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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!