Category: Renton

The Woodpecker

Today they arrived behind our house and I stood watching as the claw gripped the tree where it was thick and full of life and the saw ate through its girth and the claw hoisted it upward into the air and downward where it smashed to the ground…

Urban Logging

After years of wrangling and delays, the logging of the Tiffany Park Woods is underway. It was only last week that I took this picture after being awakened by the chain saws. This is the same location today. The woods are no match for the heavy equipment…

Awakened by Chain Saws

It’s the beginning of the end for the Tiffany Park Woods. The logging has begun. Honestly I didn’t venture into the woods often though others did: neighbors, dog walkers, and boys playing army.  I suspect most of these grew up in the neighborhood and knew the woods like an…

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

Tiffany Park Woods Revisited

Behind my house in Renton there are 22 acres of woods.   You can see them through the fence in my backyard where they provide a wonderful backdrop of green making my own gardening efforts easier. I have enjoyed their quiet beauty and the birds and wildlife…

More than half way there

After a rendezvous with winter earlier this week (was it really only six days ago?) the rain quickly followed and washed the snow away leaving only heavy clouds by yesterday. Today the sun emerged victorious giving us a foretaste of spring.  Still cold but perfect for walking so we headed to Gene Coulon Park…

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