By Thursday I was ready for a little diversion and a different walking venue. I thought of the nearby Highline Botanical Garden, because I knew I could find trilliums there in early spring. We found more than trilliums to delight the eye and lift the spirit on this sunny day.Cherry trees in bloom around the community center.
Red flowering currant outside the botanical garden fence.
Fragrant Edgeworthia still in bloom.
Color and texture in new growth springing up.
Hellebores along the shady, woodland path.
And trilliums, here the native kind.
And here the beautiful red trilliums, for which the progenitor of this garden, Elda Behm, was noted.
May Apple is popping up near the pond.
I love this filigree of newly forming leaves.
The beautifully crafted steps down to the Japanese Garden.
The pea patches, spaces for rent for raising your own crops, for those folks who don't have their own garden plots.
Our garden walk was a lovely interlude.