about the water

April 24, 2016  •  7 Comments

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.

fountain wall, Bellevue Botanical Gardenfountain wall, Bellevue Botanical Garden

Whether or not running water native to the area is channeled, it still creates halcyon settings.

waterfall, Bellevue Botanical Gardenswaterfall, Bellevue Botanical Gardens   water plant reflectionwater plant reflection

Ferns are indicators of plentiful water, and the Japanese painted fern below is beautiful and ghostly in its character.

Japanese fermsJapanese ferms

until next Monday,


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Catherine Sobredo(non-registered)
Lovely and interesting images. I particularly love the Japanese fern! The halcyon settings immediately caught my eye.
Daryl Black(non-registered)
Thanks to all of you for your comments! I appreciate hearing from you and will write more upon my return.
Fred Barraza(non-registered)
So nice to see these images. All I see anymore around our place is flying dust and tumbleweeds.
glad to see you are creating lovelies around your nursing duties. Lush is right Your people are crying out for your photo take on chihuly! Next week??
Steve Immel(non-registered)
A lovely assemblage of thirsty things, Daryl. They feel so fertile and fecund. Love the ferns. Would like to see that one in black and white.
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