Friday, April 5, 2013

E is for . . . Evergreens

We live in the Evergreen State, Washington. This seemed like an obvious choice for "E" so I double-checked my last A to Z Challenge to see if I used it then because the first 13 letters of the alphabet were garden themed. Surprisingly, I did not. I don't want to repeat my words from that challenge, but I kind of have already. Compare my A to D from 2011 (I will add the completion badge later when I'm on desktop) with now and see what I mean. I'm not doing your homework for you! Hint: your cheat sheet is my A to Z tag.

Back to Evergreens . . .
Evergreens in a neighbor's backyard


I grew up knowing that Washington is the Evergreen State. We have lots of evergreen trees. The state tree is the Western Hemlock (did Socrates pop in your head?). We have Douglas Firs everywhere. Beyond all the trees actually considered evergreen, we have lots of lush green scenery via other trees, bushes, shrubs, leafy flowers, etc.

Another E I could have used is Emerald City, as in one of Seattle's nicknames not Oz. Same premise for the city nickname as the state nickname--greenery. Seattle may get slack for rain but we also reap its benefits for beautiful natural surroundings.



Greenery in downtown Seattle. It's an urban jungle, not a concrete jungle. Speaking of concrete . . .

I opened my phone camera to take pics in the morning but chickened out because I don't like people watching me. Apparently I didn't close the camera because I ended up with pictures like this.

8 comments:

  1. I love Washington. I think it is one of the most beautiful states. My mom is a Husky!! She longs for Seattle. She will love the pics. Thanks for visiting my blog too!! Raising Twins!! I know everyone says ahhh I wish I had twins and I'm like I'll let you borrow mine for 20 minutes then if you still want some I will give you the midas rub..lol..

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    1. I'm a Husky, too! Having boys 2yrs 2mos apart was challenging enough for me. People told me that I would love the age difference later and I do! I hope your twins are best friends when they get older like my boys.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I would love to live in a state that could be called any sort of green. haha. I admit where I live is a little bit greener than it used to be, only because we seem to be getting more humidity over here nowadays! Still, it's nowhere near as lush as I'd like it to be :)

    I have visited Washington a couple of times and love it!

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  3. Love evergreens, it keeps the winter from looking bland. Thanks for visiting me on The Sock Zone.


    Cynthia

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  4. I love Washington. I've only been there three times: Once when my husband was working there, and twice to visit my daughter and her husband. He was stationed there (Navy). It is just beautiful. I live in the Panhandle of Texas, which looks like a barren desert compared to Washington. I hope I get to visit Washington again someday!

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    1. I haven't been to Texas but would like to visit at least Austin to see my hubby's 90yo grandma.

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  5. Washington is a beautiful state. Can you please share some of your rain with New Mexico?

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    1. If I can have some vitamin D from the New Mexico sun, I think we have a deal!

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