Beautiful Seattle on a Grey Day?

…maybe not so much. You know it’s a grey day when your photo doesn’t need a filter to convert from color to black and white. Here’s to more rainbows and, hopefully sooner than later, sunny days. The rain has to stop eventually, right?

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Beautiful Blueberries

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I love random excursions such as the Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue, WA of all places. A beautiful “off the side of the road” U Pick oasis in a residential neighborhood for blueberry lovers and for those, who like myself, love to meander every now and again.

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I really wanted to sit on this swing all afternoon and meditate. Love the old pine wood.

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Fields of blueberries where you can pick your own for hours on end but if
you are lazy like me you can purchase them onsite.

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And little did I know that there were so many different varieties
of blueberries! I think I’ve only eaten one but for those who want
to know here is a list.

Emerald
Jewel
Misty
O’Neal
Sharpblue
Sunshine Blue

And speaking of blue, I am currently in LOVE with blue and in fact will be covering an old
chair in blue velvet. Here is some inspiration.

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Beautiful Nature

I spied some beautiful crocuses today and it smells like spring. I have no special knowledge of Crocuses other than the fact they seem to beat every other flower to punch when it comes to blooming. And it’s one of those names that doesn’t quite fit the plant, seems like they deserve a name that is a little more elegant. Crocus sounds too much like crocodile.
They at least they have a pretty poem:

She dwelleth in the Ground —
Where Daffodils — abide —
Her Maker — Her Metropolis —
The Universe — Her Maid —

To fetch Her Grace — and Hue —
And Fairness — and Renown —
The Firmament’s — To Pluck Her —
And fetch Her Thee — be mine —

-Emily Dickinson

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Beautiful iPhone Photography

“The most beautiful thing we can
experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art
and all science. He to whom
this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause
to wonder and stand rapt
in awe, is as good as dead:
his eyes are closed”.

Albert Einstein

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Beautiful iPhone Photography

I’ve become mesmerized lately by following the
magical work of Richard Koci Hernandez.
H
is photos tell a magical, mysterious story and
I can’t get enough. Every day I look forward to his
latest post on Instagram. Take time to enjoy it.
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“The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.”
Joseph B. Wirthlin

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“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.” Albert Camus

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“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr.