Photo Friday: Cherry Blossoms in Seattle

Everest in a Cherry Tree at University of Washington in Seattle
Everest in a Cherry Tree at University of Washington in Seattle

Seattle isn't exactly famed for its cherry blossoms, but trees seem to be everywhere - in front yards, along streets, and in parks (in the fall, it feels like Maples are everywhere, funny how that works).

The best place for cherry blossom viewing is at the University of Washington's central quad, where the grass is carpeted by pink leaves falling from the 60+ year old trees. Friends of ours host a cherry blossom viewing picnic each year, so eating Japanese food and climbing the trees has become a fun annual springtime ritual for my kids

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      1. Lisa on March 22, 2012 at 7 p.m.

        I had no idea that there were cherry trees in Seattle - I mistakenly assumed that they were only to be found in Washington, DC. A cherry blossom picnic sounds like a great way to celebrate the onset of spring.

      2. walkingon travels on March 22, 2012 at 8:16 p.m.

        We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the blossoms this year. So many great places to check them out in the city. I hope I get to hit them all :-) We might even see you at UW.

      3. Traci on March 23, 2012 at 5:46 a.m.

        Sad because we're heading to DC next weekend, and we're hearing that the famed cherry blossoms there are practically gone already from a lot of rainfall. :-(

      4. Heather on March 23, 2012 at 10:14 a.m.

        Looks like we had the same Springy idea this week for Photo Friday! Fun blossom tradition and I love the cute picture.

      5. Sonja on March 23, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.

        We were at U. of Wash last year around this time and saw the cherry blossoms - they were gorgeous! (So is the campus!)

      6. TravelShark on March 23, 2012 at 2:43 p.m.

        WOW! What a lovely picture!!! We had no idea there were cherry blossoms in Seattle. Thanks for the tip!

      7. Andi at The Particular Traveler on March 23, 2012 at 8:50 p.m.

        What a sweet picture. That sounds like a very fun tradition!

      8. APB News on March 24, 2012 at 8:51 a.m.

        I wish we had more cherry trees here in Texas. However, we are enjoying the redbud, apple, and plum trees right now. The apple blossoms look a lot like cherry and they smell fantastic.


      9. praveen rastogi on April 10, 2012 at 4:07 a.m.

        hello guys,

        so so cute photo.
        Looks like we had the same Springy idea this week for Photo Friday!i realy love it.