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Magnolias & Loulay

We will return to our European sojourn shortly as we have Paris yet to cover, but hitting pause for the moment to welcome the arrival of spring where dull backyards and greenery become instantly refreshed by these oversized fuchsia blooms weighing heavily on the branches of magnolia trees everywhere.  And since one can often be besieged by beauty without the optimal tools of documentation, these images were captured using the iPhone 5S and the VSCO camera app.  As for Loulay, was most impressed with the gorgeous space … Definitely recommend trying the tasty small and medium plates on the dinner menu.  Do order a few to share.Seattle, Chef in the Hat (more…)

Flora & Fauna

Spring has undoubtedly arrived and with it comes the annual cherry blossom gazing.  {See previous years’ here and here.}  The UW Quad was once again flooded with revelers, all with their camera gear in tow and giddy smiles at the ready.  Pink and white blossoms also adorned the tranquil Seattle Japanese Garden.  A glimpse at the scene this weekend as we welcomed the new season …

Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms at UW QuadTurtles at Seattle Japanese Garden (more…)

Bergdorf Goodman Windows

Wishing you the happiest of holidays and hoping the season finds you surrounded by joy and merriment wherever you may be.  Admiring the spectacular windows at Bergdorf Goodman has become a holiday tradition for many, and so in keeping with that tradition {remember last year?}, here are a few of my favorite scenes from this year’s theme Holiday on Ice.  Do you see anything on your wish list?  I do.


Sakura in UW Quad

Once again, we joined the throngs of sakura {cherry blossom} admirers that gather at University of Washington’s Liberal Arts Quadrangle each year.  It was Easter Sunday and the sun was shining, illuminating the clouds of cotton candy pink blossoms in full bloom. Take a look at last year’s sakura post taken with my iPhone compared to this year’s taken with the new Nikon D600.  Which do you prefer?  Is it true that from an aerial view the trees form the letter W?  Something I will have to verify and capture … maybe next year.

sakura, cherry blossoms, UW, quad

Sakura, cherry blossoms, UW, Quad

Sakura, cherry blossoms, UW, Quad

Cherry blossoms, sakura, UW Quad

UW, Red Square

sakura, cherry blossoms, UW, quad

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