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Spring Flora

Spring Flora

SPRING HAS SPRUNG. Happy Spring Equinox!

This week, spring officially started! Take advantage of the nice weather (besides Winter Storm Toby hitting the East coast, eek!). But really, spring is a wild time for weather, so get ready for rain and sunshine flip flopping everyday. 

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Flora of the day came about as a way to motivate me to get outside and run. I have a tumultuous relationship with running - it's good, it's bad, it's a thing. One thing that would keep me going on runs would be all the fresh blooms of spring. I'd spot a colorful bush down the street and explore new areas of town, hoping to find the prettiest of flowers. Anyway, it turned into a this whole thing. 

Where does one find the *BEST* flora in Seattle? Well, start by checking these places....

  • Pike Place Market: If you need a bouquet flowers from Washington, look no further than to the source of where the consumer meets the producer. It's an iconic product of the market and always multiple vendors keeping the seasonal flowers in stock. The bouquets are cheap and enormous. If you can't make it downtown, head over to another farmers market on the weekend like Ballard or Capitol Hill. 
  • Washington Park Arboretum: You can't go wrong with a park, especially when it's as expansive and grand as the arboretum. With each bend of the sidewalk, there's a new area to explore. Cultivated and maintained by UW, this place is always looking prime. 
  • Green Lake: My pride and joy, my neighborhood. I'm so lucky to call this area home. The lake is lined with various flowers and trees, and perfect for an afternoon stroll. Lace up your shoes and head out on a three mile walk around the lake to take in the flora!
  • UW Quad: CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON Y'ALL. This is what I refer to as the quintessential college experience: picture sitting in the quad on a sunny day with blue skies, reading your text book under the cherry blossom trees in full bloom. The pink and white petals cover campus and everyone is always in such a good mood. 
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The month of April is tulip season. Tulips are everywhere. Head up north to Skagit Valley for the annual tulip festival where you can walk amongst rows of colorful tulips and bounce from farm to farm. 
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SPRING INTO ACTION is our household's mantra this season. Honestly, it's great. I've personally kicked off spring with ridding myself of a few unnecessary items, ordering things I said I would buy months ago, exercising regularly, and purchasing a new phone!

I LOVE SPRING. It's a great time to be eager, revisit new goals, or make new ones. Spring generally represents new life. Take some time to analyze what you want to generate this spring and make it happen!

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Lastly, here's a roundup of some of the flora from last spring. Enjoy!

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March

March

City of Angels

City of Angels