Saturday, March 06, 2010

Residetial Charm


Residetial Charm
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Many of Seattle's residential blocks have service alleys that run through their center. Walking past this one I noticed the garage on a stepped foundation to accommodate the incline of the hill, and that the garage had been modified on the other side, probably to create studio space. The lovely blooming tree also caught my eye, and the charming home and its red/teal/white paint color scheme. It wasn't until I uploaded the photo that I noticed the unusual (to me) little grouping of three young birch tree trunks and the apparent wild sprouting of growth at the top of them. Any of you gardening enthusiasts or arborists want to tell us about that? Hope everyone can enjoy a bit of time in the garden this weekend. We have lovely sunshine here in Seattle today for that!

9 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

That is a unique foundation. Saves a bit of concrete, I expect.

I have a birch tree like that in my back yard but with four trunks. Bought it at Wells-Medina nursery I think.

Thanks for your kind words re: my banner photo.

brattcat said...

A charming shot, indeed. Makes me long for a spring that is still months away here.

Mary said...

Kim - Like your picture,I've only been there once to visit my son. You should check out my photos for today! - Mary

Small City Scenes said...

This very white trunked birch (Betula jacquemontii) has this growth patter and is generally planted as a grouping. although pretty now this small space is too narrow for these large trees. The jacquemontii does grow tall and skinny. MB

Kate said...

It is interesting to me that blogging makes us so observant. What we might have passed by ordinarily before blogging, we now notice so many details. I love all the details of this photo.

Sarah said...

Great picture! I really like the blooming tree! I'm envious. Here in WI, we still have snow on the ground!

Bibi said...

Oh, colors! I'd forgotten what they look like. You're way ahead of us in spring colors, both on the house (love the teal) and on the flowers.

Haven't got a clue about the birch trees.

lewi14 said...

Wonderful photo. It looks an idyllic neighbourhood. It's an area where I want to live.

Machead said...

So wonderful to see this picture! I used to walk my dog past this house all the time. They have such a pretty garden in the summertime. You should check back in a couple months.