Catching light...

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We had a meeting in the University Village, Seattle. September is shaping up to be a very interesting month and the Fall calendar is filling up fast. This morning Barbie Van Horn and I were doing a last walk through for our Mobile Communications Boot Camp clock hour class, aka #mobilecomcamp ... There’s always new tweaks, updates, and changes to embrace in social media marketing.

Late summer blooms at Ravenna Gardens, University Village, Seattle.

As we canvassed the urban village I had to stop at one of my favorite stores, Ravenna Gardens, and take in their end of summer and fall flowers. They had a wonderful selection of Gerbera, Supreme Elegance Cone Flower, Shasta Daisy, Dahlia, and Primrose.

Buddha at Ravenna Gardens, Seattle.

It’s just a few minutes past noon. There’s clouds rolling by with patches of blue sky and I’m enjoying the kaleidoscope of sunlight as it comes and goes under the peaceful gaze of this Buddha figure. Autumn is my favorite time of year in the Pacific Northwest.

Turning faces towards the warm afternoon sun. Ravenna Gardens, University Village, Seattle.

I love the late blooming flowers and the transition to autumn, especially those years when summer lingers on for a while. Cool mornings and warm sunny afternoons, the grass returns from summer brown to green and our coastal air is rich, kind of thicker, and fresh.

Supreme Elegance Coneflower, Ravenna Gardens, Seattle.

It’s probably all of those many years in school that autumn feels more like an arrival than a departure.

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Thanks Noah Seidenberg ... Likewise! You and your family enjoy this long holiday weekend!

Sep 06, 2015 04:48 AM #5
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Hi Belinda Spillman ... The gardens were beautiful that day and indeed, a very Zen experience. I love their collection of Buddha's for your garden.

Sep 06, 2015 04:50 AM #6
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Thanks Myrl Jeffcoat ... That red is quite deep! Their contrast to the light and greens adds drama.

Sep 06, 2015 04:52 AM #7
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Hi Brian England ... It's a fun class. The village is our classroom! After travel, I'm enjoying some much needed 'domestic' time at home... Have a great rest of the holiday weekend. Thanks!

Sep 06, 2015 04:54 AM #8
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Hi Rene - Lovely photos. I especially like the one of the Buddha - a bit different than the usual.

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Those pictures make me feel as if I experienced the walk through with you!

Sep 06, 2015 08:36 AM #10
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Good Sunday evening Rene. I do like the photos and the colors. Especially the red one.

Sep 06, 2015 09:02 AM #11
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Hi Dick Greenberg ... Me too. The Buddha is different than others I've seen. I wish I could have given you guys a jingle and at least stopped somewhere to meet in person, if only for a few minutes. We were running way behind and up and Adam and on the road again first thing the next morning. I sure enjoyed the landscape coming into and leaving Fort Collins, Colorado. What a beautful area.

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Hi Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert ... Thanks! Timing is everything! I felt so fortunate to be there when the fresh flowers arrived and the sun was out.

Sep 06, 2015 09:10 AM #13
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Thanks Michael Thornton ! I think those red ones, and I'm embarrassed to say I'm not quite sure what they're called, are my favorites. Blooming flowers are not my expertise, I'll have to ask Roy Kelley, I'm sure he probably knows.

Sep 06, 2015 09:12 AM #14
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The red flowers in the bottom picture look like red coneflowers. Google 'red coneflowers' to see if you agree.

We usually see them in other colors.

Sep 06, 2015 10:25 AM #15
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Rene, autumn really does have its share of beautiful flowers.  Thanks for sharing these.

Sep 06, 2015 04:06 PM #16
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Thanks Roy Kelley !

Sep 06, 2015 11:30 PM #17
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Hi Pat Patricia Kennedy ... You bet! 

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Hi Rene -- all of your photos are wonderful but I must say as Dick Greenberg commented -- Buddah looks particularly thoughtful in the garden.  

Sep 07, 2015 04:15 AM #19
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Me too Michael Jacobs ... the Buddah really captured my interest. Thanks!

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Rene,  It is so cool you know the name of all those flowers.  I get lost past carnation and rose.  They are beautiful.  Thank you for sharing.  An arriving not a departure...interesting.  Mark

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Rene' awesome photos and I still think you will give a great competition to our friend Roy Kelley  with your pictures:)), Endre

Sep 08, 2015 04:58 PM #22
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Hi Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint ... You give me too much credit :O) I had to reach out to verify. 

Sep 09, 2015 09:05 AM #23
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Thanks Endre Barath, Jr. ... I'm trying, but Roy Kelley is the master when it comes to flowers!

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