Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring is here in Seattle!


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.


32 comments:

  1. I saw beautiful blooms in Washington DC last year. Nice of you to bring the memories back for me, though I thought from your pic on Instagram that you visited Washington here 😊

    Enjoy Seattle, something which I missed covering in the US.

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    1. I am yet to explore major areas of the US but for now Seattle is keeping me happy and all pumped up for exploring!
      And you can visit Seattle next, after all you are still in the US :D

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  2. So beautiful in pictures!I wonder how this view will look like if I ever visited Seattle.

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    1. Thanks! And trust me the place looks magical not just when they bloom but also when they are just falling away :)

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  3. Love flowers, loved the post!

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  4. Beautiful captures of the spring bloom. The best time of the year with everything so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks and yes indeed it is the best time of the year if you love the warmth of the sun and colours around :D

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  5. VISH!!! This post is like a dream. Not kidding. Such fabulous fabulous pics:) LOVE THEM! Each is like a postcard. So hard to find a favourite.

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    1. Thank you so much Divsi! You know, ever since I got an admit from UWash I was waiting for the week when the Cherry Blossoms would bloom :D

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  6. Stunning pictures! Everything is just colorful and blossoming this season. I haven't been to Seattle and I would love to see the city!

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    1. Thanks and you should visit Seattle - it is just beautiful :)

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  7. Did not know that acherry Blossom is also in Seattle! The colour are beautiful. Thank
    You for sharing and let us know

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    1. Cherry Blossoms can be found almost everywhere in Seattle, sparsely, but at UWash campus it is like a mini Japan during spring :)

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  8. I love how the entire park is covered in pink shades by the cherry trees. It's been one of my dreams to be able to experience the feeling of standing underneath them and just enjoy the views and the aromas of the flowers.

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    1. That feeling of standing under these trees and experiencing a shower of ping petals and cold breeze - it is magical!

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  9. Those are pretty cherry blossoms. Do you also celebrate hanami just like in Japan?

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    1. A lot of people actually do celebrate Hanami on weekends here :D

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  10. Wow, gorgeous photographs. I've always wanted to visit Seattle, and this post certainly didn't change that!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you get to visit Seattle soon :)

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  11. Whoa! Spring captured in its full glory!I wish I was there right now!
    This pink is something different hard to imitate.

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  12. Whoa!!! That's a mini Japanese spring fest in the midst of USA!!! Esp the Cherry Blossoms drenched in the dew drops is just a visual treat!!!

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  13. Such beautiful captures of the blooms Vaisakhi! It's one of the best times of the year to see everything in renewal mode, and you brought the magic alive :) Right there on my wishlist for someday!

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    1. Thank you so much Arti! Glad you added this to your wishlist :D And it was ust like you said - these trees had nothing for almost 2 months and suddenly one fine day there were small white buds all over them which never bloomed due to the perennial overcast and on a chanced sunny day, there they were all blooming in full glory. The view is priceless!

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  14. Every Insta Post and Every Pic on Blog...not any one of the Pic is less than the other πŸ’it's so difficult to say this is Better or that each and every Pic gives you so much Goosebumps I can imagine the fun being with me :D Keep clicking and sharing Vaishakhi πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you for such kind words Pooja. Glad you like the pics! Hope they add a 100 places to your bucket list! BTW I love your insta feed too - so raw and earthly! :D

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