Four Springs for March 8 @ 46th & Corliss

We include below four displays of the same southeast corner of 46th Avenue and Corliss Street, for the years 2007 through this year, 2010, all of them photographed during the afternoon of the 8th day of March.   It is radiant evidence of our early spring after the warmest January in Seattle’s history and then a mild February following it.   One neighbor notes that his budding dogwood does not ordinarily show itself so until the time of his daughter’s birthday in early April.   These are not his dogwood but another neighbor’s cherries.  All four images involve a merging of left and right halves.  The joining is not always perfect, but close enough for these cross-references.   After three-plus years of walking the neighborhood almost every day I have many hundreds of impressions of this corner and a few hundred more.  Without a computer and digital photography this would have cost a fortune.  With them it was just a few thousand snaps and a lot of walking.

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46th and Corless, southeast corner, Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood, on the afternoon of March 8, 2007.
46th and Corless, southeast corner, Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood, on the afternoon of March 8, 2007.
Same southeast corner sometime on the afternoon of March 8, 2008.
Same southeast corner sometime on the afternoon of March 8, 2008.
Entering or escaping some sturm und drang on the afternoon of March 8, 2009.
Entering or escaping some sturm und drang on the afternoon of March 8, 2009.
This year the southeast corner of 46th Avenue and Corliss Street holds in a late afternoon radiant light - also on the eighth of March.
This year the southeast corner of 46th Avenue and Corliss Street holds a soft repose in a late afternoon light on a radiant eighth of March.

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