Category: Parks

A Riot of Color in Orange and Green

It comes on slowly – then all in a hurry – this was the view at Coulon Park the end of September. Last week was a swirl of orange and green – like sherbet I thought – and photographers were out to see it.… Continue Reading “A Riot of Color in Orange and Green”

My Happy Place is in the Woods – All Kinds of Woods

I’ve always loved the woods – all kinds of woods – from the dense forests of the national parks – to smaller local woods where tiny bursts of light and color compete with green. The woods have been my happy place, a refuge from… Continue Reading “My Happy Place is in the Woods – All Kinds of Woods”

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden

Last week after having been being cooped up for days – first by smoke from wildfires, then by the heavy rain which followed – we were desperate to get out. So despite the rain we drove south to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in… Continue Reading “Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden”

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

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