Pacific Northwest Fall Color

In the United States, mention Fall Color and most think of New England. However, Pacific Northwest Fall Color is a worthy alternative.

For this post, two locations presented ample color viewing options. So, I used Bellevue and Whidbey Island as my logic locations. I work in Bellevue and live on Whidbey Island. And, look beyond leaves to see Fall colors. Scroll down to see more color finds.

Pacific Northwest Fall Color – Bellevue

Bellevue has beautiful downtown landscaping. I shot the following photos as I walked to the downtown Transit Center. (I am a bus commuter.)

Pacific Northwest Fall Color
Brilliant yellow tree with the Microsoft Building behind it.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
Blazing red in front of Bellevue City Center.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
Lovely shaped tree with yellow leaves in front of Skyline Building.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
More red next to Skyline Building.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
Looking up toward the Microsoft offices.

Pacific Northwest Fall Color – Meerkerk Gardens

Meerkerk Gardens near Freeland showcases rhododendrons. However, even when out of blooming season, Meerkerk offers Fall beauty. Consequently, Dinah and I made a quick stop on our way to Langley.

Pacific Northwest Fall Color
Monkey Puzzle tree cones.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
View from the Meerkerk Gardens gazebo area looking toward Camano Island.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
Red with forest backdrop.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
I took this photo in aperture mode with a shallow depth of field.

Pacific Northwest Fall Color – Langley

After visiting Meerkerk, Dinah and I stopped for lunch in Langley. While walking around, I saw the Halloween broom display on Langley’s downtown sidewalk. Also, I noticed a glass shop operating out of the old Langley Firehouse. Notably, Fall color is not just for trees!

Pacific Northwest Fall Color
Halloween broom display.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
Colorful glass for sale out of old firehouse.
Pacific Northwest Fall Color
I like the fish.

Take Time to Observe Fall Beauty

If you live an area with Fall color, slow down. And, observe beauty. You might see colorful leaves. Or, notice painted brooms. And, see seasonal art. Take a moment and renew your soul. Fall is perfect for that. Albert Camus wrote: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Most importantly, enjoy the season!

Interesting Pacific Northwest Places

For other interesting Pacific Northwest places, see my related posts:

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