Wintertime in Spokane, Washington, can be bleak. Snow falls and sticks around; road sanding puts a fine coat of dirt on that snow, the roads, and cars. If the snow melts, the lawns underneath are dormant and there aren't a lot of evergreen plants in Eastern Washington to brighten things up. Conifers and ivy being the common exception. Brown is the predominant color of the landscape. Knowing this, I've always wondered what the Vercler Castle looks like in springtime. When I first visited in December of 2014 (here) the grounds were winter-brown, a perfect-color match for the bricks and rusted metal.
Since I was in Spokane over Mother's Day weekend my parents and I did a drive by and I was not disappointed!
The abundance of green made seeing the structure more difficult, but so be it. All the leafy goodness looked wonderful.
I do wonder why there isn't a vine growing on those horizontal "beams."
The entry point...
With a number for tours, if you are so inclined.
Black tulips seem fitting.
My original post (here) included photos from an actual tour, this time I just snapped away from the street.
There was still so much to see.
The next time you're in Spokane call that number, schedule a tour, and check it out in person...
Weather Diary, May 27: Hi 71, Low 59/ Precip trace
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