The golden and orange and red witch hazels are in bloom.
Witch hazel with Hellebore
A winter blooming Mahonia
This witch hazel retains its leaves.
Silk tassel tree (shrub)
Winter blooming Camellia Sasanqua
Tom checked the tag on this lovely hellebore, but I didn't record it.
Red twig dogwoods look like fire.
Yellow twig dogwood with black Mondo grass
This Daphne bholua was highly fragrant and made us want to just stop there for a while.
This early blooming Rhododendron is a self hybridized variety from the arboretum.
Moss on maples.
We walked further into the arboretum, not minding the occasional light rain showers.
Retracing our steps, we crossed over to the wet side.
A surprising number of people were out enjoying the park and the wetlands. That's Husky Stadium, University of Washington, in the background.
The Montlake Cut, Portage Bay, the Lake Washington Ship Canal - they all blend together.
We ventured out onto the wetland trail, but didn't go far. It was raining harder and we were wearing out.
It was good weather for ducks.
Raindrops on rose hips- a winter scene.
On her blog The Road Not Taken, Michelle challenges us to find the beauty around us, even in winter. I think we found it this day.