Friday, April 26, 2013

Cherry Blossom - University of Washington, Seattle

If you ever looked up for image of University of Washington, you would have seen image of this building surrounded by a beautiful canopy of cherry blooms.



These are the 31 Yoshino Cherry trees lining the Liberal Quadrangle of the UW, most commonly known as the Quad. 







And this is a scene which happens only once a year for like two weeks ! Weather permitting, the cherry blossom may stay a week longer.



other trees in the campus which were also in bloom ...


The beautiful clear blue Seattle sky making the scene even better !





When exactly the cherry blooms just depends on the ever-changing weather of the north-west.
When they do bloom, this place is just magical ...








attracting every tourist and picnicker..
I didn't get to see on my visit, but I am sure every wedding photographer in the area would be here. Probably they prefer the weekdays to avoid the crowd!

Images by Anupama Puneeth

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Skagit Valley


Scene along the Skagit region on our way back from Anacortes.





Of the many great offerings of this region, bird watching is one. 









Not sure what these tall trees are called...a lots of them in this region.





The daffodils were yet to bloom. I forgot to check this myself, but this webpage comes in handy if you plan on visiting this area in the coming weeks to see Daffodils or Tulips.





The busy Daffodil farms






If you love daffodils, tulips and springtime, you are sure to enjoy the trip to Skagit Valley in April. Check this bloom map for latest info.

Here are some pictures from my last year's visit to Skagit Valley.

Information Tips :
Skagit Valley Bird Watching info - http://www.visitskagitvalley.com/nature_birds.cfm
Tulips Bloom Map - http://www.tulips.com/bloommap.cfm