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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Season Marches On -- Tulips and More at Point Defiance Park

What a difference a month makes. On Monday I took my camera and tripod to Tacoma's Point Defiance Park, without even realizing it had been exactly a month to the day since I last shot some photos. Those were for my blog post called "A Perfect Spring Day at Point Defiance." That day had seemed perfect, considering what preceded it, but yesterday was even better, warm with sunshine and rich with color. I took this photo of tulips with the foreground in sun and a shadow over the rear part of the flower bed.

During the month since my last visit, the daffodils must had reached their peak without me there. Just opening when I saw them last, the common King Alfred type have shriveled and turned brown. Now some of the fancier members of this family of bulb flowers, like narcissus and paperwhites, take their place with equal charm.

I was just in time to see the tulips. Their season of glory shows signs of ending. The weekend's warm weather must have caused them to rush into full bloom, although, as you can see, many nice examples remain. If you haven't had the chance to see them, enjoy these photos. Rain will surely cause their petals to drop.

I especially liked these red ones, and the purple ones below.

Don't stop scrolling yet. There is so much more to see.


Repairs to the pagoda, after the terrible arson fire, are coming along nicely.
Work on the roof is nearly done.

 And it's seagull-approved.

Take a photo tour of the Japanese garden...
...where water adds to the sense of tranquility.

Every time I turned around, I saw sights that refreshed me and brightened my day.

Thank you for taking part of your day to let me share my walk through the park. Aren't we lucky that Tacoma's early citizens cared enough about us to preserve this beautiful place? What are we doing now for generations yet to come?

All photos in this blog post are the property of Candace Brown
Copyright 2012  Candace J. Brown


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting these beautiful photos of the Point Defiance Park gardens. Each time I visit, I marvel at the detailed attention from the gardeners and groundskeepers who strive to keep this park looking so beautiful for its many visitors. Kudos to these park workers!

Candace Brown said...

Thank you for writing, Peggy. You are an excellent photographer and your blog is delightful.

Readers, please take a look at Northwest Photos, especially if you are interested in photography. I have a lot to learn.

Eve Sanchez said...

Beautiful photos! I love tulips and all flowers out there. Thank you for sharing.