A Walk in the Park

It’s been a strange July around here this summer … if that’s what you want to call it. Temperatures have been below normal, along with cloudy and sometimes rainy skies. It’s been more like “June gloom” than anything else. Today is nice and sunny, and I went for a walk in Point Defiance Park and admired the flower gardens. What a pleasure it is to see such an abundance of seasonal blooms and color! I wasn’t the only one admiring the flowers. The gardens were full of visitors, some first time, and many from out of town. The 760-acre park is a must stop for tourists visiting Tacoma for the first time. Here’s a sample of what one can view right now in the flower gardens.

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As well, the Rose Garden is in full bloom and very popular with visitors; the Fuschia Garden is also in bloom, and the Dahlia Garden is just starting to show some blooms. And don’t forget to talk a stroll in the meditative Japanese Garden, which, by the way, is going to get a make-over next year. Our city is blessed to have such a wonderful display of well-manicured gardens!

 

Photos property of Peggy A Thompson

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About northwestphotos

A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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13 Responses to A Walk in the Park

  1. Our Lady of the Flowers

  2. Gunta says:

    You have some of the loveliest outings and return with such beautiful images to share with us! 😀

  3. A delightful and beautiful place to wander!

  4. Such colourful and gorgeous flowers for us to enjoy, Peggy. Thank you for your lovely treats! 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  5. Sartenada says:

    Awesome beautiful.

  6. Glorious photos, Peggy. 🙂

  7. Kamila Pala says:

    Beautiful flower “fashion show”! Very nice post. Bye. Kamila

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