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Greetings from Seattle, Washington, USA

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter


Happy Easter to all of you. Some beautiful weather here in Seattle encouraged us to get out and snap a few photos to share. The shot above was taken yesterday near Green Lake and the one below a couple of days ago in the Skagit Valley. As you can see, it's a good year for daffodils.


Thanks for stopping by John's Island.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Stopping by the Conservatory

Typical of the beauty in the Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle, Washington

Stopped by the Conservatory on Thursday, March 7, 2013, on an afternoon with plenty of sunshine to light up the green house.



Several photos below show one of the interior rooms and some examples of the wonderful flowers on display.










Reflection ...

Sorry about this, but hope it qualifies for Weekend Reflections.  Yes, that is John's Island's Proprietor trying to take a self portrait using one of the "mirror spheres" in the Conservatory.



Sky Watch

The picture below was taken this morning (Friday, March 8th) at Green Lake just after dawn. Typical for the kind of weather we are currently experiencing in Seattle, we had morning fog in places which will probably burn off to clear skies later in the day.

Check out more skies at Skywatch Friday


Thanks to all my followers for stopping by and hello to new visitors. Your kind comments are always welcome. I have found many interesting blogs thanks to the comments left here!  A good weekend to all!

Friday, March 1, 2013

More of This and That

A couple of my favorite blogs used "This and That" in titles for recent posts. It seemed fitting for today's John's Island post and I thank my blogging friends for the idea.

Reflections ...

At Green Lake this past week.  I admire the rowers but
would rather have the job of the one in the
red coat behind them.

Out of the archives.
The infinity pool at Molokai Ranch Resort, Molokai, Hawaii, 2003.
Sadly, the Resort is no longer in operation.

Sky Watch ...

The past week has been cloudy and wet.
I never thought I would say it, but I've grown to love this climate.


Birding or sky watch ... either way, I like this shot.

Trying to capture the Full Snow Moon on the morning of Feb. 26th.
The clouds made it a challenge, but got a glimpse during a break.
More SkyWatch Friday photos

Looking forward to Spring ...


From the archives, this flower was growing alongside the infinity pool pictured above.  Probably grows all year in Hawaii, but gets me thinking about Spring around John's Island.


An Hawaiian Beauty

Thanks for stopping by John's Island and a good weekend to all!