Despite the fact that there were four straight days of record high temperatures in the greater Seattle area last week, the weather has returned to a wetter pattern. That means rain and a substantial amount of it today. Speaking of water, The Schmidt family trademarked a slogan "It's the Water" in 1902 for their newly named brewing company, Olympia Beer. I will go as far to say that in this part of the northwestern United States, it is ALL about water. It enables a wonderful and interesting variety of plant life to thrive. A trip to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens this week lead me to several water features, including this fountain at the entrance.
Whether or not running water native to the area is channeled, it still creates halcyon settings.
Ferns are indicators of plentiful water, and the Japanese painted fern below is beautiful and ghostly in its character.
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