Perspective – Under a Western Red Cedar

After bemoaning our lack of summer in the Pacific Northwest, a day showed up to prove me wrong. Cool yes, but fresh and bright with sunshine, the only clouds in the sky showcasing the brilliant blue behind.

To enjoy the day we went to Lincoln Park, one of our favorite parks in Seattle.

Seeking shade we walked through a grove of trees and one giant specimen stood out, tall and rich in bark. I believe it’s a Western Red Cedar though it’s hard to tell for sure from this perspective, looking up.

Shared with Becky’s Squares and Sunday Still’s Perspective.

~ Susanne

22 Comments on “Perspective – Under a Western Red Cedar

  1. What an amazing tree, they get so big! Such a lovely sea perspective too – so happy you have joined us for squares

  2. Glad you had a summer-like day. We still have a couple more days predicted of cool weather, and then it’s supposed to start being more like summer here. I’ve got my fingers crossed!

    • Friday was really nice on the west side but Saturday was gray and gloomy again. I guess we’ll just enjoy the good days when they come.

  3. That’s an impressive tree, Suasanne. We had some sun here today at last, and 22 C as well.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. That second picture is a real brain teaser. I wonder what people would call it is you had a naming contest.

  5. That first photo looks so cool and inviting! Here it’s supposed to be triple digits all week 😬 Yesterday it was 106! And I agree with what everyone has said about the tree photo. 😊🌲

    • Lincoln park has beachfront on Puget Sound and this is Alki Beach nearby. Always refreshing! Triple digits is too hot for me! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈDo you ever get used to it? We finally have a good forecast this week. Mid 70’s and no rain! Hooray!

      • Actually, you kind of do get used to it…I guess after being born and raised in the San Joaquin valley, it’s just part of life. When I was in my early 20s I lived in the Monterey Bay area for about two years, and I remember how hard it was to get used to the cool weather in summer.

      • There are times I enjoy hot and dry weather; my vacations are for that. But since I was born and raised in Seattle I’m used to cooler temps and rain.

  6. Ths more I have studied this photo the more I think the tree is a Redwood. They’re not native to the Pacific Northwest but there are some in Lincoln Park. But I’m not planning to change the name of the post. You have to read comments to find this out! 😁

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  8. Wonderful perspective on the tree. We were supposed to come to Seattle in September for vacation, but cancelled due to the pandemic. It’s so beautiful! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much for your comment. Hopefully you’ll be able to come sometime soon when the world is open for business again! Despite my complaints about the weather there’s nothing like a summer in Seattle! πŸ™‚

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