Yellow Rhododendron Close-up – Washington, USA

Yellow Rhododendron Close-up - Washington, USA

I couldn’t resist sharing one more amazing flower close-up I captured from the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, in Washington, USA. This beauty was barely visible when walking on the path and was almost hidden deep under brush.  Isn’t this a … Read more

Rhododendron Flower, Washington, USA

Rhododendron Flower, Washington, USA

I captured this Rhododendron flower close-up at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington.  This Botanical Garden is an amazing place to visit – and is home to one of the largest collections of species of rhododendrons in … Read more

Spring Crocus

Spring Crocus, Washington, USA

I just love springtime!  The weather here in Washington has been exceptional this year.  Here is a beautiful close-up I captured recently of a Crocus hidden in our rockery. This little flower just makes me smile. Isn’t this a magnificent … Read more

Pink Lily, Renton, WA, USA

Pink Lily, Renton, WA, USA

It has been so hot here in the Pacific Northwest, that I have been doing most of my photography early in the morning, or late in the evening. Recently, I was able to capture a close-up of this sweet lily … Read more

Hydrangea, Washington, USA

Hydrangea, Washington, USA

In Seattle, they say that summer starts July 5 (due to rain), but this year we have had unseasonably nice weather! We are taking a short sabbatical to enjoy these warmer summer days. My next post will be on July … Read more

Geraniums, Washington, USA

Geraniums, Washington, USA

We have had very favorable weather this spring in the Pacific Northwest, so I have been able to “dig in the dirt” and plant small flower gardens in our yard. One of the flowers I enjoy planting, is the Geranium, … Read more

Bursting Orange Lilly, Washington, USA

Bursting Orange Lilly, Washington, USA

Sometimes bulbs are difficult to grow in the Pacific Northwest because it is so damp and mild during the winter. One of my favorite bulbs is the Lilly, because I can completely ignore it and still get beautiful flowers! I … Read more

Tulip Surprise, Washington, USA

Tulip Surprise, Washington, USA

Although the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is winding down, I couldn’t resist sharing one more photo of the beautiful tulips I captured earlier this month. My sweet husband spotted this single “loner” red tulip hiding in the millions of yellow … Read more

Grape Hyacinths, Washington, USA

Grape Hyacinths, Washington

These beautiful tiny flowers are called Grape Hyacinths and return every year in our rockery. They have a light fragrance and are one of the first bulb flowers to poke out each spring. In between rainstorms, I captured this great … Read more

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Yellow Tulips, Skagit Valley, Washington, USA

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, in Washington, USA held each spring is one of our favorite places to visit. Thousand of tulips bloom each spring.  I’m so proud to share that one of my photographs caught the attention of AARP … Read more

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