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 – 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 – 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!
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:
- Wallace Falls
- Best United States – Canada Border Route
- Fall Toward Port Hardy
- Nanaimo Natural Gateway
- Cape Perpetua’s Forest-Sea Convergence