The first signs of spring have arrived in Seattle! Daffodils are blooming everywhere and the cherry trees are alive with color. Having grown up in Houston, I can't get enough of the changing seasons here. Fall, spring, and summer are just beautiful. Winter may be gray and rainy, but at least it's not too cold. And snow is easily found an hour's drive into the mountains. On Saturday afternoon, we explored the University of Washington's campus, which is known for the dozens of cherry trees planted in the quad.
Apparently, when we went the trees were only 10% in bloom. Here are some gorgeous pictures of the trees in their full glory. We ended the outing with a stop at a new, much-hyped bakery, Coyle's Bakeshop. The owner used to be the pastry chef at our favorite French restaurant, Le Pichet. They're famous for their cretzels (that's half croissant, half soft preztel) but, of course, since we arrived within half an hour of closing those were long gone. The pain au chocolat got our stamp of approval though!