In January we went for a walk in the Bloedel Reserve and everywhere we looked there were signs of spring. The grass was green, the willows were leafing out and it looked like spring would officially arrive any minute.

Then we got all the crazy snow and cold weather in February and it seemed like we were plunged back into winter. The heather was flowering and covered with snow!

Now that we’ve had some warmer weather it finally is looking like spring in the Pacific Northwest has arrived. The almond trees have been just beautiful.

Last week we went for another walk in the Bloedel Reserve and it did look like spring had finally arrived! The Rhododendron bushes were in full bloom everywhere.

Even in the shadows there were blooms to be seen. It was the perfect day to enjoy a walk in the woods.

In my daughter’s garden the garlic are doing well despite being nibbled on my deer this winter.

The raspberries are also doing well.

I may not have my own garden right now but I enjoy having my daughter’s garden to keep an eye on.

This past weekend we took a trip to Seattle and enjoyed walking through Pike’s Market Place. After seeing all the tulips and daffodils you really felt like spring has arrive in the Pacific Northwest.

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