Since I am going to post pictures of January colors in Seattle I had better use the American spelling – I find that a bit hard. Not the least of the cultural adjustment which awaits us in our move from Dublin to Seattle.
Sue in New Hampshire, U.S.A., Bettina in County Mayo in the West of Ireland, and Leigh in a southeastern corner of the U.S. have each posted their colors of January. Here are a few of my photos to show some of the January colors in Seattle, in the far northwestern corner of the U.S., just south of the Canadian border.
it was a bright sunny morning when I walked the 15 or so residential blocks to go to the Nordic Heritage Museum. Along the way, next to one of the houses, was a large boat and appropriate boating related items stored beside it. Being January, the sun is still low in the sky and the shadows are long – that’s my shadow in the foreground
and by contrast, here is a dark urban alleyway in the center of Ballard, note the rain puddle and the slant of the January sun. Seattle is about the same latitude as Dublin so the angle of the sun and the length of the days are roughly similar. However, since I came in early January the weather has been very mild, quite unlike the cold and snow and ice in Dublin and other parts of Ireland and Great Britain. With the milder temperatures here there has been quite a bit of growth and one feels that Spring is not far away.