Category: Parks

Green River Gorge and a Walk through Nolte State Park

After yesterday’s dreary rain I thought we might be trapped inside until next April when the rain should stop. Fortunately today was clear so we took advantage and headed out to the Green River Gorge. We stopped for breakfast in Black Diamond, and after…

Walking into Fall at Coulon Park

September has been slow to relinquish summer and that’s fine with me.  I’m enjoying the lingering sun and slow transformation of the leaves even as the days grow shorter. A slow walk into Fall at Coulon Park. ~ Susanne

Tree Art and Sunset at Seward Park

We took a walk last night at Seward Park through woods of Douglas-Fir, lit up by Maple. Near the lakeshore this golden Madrona was beautiful alone, shortly before sunset over the lake. ~ Susanne

Inspiration in the Clouds

I went to the park today and found everything and everyone happy and festive in the warm sunshine.  There was the heavy scent of ripe grass evoking childhood memories and a little truck with its driver dispensing ice cream bars.  Children ran and jumped…

Scenes from Lake Wilderness

Don’t you wish you could walk down this road? Or rest by this lake? Or dream by this stream? We did.  At Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley. It was oh so green and peaceful. ~ Susanne

More Turtles of Coulon

The weather was nicer this week than expected so I headed to Coulon Park to walk the trail along the shores of Lake Washington. I wasn’t the only one out. It was a real log jam. ~ Susanne

A Drive to Washington Park Arboretum

Sometimes there’s a drive and sometimes there’s a destination and sometimes you’re lucky to enjoy both as I did yesterday.  My destination was the Washington Park Arboretum and  I took the scenic route to get there,  Lake Washington Boulevard. Lake Washington Boulevard Lake Washington…

Lines, Lines Everywhere!

I headed to the park today on the hottest day of the year with lines on my mind.  Turns out they were everywhere. Thick as trees in the forest, mostly upright, side by side,  and crossing over. Lifeless as logs scattered about the beach….

Springtime at Seward Park

Since rediscovering Seattle’s Seward Park last year, it has become one of our favorite places to walk.  Less than 30 minutes from our house, this beautiful park on Lake Washington has beaches, old growth forest, hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic views of Seattle….

A Visit to Point Defiance on a March Summer Day

We looked for someplace new to enjoy the warmest day of the year to date – temperatures in the mid 70’s and it’s still winter!  We didn’t have to look far;  Point Defiance Park just 30 miles south in Tacoma, fit the bill. At…

Winter Walk at Coulon Park

It hardly seems fair to call it a winter day, not with temperatures in the 50’s and the sky as blue as the lake below. And though the calendar does indeed say it’s winter I put on my lighter jacket and we headed to…

Sunny and Blue at Seward Park

After a snowy weekend we enjoyed the crisp and cold but sunny weather yesterday;  a perfect time to bundle up and walk through Seattle’s Seward Park on Lake Washington.   We started out under brilliant blue skies, with this view of Mt. Rainier partially…

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