Category: Trails

Soos Creek Botanical Garden

After the rain showers this week,  I visited the lovely Soos Creek Botanical Garden today.  It was a rather spontaneous decision, made while drinking my latte at the Starbucks next to the gym where I was supposedly headed next.  But the rain had stopped.  Fresh air and…

Day Trip to Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

We often neglect the things in our own backyard as being too local or too familiar.  And so it was for me with the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge which I had passed by many, many times on my way to somewhere else. “Someday,” I would say to my…

A Summer Day in May

Summertime and the livin’ is easy here in the Pacific Northwest.  After the longest rainy season on record, summer arrived with gusto this week with temperatures in the seventies and eighties.  We poor, cold, and waterlogged natives embraced the sunshine and are soaking up the long…

Cedar River Trail and the Big Birds Beside

Today was overcast but just right for a morning walk along the Cedar River Trail. The river was flowing gently while reflecting the flowers and trees alongside its banks, and the ducks were enjoying the flow. Boeing! It wasn’t long before the Big Birds came into view. The…

The Mountain in our Midst

Always there though not always visible, tonight’s walk at Gene Coulon Park yielded these views of the mountain in our midst ~  Mt. Rainier. Happy to be living in the Pacific Northwest. ~ Susanne

Reflections on Deep Lake

After a lovely dinner and drive in the country we ended up at Deep Lake in Nolte State Park. It was a study in green. ~ Susanne

A Spring Walk at Coulon

A perfect day begins with a trip to Starbucks and a walk at our favorite park on the shores of Lake Washington. We tried twice earlier this week to do just that but each time were turned back by the cold, wind, and rain.  One…

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