Friday, September 5, 2014

Point Defiance - Saturday Snapshots

When I suggested to my husband that we take advantage of our beautiful weather before the autumn rains set in, he readily agreed. So we headed off to Tacoma and Point Defiance Park and Gardens. It's about a 45-minute drive from our house, but once we're there, it feels like we're hundreds of miles from civilization. Here are some photos of our excursion. (Click to enlarge.)

The park is filled with gigantic trees like this one
in the Japanese Garden section.

Here's the dahlia garden with row after row of gorgeous
blooms. There are separate gardens for roses, fuschia,
iris, rhododendrons, and northwest natives. 
The colors and types of dahlias were endless.
I was delighted to catch a bee in one photo.
I'd love to visit the garden when this rose arbor is in bloom.
And this lovely setting is surrounded by Puget Sound.
That's Vashon Island across the water.

You'll find more information about Point Defiance Park here.

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  1. I adore your part of the world...whenever I visit the Seattle area, I always vow to live there someday! Well, now that I'm retired, I could move anywhere. So what's keeping me? LOL

    Habits, I guess. Thanks for the lovely's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  2. Beautiful photos, Sandy! It's sad that the rose trellis faded so early this year. Not enough rain, I guess. I've sat on that bench often.

  3. Definitely a dream garden. lovely photos.

  4. What a beautiful place to visit. Lovely shots.

  5. Your photos beckon me to visit your corner of the country. I have been as far west as Spokane, but not to Seattle and Puget Sound . We really must get West again. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

  6. The pom pom dahlia's are stunning - I haven't seen that variety before - I wonder if they're easy for the common gardener to grow ?

  7. As always I love the pictures you share with us

  8. Simply stunning! I had no idea that there were so many varieties of Dahlias!! Makes me want to visit that part of the world:)

  9. Hi Sandra,

    Lovely pictures and it is good to know that you are experiencing pretty much the same 'Indian Summer' conditions, that we have here in the UK right now!

    The dahlias are in full bloom now, along with just a few stray, traditionally Summer flowers, which have become confused by the mild conditions and warm sunshine.



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