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Think Seattle is grey in the winter? Think again.

Around New Year's Eve, the Space Needle is turned magenta, as the fireworks (at midnight) are sponsored by T-mobile. Mount Rainer towers in the background.

I frankly don’t know why Seattle gets a bad rep when it comes to weather. The weather is mild, rarely extremely hot or extremely cold. It rains, sure, but we seldom get a downpour; in fact, most days few of us even bother with umbrellas. We get snow in the city only about a couple of times a year, but we can drive less than an hour to a ski resort for our snow fix. Even when it is grey and cloudy, moody and broody is a good look on Seattle. I have fallen in love with this city and I am okay with our gloomy, bad weather days, they just make me appreciate our good days even more. And there are good, beautiful, clear, color-rich days. Don’t believe me? Check out some of my favorite photos taken during winter here.

Hot pink

Fiery orange

Rainy purple

Twinkling red and green

Magenta and orange

Alpenglow pink

Traffic-light red

Blue moon

Purple (non)haze

Neon Pink