Sketchy Everett Vol. 32: Spring Comes to Everett

Editor’s Note: Article originally published May 21, 2018. Updated April 25, 2019.

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While running errands this week, I was appreciating the sounds of lawn mowers and the sight of dark shadows on the bright ground and blooming flora spilling over fences. But, it wasn't until I saw three city workers, bent over a planter, that I realized that spring has truly arrived in our city. 

Brion, Spencer and Robin work for Parks & Community Services. They were up to their elbows in plants and dirt, beautifying the historic, city-owned Van Valey House at 23rd and Colby. They had multiple stops on their day with a full spring schedule of plantings and maintenance around the city. 

In fact, the city hosts 'Viva Color' each spring - a community event where Everettonians of all ages can join Parks staff by planting flowers around the city. The city will host a Mukilteo Boulevard planting on Saturday, June 1 2019. Check out this city page for the details. 

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Elizabeth is an award winning Everett, Washington-based artist and graphic designer. Using pen and watercolor, she sketches from life and creates 'illustrative infographics,' often featuring Northwest themes.