Hedgehog (1-Apr, 92/366)
The Hedgehogs of UW group put on what they called Hedgehog Playtime in the UW Quad, where people brought their hedgehogs to show to others. Some of the hedgehogs were shy and were only out for a little at a time, but others were pretty good about being handed around to various people. With the warm weather, it turned out to be a good day to hold the event.
New floating bridge (2-Apr, 93/366)
Today was the public opening of the new Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, SR520. Pedestrians were allowed to walk on it, and there were exhibits and food trucks. So many people showed up that they had to stop inbound shuttles early so they would be able to get everyone off the bridge; my wait was about 1½ hours.
Tulips (3-Apr, 94/366)
The last of our spring bulbs, the tulips, are in bloom now. We have several different colors, and some have multi-colored petals.
Magnolia petals (4-Apr, 95/366)
Most of the magnolia trees dropped their flowers a while ago, but I went by this one which blanketed the lawn below it.
Othello marker (5-Apr, 96/366)
There is a bit of public art at each of the light rail stations. At Othello Station, in addition to some water redirection stone, there's this marker at the south end of the station.
Candytufts (6-Apr, 97/366)
I see quite a few candytufts on my way home. I've enjoyed them opening more and more, and it was just recently that they've reached full bloom.
Sabalites palm leaf fossils (7-Apr, 98/366)
The Burke Museum on campus has several exterior exhibits, including a couple large fossils of palm leaves. This particular palm is extinct.
Brick slab (8-Apr, 99/366)
Gates Hall has a very shop corner on one side, which, at the right angle, makes it look paper-thin when looking at it from a distance.
Pistachio grid (9-Apr, 100/366)
Under the pistachio bulk bin at PCC the place where you put your bag to fill had the spaces perfectly filled with pistachios . Looked like a game was in progress.
White rhododendron (10-Apr, 101/366)
We had a few rhododendron shrubs when we moved in, but a couple of them were in really bad places, so now we have one, with white flowers. Because of where it's sited, we only get blooms on one side, but fortunately they face the house, so we get to see them from the dining room.
Witchalder (11-Apr, 102/366)
For some reason I don't recall seeing witchalder on campus before. I walk by these shrubs pretty often, too.
Wet lilacs (12-Apr, 103/366)
Lilacs are starting to bloom, and I wouldn't be surprised if I use them several times in the coming few weeks. These are wet because after several days of sun, we've started to get some rain.
Under the maple canopy (13-Apr, 104/366)
The deciduous trees are starting to leaf out, including these maple trees on campus.
Weathered brick (14-Apr, 105/366)
While there are a lot of brick buildings on campus, there are also several just off campus along The Ave. A lot of the brick used has quite a bit of texture.
On the road (15-Apr, 106/366)
We drove east to Spokane today, and the clouds were pretty amazing through Central Washington.
Reed reflections (16-Apr, 107/366)
Since we've been going to Spokane mostly annually, we have spots we like to go back to. Dishman Hills Natural Area is one of those places. Today we went out to the ponds, then hiked back around the main hill.
Mushrooms (17-Apr, 108/366)
Every now and then we have shabu-shabu, which involves a pot with boiling broth into which you put things to eat. We normally do a variety of vegetables, meat, shrimp, and fish cakes. And mushrooms.
Creeping ivy (18-Apr, 109/366)
It's not only the east coast which has ivy-covered brick. This is on Gowen Hall in the UW Quad.
Parachutes (19-Apr, 110/366)
The dandelions have blossomed and are going to seed. We don't have very many in our yard, but there are quite a few near where I catch the bus in the morning.
Wisteria (20-Apr, 111/366)
Wisteria is my favorite flower, and not just because the “Fuji” in my name translates as wisteria. We used to have a wisteria vine at home, but it wasn't in a great location, and we didn't have a good place to transplant it to.
Japanese snowball (21-Apr, 112/366)
These look a lot like hydrangeas, but the leaves are different. I noticed just today that they're blooming.
Fern (22-Apr, 113/366)
Ferns do pretty well around here. We wanted to have some ferns in a shady area of our back yard, so I found a few volunteers around the yard, transplanted them, and they're all still doing really well. This fern isn't in our yard, but I've been following its progress on my way to the bus in the morning.
Bunchberry (23-Apr, 114/366)
We have a patch of bunchberries in our back yard, and it's always fun to see them come up in the spring. Low to the ground, they're dwarf dogwoods, and they do resemble their tree brethren.
Angel food cake (24-Apr, 115/366)
We often end up with extra egg whites, and one thing I make when we have enough is angel food cake. We like to toast it, which gives the outside a nice crunch and the inside is creamy.
Parsley blossoms (25-Apr, 116/366)
We have parsley in one of our deck planter boxes, and sometimes let it go to seed so we get more plants later on.
Clematis (26-Apr, 117/366)
I walk past a former co-worker's house on the way home, and he has an entry trellis with clematis draping from it.
Costume and books (27-Apr, 118/366)
The Odegaard Undergraduate Library on campus is currently displaying some costumes from the School of Drama Costume Shop.
PACCAR terrace (28-Apr, 119/366)
PACCAR Hall has an outdoor seating area off one of the upper floors, and all the glass makes for some great reflections.
Starting fresh (29-Apr, 120/366)
Almost every building along this stretch of University Way has been demolished. It's strange to see flat ground, especially against the hill. I expect retaining walls to go up before too long.
Water bench (30-Apr, 121/366)
In the center of Greenlake Village are a set of fountains which look like benches. Every now and then we shop at the PCC there, so we see these pretty often.