Tag: Parks

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”

Millersylvania – What’s in a Name?

We’d seen the sign many times – Millersylvania State Park – but with a name like that we didn’t expect much.  We were wrong – the park had everything! A peaceful lake for fishing and swimming. Tiny tables for picnicking. Trails through old growth… Continue Reading “Millersylvania – What’s in a Name?”

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 Walk through Time at Columbia City and Seward Park

Temperatures were in the 30’s today but skies were clear and blue so we bundled up and went for a walk at Seward Park.  But first we stopped by Columbia City, one of Seattle’s old neighborhoods, full of charm and memories for my husband… Continue Reading “A Walk through Time at Columbia City and Seward Park”

Walking into Fall at Coulon Park

September has been slow to relinquish summer and that’s fine with me.  I’m enjoying the lingering sun and slow transformation of the leaves even as the days grow shorter. A slow walk into Fall at Coulon Park. ~ Susanne

Inspiration in the Clouds

I went to the park today and found everything and everyone happy and festive in the warm sunshine.  There was the heavy scent of ripe grass evoking childhood memories and a little truck with its driver dispensing ice cream bars.  Children ran and jumped… Continue Reading “Inspiration in the Clouds”

Scenes from Lake Wilderness

Don’t you wish you could walk down this road? Or rest by this lake? Or dream by this stream? We did.  At Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley. It was oh so green and peaceful. ~ Susanne

Columbia River and Ginkgo Petrified Forest

Starting from the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, the Columbia River winds through my home state of Washington before flowing into the Pacific Ocean. I like to sing Woody Guthrie’s song whenever I cross the River. “Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through… Continue Reading “Columbia River and Ginkgo Petrified Forest”

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