Tag: Renton

The Rain, the Park and Other Things

I’m borrowing the title for this post because it fits and if you don’t know it’s a song that’s okay too –  I guess I’m showing my age. It’s been a rainy week in the Great Northwest but what else can you expect in…

Blue and Gray and Cloudy Day

Earlier this week I found a break in the rain and got my walk in at Coulon Park where the clouds were awesome. So were the Olympics wearing both snow and clouds so it was hard to tell which was which. When I returned…

A Walk in the Woods at Shadow Lake Preserve

It’s the middle of November and we have clear blue skies and fresh air in the Great Northwest.  So if you can’t get out where you are, why not come along with me and walk through the woods at the Shadow Lake Nature Preserve? …

Shorter Days and Early Sunsets

We gained an hour last night – which really means we lost it – and the shorter days mean early sunsets.  So I took advantage of the break in the rain and walked to the park this afternoon before five. The clouds hung low…

Return of the Salmon

It happens every year in the Pacific Northwest. Salmon return to the rivers and streams of their birth to spawn.  Three main species of salmon return to the Cedar River in Renton:  the Sockeye, Chinook and Coho.  The Sockeye is the most abundant and…

Annual Coulon Color

I couldn’t resist dropping by Gene Coulon Park today to see the trees transformed into their fall glory. It never gets old. ~ Susanne

Watching and Waiting

I really didn’t want to be there with so many dogs coming and going. Dogs looking bewildered, people looking troubled. Mostly I saw big heads leaning on big paws – the dogs not the people.  The people sat still and glum and stuck to…

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

Sunset at Coulon

We decided to go for a walk at Coulon Park last night just as the sun was beginning to set.   The crowds from Labor Day weekend were mostly gone – the picnickers and swimmers soaking up the last of summer –  leaving the…

A Summer Walk in the Park

There’s nothing like summer in the Pacific Northwest and what better way to enjoy it than with a walk at Coulon Park on the shores of Lake Washington? Where sky and lake meet in perfect shades of blue and sailboats await the call. Where…

A Summer Sunset

Though summer doesn’t arrive till Thursday the weather couldn’t wait and we reached 85 degrees today.  Along with high temperatures expected all week,  the summer solstice will also bring the longest day of the year.  In Seattle that means a whopping 16 hours of…

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

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