24 March 2014

Springtime Blossoms

Lately, I've really been trying to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds me. Sometimes it can be hard to do because I'm so distracted with the boys, and it seems I'm always in a hurry. But it feels so nice to take a breather and just notice things. 

The University of Washington campus is known for their amazing Cherry Blossom trees in the Spring. So this past weekend, my family and I drove out to Seattle and wandered the enormous campus to just take it all in.

The kids seemed truly amazed at just the sheer size of not only the University, but of the Cherry Blossom Trees. The trees themselves are roughly 80 years old, so they are very mature and absolutely enormous. 

And the UW is an old school (founded in 1861), so when you couple the intricate architecture + the gorgeous blossoming trees that canopy the brick pathways... it really is breathtaking. I wish my photos could do it even a little bit of justice!










15 comments:

Ellen from Ask Away said...

lovely photos! spring flowers have been popping up lately and it makes me so excited!

Rachel said...

Oh wow!!! Now you're just making me jealous! We don't even appear close to flower-season yet. How gorgeous!

Jess Beer said...

Gorgeous! The DC cherry blossoms are supposed to bloom next month and I'm hoping I'll get to go see them this year!

JenniferAStreet said...

My family photos look that same.. kids doing what they want haha love it! The cherry blossoms are amazing. I've visited Seattle once and wanted to move there..maybe one day :)

Linds said...

I love the blossoms during springtime, but sadly, it makes my allergies a MESS (and two of my boys are even worse than me, which means springtime is almost always synonymous with ear or sinus infections). :(

Loyal RUN said...

oh my goodness. I love the blossoms!!!
And that last photo of your boys is just PRECIOUS!

Hayley! said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Those trees are so pretty!

Fran said...

Oh my heart. It aches to be back on that campus. Love it so much (in case you couldn't tell by all my likes/comments in your instagram feed haha)

Meg O. said...

Oh my goodness. That is SO gorgeous!!!! Beautiful photos, too!

Rj and Jessie said...

Amazing photos, Mandy!

He Calls Me Grace said...

Wow, I love the pictures! It makes me want spring so bad so that I can get out with my camera like that. I'll be thinking about these pictures instead of the snow we are expected to get today!

Cindy @ Cinsarah said...

BEAUTIFUL photos Mandy!!

Kimberly G said...

I love cherry blossom trees. Ours don't bloom until April or May.
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Amanda Jillian B said...

Beautiful photos

Tara said...

I just want to bathe in those trees!! So gorgeous!

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