|4/2/18 Sunset Hill neighborhood
Pink at last!
A couple of weeks ago Urban Sketchers Seattle met on a block in the Sunset Hill neighborhood that turns into a fairyland this time of year. Unfortunately, we were a bit premature, and all the cherry buds were still tightly closed. My memories of the spectacular flowering were based on 2015 and 2016, when I sketched in mid- to late-March. Last year, though, they peaked during the first week of April, so it’s not that they are particularly late this year. It just feels that way because we had such a cold winter, and those cold temperatures continue even now. Almost every morning, it’s still in the 30s, which is very unusual for April in these parts.
But never mind all that winter talk. I’m seeing pink on Sunset Hill, so as far as I’m concerned, spring is officially on.