Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another World

Yesterday, I got back from a wonderful week in Seattle. I'd never been there before; I'm adding it to the top of my list of favorite places. So much is different about the landscape of the Northwest, from the trees to the waterfalls to the garden flowers. I have to admit that I'm incredibly jealous. I can't identify everything pictured, but here's what I DO know: Chilean Pine or Monkey Puzzle tree, Torch Lillies, Snoqualmie Falls, and Poppies. I don't know what the other trees are; they're just pretty.


Anonymous M Sinclair Stevens said...

I had the same experience last year when I was England...the landscape and flora were so different I felt like I'd dropped in on another planet. Great fun!

My best friend, also a native Texan, just moved to Seattle. I'm looking forward to visiting her during our miserable summers.

Looks like a lot of us have escaped this month--although for different reasons. Summer in Austin is certainly a reason to leave town.

June 14, 2007 8:32 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Hello R - You are a lucky lady!
We've been back and forth to Seattle a bunch of times since the early nineties, and are crazy about Seattle, too, including Snowqualmie Falls, and the Olympic rainforest. I'd love to be there again soon.

In some ways it's another world, but they also grow a lot of the same things we do because it's mostly zone 8 - even wonderful lavender and dreadful Redtip photinia. And later on the dahlias & Lilies will be spectacular.


June 22, 2007 6:38 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

So happy that you were able to experience Seattle. I can see from your photos that the sights were breathtaking!

July 06, 2007 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I hope you don't mind me stopping by. I went to college at UT in the 80's and now I'm in the Seattle area. The tree in the bottom photo looks like a western hemlock. The other commom big evergreens out here are red cedar and douglas fir. They get really huge but have shallow roots and tend to get tippy in windstorms.

I love Austin too. The last time I visited Austin it was all built up to Hippy Hollow. She's a big girl now.

July 20, 2007 8:06 AM  
Blogger spookydragonfly said...

Just happened across your blog (this year)and I love your circle around the tree photo!

July 18, 2008 4:30 AM  

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