Marble (2-Mar, 62/366)
We have a marble slab which we use quite often when baking pastries. We also have a marble rolling pin, but don't use it as much, since it's so heavy. It does come in handy, however, when making puff pastry, since it stays colder.
Music magnolia (3-Mar, 63/366)
It had been a while since I walked on the Quad side of the Music building, so I was surprised to see this magnolia in bloom. Some of the cherry trees are thinking about budding, too, so when they're near their peak, expect a photo of that.
Hellebore (4-Mar, 64/366)
I walk by this bed of hellebores after getting off the bus, and have been following their progress for a while now. Just last week they were all pointing down, and now many of them are turning up.
Open crocuses (5-Mar, 65/366)
We have crocus bulbs scattered around our front yard, and it's always amazing to see how determined they are to come up through the wood chips and blossom.
PO Box array (6-Mar, 66/366)
These boxes are in the Post Office closest to us and in our ZIP code, but our mail actually goes through another one because of the way the boundaries are drawn. You can see they used to have combination locks but were swapped out for keyed locks.
Pink flowering currant (7-Mar, 67/366)
While we have red flowering currants in our yard, there's a bunch of pink flowering currants across the street from work. I maneuvered a bit so I could both hold the branch against the wind and get some of the blue sky in the frame. Outside of these blue swaths, the rest of the sky was grey.
Columbia Center (8-Mar, 68/366)
The Columbia Center tower (upper left) is the tallest building in Seattle, and its curves give it a very distinctive shape.
Rain in the Evergreen State (9-Mar, 69/366)
Gates Hall (which houses the UW School of Law) has a lot of glass which is exposed to the elements, so I figured there would be plenty of raindrops. This evergreen outside of the Law Library caught my eye with its stereotypical form.
Greenhouse orchid (10-Mar, 70/366)
The UW has botanic greenhouses through which you can wander. They have lots of cacti and orchids (such as this Vanda tricolor), and even a corpse flower. I wouldn't be surprised if I do more photos from there through the year.
Quad cherry blossoms (11-Mar, 71/366)
The Quad at UW is surrounded with flowering cherry trees, and they're blooming now. They'll probably hit their peak next week, but there are still enough to attract a lot of people.
Lettuce for sale (12-Mar, 72/366)
Every now and then we go to Seattle Tilth's Edible Plant Sale to pick up things here and there. While we normally start lettuce from seed, there were a lot of lettuce starters for sale.
Restored ceiling (13-Mar, 73/366)
This is part of the original ceiling of the King Street Station, where you catch Amtrak trains. At some point it was decided to add a dropped ceiling, in addition to putting panels over the marble walls. The station was restored to its original state several years ago, and while it's quite a bit noisier now, it's a lot nicer to look at. You can also see part of the balcony coming off the mezzanine.
Storm aftermath (14-Mar, 74/366)
We had some heavy wind over the weekend, and several trees got blown over. This tree was right next to the main drag through the Wallingford neighborhood, as was one similarly cut up about 20 feet away.
Toppled scaffolding (15-Mar, 75/366)
More wind damage, this time on campus. This is the same building I used in a previous photo; the plastic wrapped around the scaffolding made it a good sail, sending everything on the front of the building to the ground.
Cherry blossoms (16-Mar, 16/366)
The UW Quad isn't the only place with cherry blossoms. I see several trees walking home.
Moongazing (17-Mar, 77/366)
Even though it's right next to the main entrance, not many people that the UW has a functional observatory. The Jacobsen Observatory conducts evening shows a couple times a week during spring and summer.
Watching the flower-watchers (18-Mar, 78/366)
The cherry blossoms in the UW Quad withstood heavy rain and wind over the past week. There are still a lot of people strolling around, and all the while I was there, this couple was enjoying the view from the bench.
Subterranium (19-Mar, 79/366)
Our light rail used to go between downtown and the airport, but today a new extension to UW was opened. On the ceiling of UW Station are panels by Leo Saul Berk titled Subterranium.
Trillium (20-Mar, 80/366)
The trillium plants boast the showiest flowers in our garden. We have them off in the shade, and the first one we planted has been there long enough that it now sports two blossoms.
Fallen petals (21-Mar, 81/366)
This is probably the end of the UW Quad cherry blossom photos, as the flowers have started to come off the trees. As the week progresses, the ground will be blanketed with them.
Rolling pasta (22-Mar, 82/366)
I always enjoy making pasta even though I tend to stick to basic shapes (either strips for fettuccini or sheets for manicotti and lasagne). I usually throw in some whole wheat, and sometimes herbs.
Osmanthus (23-Mar, 83/366)
It's hard to miss the fragrance of the osmanthus on campus. We have some at home, but they're pretty small and low to the ground, so you have to bend over to smell them.
Mezzanines (24-Mar, 84/366)
When the Husky Union Building was renovated, they changed the main hallway to have mezzanines. This is looking up from the basement.
Crows and clouds (25-Mar, 85/366)
I was admiring the big, puffy clouds on the way home when I saw some crows in the trees. There were others flying around nearby. Every now and then we get a big flock at home which makes a big racket.
Daffodils (26-Mar, 86/366)
Our crocus bulbs are finished, and now the daffodils are blooming. Pretty soon the tulips will open up, too.
Muscari (27-Mar, 87/366)
We have a lot of muscari in our yard, but we didn't plant any of it. The bulbs divide pretty aggressively, so while they look quite nice, we need to make sure they don't take over the yard.
First folio binding (28-Mar, 88/366)
The Seattle Public Library a Shakespeare First Folio on exhibit, and in addition to looking at the open pages, you can get a pretty good look at the binding. The mounting is also custom, including a custom cradle.
More Hall, Mueller Hall, Robert Hall (29-Mar, 89/366)
If you're driving along Stevens Way, it's possible to completely miss that there's an entire building in front of More Hall and Roberts Hall. Mueller Hall is the home of the Materials Science & Engineering department.
Masts (30-Mar, 90/366)
Not far from work is Portage Bay, and several boats are docked there. We've been having good weather lately, so it was a good opportunity to make the walk down to the water.
Shadow tree (31-Mar, 91/366)
Every now and then Melody and I meet up at Northgate to have dinner, then she goes to watch a movie. I was a little early, and noticed that the canopies at the transit center had good shadows falling on them.