I absolutely love fall! I must be turning into a real Pacific Northwesterner because I am really enjoying the cool, cloudy, drizzly days lately. One of my favorite parts about the seasons changing is getting to see all the leaves changing too. I started searching for the best places in Seattle to enjoy the fall colors, and I discovered the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum.
The park is 3.5 acres and was built in 1960 by Juki Iida. He selected 580 granite stones (ranging from 1000 pounds to 11 tons!) from Snoqualmie Pass to include in the garden (he must be a real Pacific Northwesterner, too – everything must be local!). It’s apparently one of the oldest Japanese gardens in North America, and also one of the most authentic.
J and I went to explore – it’s a beautiful little park, and the colors were gorgeous! Here are a few of my favorite shots.
Where are your favorite places to see fall colors? Check out some of my other favorite spots in Seattle here!