Friday, February 15, 2013

Skywatch and more


Recent skies in Seattle ...

Early morning at Green Lake

Sunshine reflecting off Two Union Tower
cuts through the morning fog

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 cityscape sunset
Enjoy more sky photos at Skywatch Friday


We've featured this location before but this is a new photo
this week.  Just so many reflections!

Enjoy more reflection photos at Weekend Reflections


Getting ready for take-off?

Kubota Gardens

In the near future we will feature a visit to Seattle's Kubota Gardens.  This is a wonderful and somewhat overlooked beauty spot in the Puget Sound area.  Photos below were taken this past week when we stopped by to see if there were early signs of spring.

Near the entrance to the gardens on Feb 14

New growth through the decay of last year

First photo above, drawing style. How do you like it?
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.  We appreciate your comments!


  1. Great captures John! The "new growth" make me especially happy :)

  2. Lovely series of shots. I like the misty ones the most.

  3. All of your picture are pretty, but I'm really fond of the fog one, with the reflection of the morning sunshine on the building... Nice catch indeed !

  4. beautiful skywatch and reflections :)

  5. Great duck photos. Also good to see the new growth coming through. Love the misty sun rises.

  6. Oh, I love your foggy shots, too!! And then, of course, the ducks! Wonderful, beautiful captures for the day! Hope you have great weekend! Enjoy!!

  7. That fog was like pea soup but sure made a dramatic picture. Love the ducks too!

  8. Beautiful shots! Love the tall building inthe fog shot.

  9. Awesome pictures:) from:

  10. Your pictures are stunning. You find beauty in some of the most unexpected places,like a tall building in the fog. I like that. Have a wonderful weekend,and thanks for your visits and comments on my blog.

  11. A beautiful series of photos. Love the duck reflection!

  12. These are all lovely... We are transplanted Pacific NW people ...Eugene OR area, but kids in Sea/Tac area and yet never heard of the Kubota? Gardens... On my list for next summer . Did you use Picassa for the drawing style picture?

  13. Wonderful photos! I especially like the tower in the fog.

  14. I am fan of fog, and your fog shots are especially lovely. But the new growth? That's the best! I will be in Seattle next Wednesday visiting the Flower and Garden show. We are gaining 3 and a half minutes on sunlight every day now, John!

  15. Lovely preference is not the drawing style...can't focus my eyes on anything.

  16. Hello John,
    I am new to your blog and I must say that I do like your photographs in this post. I think that if I had to choose a favourite it would be the trees reflected in the pond.
    Bye for now

  17. Nicely shot John like the Fog and the tree

  18. John, you feature such beauty in this post! Ohh ... those fog shots are especially magical. I'm looking forward to your future post on Kubota Gardens, as your photographs are always so very stunning. The new growth image put a smile on my face. It's nice to see color. Lovely captures!

  19. John, are lovely cyclamen on your photo.
    I love these flowers.
    I send greetings.


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