Let’s be serious: not everything in any city – even a pretty one – can look nice all the time. Seattle has sketchy parts and dirty parts. It’s resolutely grey and gloomy when it wants to be.
But today was so lovely that, even on a mundane walk down to meet the school bus, everything looked absolutely beautiful. I grabbed the camera on the way out (mostly to take photos of kidlets for Mum) and snapped a few random pics. It was a clear, golden, sunny day. Breezy, but not too cold. I’m kind of amazed at how clear and gorgeous all these little things looked.
But first: Evan! Looking intrepid in his new dinosaur jacket as we set out. It’s actually a rain jacket, but I put it on him b/c the breeze was cool. As it turned out, I ended up carrying it home.
This is the street we walk down to get to the bus stop: Dexter Ave N. As you can see, it’s nothing special. That’s the city you can see, it’s about a 10 min bus ride.
Dexter is on a hill, so you get a few windows of view as you walk down. This is part of Lake Union and the buildings on the other side.
And this is similar, but coming home:
Now we get to the colourful bit. These red bushes are everywhere, and they’re vibrant. I love them with the blue sky (Actually, anything with a blue sky works well for me!)
There goes Evan down the footpath. Another of those red bushes, peeping out. And all the green is nice too.
Now, any gardeners reading can tell me what these awesome trees are. I just call them “awesome trees on the way home.”
And finally, because I couldn’t help myself, beautiful spring flowers in the gardens along the way.
And this rosemary is from the hedge outside our house. Lucky us!
I didn’t get a pic today of the iconic yellow school bus, but I’ll try and snap one soon, as it is so cute.
Hope you enjoyed our walk! It certainly lifted my spirits.