Category: Trails

The Gingko and the Chickadees on the Cedar River Trail

I went for a walk on the Cedar River Trail to see the Golden Gingko in glory. I gawked – like I did when I saw it the first time, years ago. I stopped to bask in its color and admire it from this… Continue Reading “The Gingko and the Chickadees on the Cedar River Trail”

A Nature Walk at Flaming Geyser

Sorry but you’ll be hard pressed to find a flaming geyser – its methane source petered out years ago, though tossing a match into the well, may get you a reaction (we didn’t have any.) But who cares with so much beauty surrounding you… Continue Reading “A Nature Walk at Flaming Geyser”

Bogged Down in Squares at Shadow Lake Bog

Not too far from our home in Renton is an ancient bog, surrounded by forest, carpeted with moss and decorated with magic mushrooms. The trail and boardwalk through the bog is short but marvelous so I thought it would be perfect for this week’s… Continue Reading “Bogged Down in Squares at Shadow Lake Bog”

On the Street Where I Live

Some days I don’t feel like walking far; I just need some fresh air and beauty. Thankfully, there’s a park at the end of my street full of color. ~ Susanne

Just a Walk in the Park for Squares

While in Hawaii I amassed thousands of steps on my Fitbit. It was not a chore but a delight, as walking in good weather with gorgeous scenery usually is. Since our return to Seattle, we’ve had nothing but rain. Rain, rain, and more rain.… Continue Reading “Just a Walk in the Park for Squares”

A Fall Hike at Seattle’s Lincoln Park, Complete with Wildlife

Last week we took our first fall hike at Seattle’s Lincoln Park on a gloriously sunny day. We walked through the woods, and down to the beach on Puget Sound. We saw crows squirrels harbor seals caterpillars spider webs and the spiders who inhabit… Continue Reading “A Fall Hike at Seattle’s Lincoln Park, Complete with Wildlife”

Hiking in Paradise – Reflection Lakes, Bench Lake and Snow Lake

Our last day in Paradise had a bit of everything – mountain views, crystal clear lakes, wildflowers and wildlife. We woke up early and left the Paradise Inn for the trailhead to Bench Lake and Snow Lake, just a few miles down the road.… Continue Reading “Hiking in Paradise – Reflection Lakes, Bench Lake and Snow Lake”

The Other Side of the Mountain- Sunrise and Silver Falls at Mt Rainier

It was only two weeks ago that I took you to Paradise on the south side of Mt. Rainier National Park – here – if you missed it. But that didn’t stop us from returning again, this time to Sunrise, on the east side… Continue Reading “The Other Side of the Mountain- Sunrise and Silver Falls at Mt Rainier”

A Nature Walk in Green

In my last post I lamented our rainy spring here in the Great Northwest, too much for even the most hardened local. Still, it does make for some delicious shades of green. Yesterday, there was a break in the weather so we headed to… Continue Reading “A Nature Walk in Green”

Surviving Spring in the Rainy Northwest

To those who just moved here let me say, it’s not always this bad. Yes, we get a bit of rain in the Pacific Northwest but sometimes it actually stops. Really it does. And trust me, you don’t want the other extreme – like… Continue Reading “Surviving Spring in the Rainy Northwest”

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