Nestled between the snow-clad Cascade Mountains and the Olympic range and small but seemingly vast Puget Sound, is this beautiful city of Seattle. A city that has affirmed my belief that one can fall in love with a place more and more with every passing day.
Back in October, when this place was painted in hundred shades of autumn, I thought this is the prettiest a “city” can look if it is kind to nature and if it is loved back by nature in equal measures. Then came the constant overcast and some prized white washed days of winter and I found new reasons to appreciate how blessed Seattle was by nature. Now it is spring here and I feel there is no better time to explore Seattle!
If you guys agree with me and if you are planning to see the blooming flowers, butterflies and blast of colours around in Seattle – I would suggest you start it with a University of Washington Tour! It is a pink-white affair at University of Washington these days and I am sure it will warm your hearts with pure joy.
People always say appreciate the small things in life because they have the potential to keep you happy – well, at least for me it is turning out to be true. The tiny cherry blossoms clustered everywhere these days have become the reason for smiles on every visitors face who just can't get enough of the flower shots (think photoshoots!).
I always saw these dreamy pictures of Japan and yearned to be there during ‘Hanami’ season which is such a cute traditional affair under the canopy of Sakura aka cherry blossoms. Some people also know of the Sakura Festival at Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. But very few know of Seattle and University of Washington Cherry Blossom weeks.
So here I am promoting my University for the first time ever on my blog – because this season of pink bliss is just one of the many reasons to visit Seattle now and explore nature at its best in the Pacific North West.
In the coming days, I will tell you more of this beautiful corner of the USA but for now let us welcome spring with a touch of pink, a dash of green, some sparkling white and just Words.
Not gloomy and frozen for winter's gone
And canopy of love is no more forlorn
Sing, dance, gallop and prance
The day is warm and new hope is born...
Bursting with happiness and warmth
Swaying to the breezy chords of nature
Unfreezing the benumbed hard wood core
You breath life in so many more...
Walk a path that is adorned with life
Sakura is here and Nature is fluttering again...
Thawed in the winter sun, spring is riding on
On a land all glee and lanes colored again...
For those wondering why I got poetic to convince you guys to travel and explore Seattle – didn’t the photos render you speechless at first and then a tad bit poetic? I rest my case!
O, and I said spring and not sakura season - so don't worry there are more colorful flowers in the vicinity to pleasantly surprise you.
Visit Details: When and Where?
University of Washington from 29th March to 9th April to witness 100% blooming cherry blossom trees. The flowers would still be there for another 2 weeks after that but not in full glory. Early morning would be the best time to visit to avoid major crowd.