Category: Parks

The Unexpected Joy of Getting Outside

It’s true isn’t?  There’s nothing like getting outside to give you a fresh perspective and yes, even fill you with joy!  We chose to do just that before the next snow was expected to arrive, walking the lakeshore trail at Coulon Park, where there… Continue Reading “The Unexpected Joy of Getting Outside”

Winter Walk at Nolte and the Green River Gorge

After many rainy days we had a wonderful interlude of clear skies and record breaking temperatures and decided to spend it at Nolte State Park. The property was first granted to Frederick Nolte by then President Harrison in the late 1800’s and stayed in… Continue Reading “Winter Walk at Nolte and the Green River Gorge”

A Rainy Last Day of Fall, Two Cats and Clam Lights!

After a mostly dry fall in the Pacific NW it seems that all the pent up rain has finally been loosed in a fury making today the rainiest Dec 20th on record, with many more like it to come.  How quickly we forget! Benji… Continue Reading “A Rainy Last Day of Fall, Two Cats and Clam Lights!”

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… Continue Reading “A Late Fall Walk at Seattle’s Seward Park”

As Summer Winds Down

It was Summer’s last hurrah as I visited Soos Creek Botanical Garden earlier this week with temperatures in the mid eighties, the sun bright and burning my nose. Then yesterday the cool marine air brought in giant clouds that filled the sky overpowering Lake… Continue Reading “As Summer Winds Down”

A Walk at Seward Park

There’s nothing better than summertime in Seattle, and no better place for an evening walk than Seward Park, especially when the Mountain is out. ~ Susanne

Blue and White at Coulon Park

Every time I walk at Coulon Park there’s something special to enjoy.  And though my feet were firmly planted on the ground,  today it was the sky. For Jo’s Monday Walks. ~ Susanne

A Competition Between the Blue Heron and the Bald Eagle – at Coulon Park

Every visit to Coulon Park is wonderful but there is always something new! Today’s weather was perfect for walking and the brilliant blue skies were reflected in the waters of Lake Washington. Sailboats were lined up as usual and ready to go. Turtles were… Continue Reading “A Competition Between the Blue Heron and the Bald Eagle – at Coulon Park”

Flaming Geyser State Park, A Missing Flame and Steelhead in Training

In the middle of a rainy April we picked the sunniest day for a walk at Flaming Geyser State Park where instead of a flame we found a flowing river, luscious forest and steelhead in  training – who knew there was such a thing?… Continue Reading “Flaming Geyser State Park, A Missing Flame and Steelhead in Training”

A Tangle of Life at Nolte

“Blue skies ahead,” my eternally optimistic husband said. “Let’s go out for a walk.” “Are you sure?” I replied. “It’s pouring down rain.” Still we made the drive to Black Diamond for lunch and waited for the rain to slow. When it did we… Continue Reading “A Tangle of Life at Nolte”

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