas lights reflecting on my driveway in the rain.

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Published Wednesday, December 7, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snowy morning

The early sunshine the other day was so beautiful. The peach tree leaves were still brightly colored.

Snowy morning scene in my backyard, sun peeking through the huge cedar tree

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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 Friday, October 14, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Old cedar tree

This cedar tree in my back yard looks like a regular-sized tree, until you realize the fence is six feet tall and the bench is a regular garden bench. Our guess is that the tree is maybe 300 years old. It is getting ready to drop some needles like it does every fall. It is waiting for rain, like we all are in Western Washington.

Very old cedar tree dwarfs the bench below it.

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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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