Category Archives: Landscapes

The Garden in Winter

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Walked around Bellevue Botanical Gardens yesterday. No color yet but some interesting sunlight effects.

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Sunrise Over Skagit Valley Daffodils

WP D7K_8330-EditLeft the house at 0500 to arrive here by 0630 but it was worth the trip. Only 4 Daffie fields in bloom so far with Dutch Masters and Flower Carpets. There were no Tulips yet so I’ll be back in about 3 weeks to try and catch some of those.

Skagit Valley Glory

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Both of these photos were taken on a rainy, overcast early morning at fields near Mt. Vernon, Washington.

The Image of a Tulip

The perennials
rising so quickly
wondering how
they grow so fast
The image of a tulip,
of a crocus, a daffodil
must be in the heart of each cell
coming from the earth
rising so well

In mere moments
growing so quickly
rising from the winter
rising to the sun
from the earth
to the warmth
of the new day


—Raymond A. Foss