Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gnarley and Beautiful in Old Age

Gnarley and Beautiful in Old Age

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I've read recently that the Yoshino Cherry trees in the Quad at UW are reaching the end of their life cycle and that there are plans to replace them over time with younger ones. They were transplanted to the University Campus over 40 years ago when a highway project cut through their habitat near the Arboretum.

14 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful pictures (yesterday and today) and cherry bloddom snow. Why do you have a little sunshine and only 60 or so miles away we are covered in snow? MB

Kim said...

MB, There is no real sunshine in this shot, maybe just a thinning of clouds let in a little more light in this shot. If you look at my other shots on Flickr, you'll see it was grayer than gray, and oh so cold. Our snow melted off in an hour on Friday but it hasn't warmed up. I'm thinking I going back to campus if we see blue skies next week, then there may well be really cherry blossom snow. There was only one tree on the whole quad that had any petals on the ground beneath it. Hope you have a cozy fire going!
-Kim

Jim said...

The trees look great. I like the brick side walk also.

Ben said...

These trees are so noble, it will be a shame to see them go, I guess the new ones will eventually look like that.

Paula said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful eyes that...

Marcel said...

Very beautiful! I guess I need to check these out for real next time I'm in Seattle.

Kitty said...

I love it. Gorgeous, Kim!
I bet this looked great in color, too. It's pretty amazing how you can see so many varied shades of white.

Who knew so many existed?

Kitty said...

btw, aren't trees 'gnarled' and surfer dudes 'gnarley'? lol

Mihiro said...

beautiful!
cherry blossom has also started blooming in japan, finally.

mia said...

Oooohh it's a really nice picture!makes me missed seattle more :)(and of course the quad too!)

Hyde DP said...

Great picture - there is an error in the coding for that link to UW - it should be obvious if you check it.

SeattleDMBfan said...

What a beautiful shot, one of my favorites! You truly capture the beauty of our city. Thanks for the great pictures! :-)

Eric S said...

sweet shot.

It reminds me of the street I grew up on. On my street, the trees and benches have long since given way to wider asphalt and graffiti.

Jana said...

Amazing! This photo reminds me of what you would see in many magazines. Great job!