Seattle on a Sunny Mid-December Day

December 18, 2010

View of the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with Olympic Mountains in distance

Yesterday was one of those clear, sunny, cold winter days that make me appreciate living in Seattle.  All of the heavy rains of recent days meant lots of snow in the mountains, and their snowy white peaks were finally visible in all their glory.  Looking to the east, we see the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade range.  Looking west, we see the Olympic mountains.  Unbeatable scenery.

I took advantage of the sun to walk through my neighborhood.  Here are some photos of the mid-December landscape.  I can’t identify all of the plants, unfortunately.

Dried seed pod

Red and green ground cover

Christmas-y looking reds and greens

Dried hydrangea flower

Lacecap hydrangea

Hanging seed pods

3 Responses to “Seattle on a Sunny Mid-December Day”

  1. Kalindi Says:

    Do you by chance know the name of the tree from which your Hanging Seed Pods photo appear? gorgeous photos!

    • Rosemary Says:

      I don’t know, but if you email the Plant Answer Line at the Center for Urban Horticulture (hortlib@uw.edu) with a link to the photo, they will identify it for you. Good luck!

    • Rosemary Says:

      I don’t know, but if you email the Plant Answer Line at the Center for Urban Horticulture (hortlib@uw.edu) with a link to the photo, they will identify it for you. Good luck!


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