After a record dry November the rain has finally returned to the Pacific Northwest but mainly as drizzle and not enough to keep us housebound. And so with umbrellas in hand we headed for a walk at Seward Park, a jewel in the crown of the Seattle Park system on the shores of Lake Washington.
We started our walk at the Audubon Center where I was surprised to find roses still in bloom.
We took the path around the park next to native forest filled with giant evergreens,
and bursts of seasonal color.
On the other side was Lake Washington where trees still wore their fall clothes,
and the lake was calm save for the stirring of ducks and seabirds.
The clouds hung low over Mercer Island
finally settling over the floating bridge and Seattle skyline.
By the time we finished our walk the rain was falling gently but this cormorant was not daunted.
Neither were these hummingbirds feeding in front of the Audubon Center.
After working up an appetite and refreshed by our walk we headed to Geraldine’s Counter for the best breakfast in town.
It was a perfect Saturday rain and all.