A Late Fall Walk at Seattle’s Seward Park

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.

~ Susanne

10 Comments on “A Late Fall Walk at Seattle’s Seward Park

  1. Gorgeous. I live in Texas and live for rainy / gloomy days–only because we almost never have them.

  2. Lovely to see hummingbirds, and very nice photos of your walk.
    We now have 80 mph winds that are swirling the fallen leaves, and bringing down some old trees. Winter has arrived with a vengeance!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete. We’ve had a pretty mild fall so it was nice to get out and still be able to enjoy it. Sorry your winter has turned wild so soon, especially with the heavy wind. Stay safe, and warm and dry inside!

  3. Your walk looked like so much fun! The photos I like best are the ones of the trees with the red berries! Are they berries? Or some other type of fruit? I don’t think I’ve ever seen those before.

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