Tag: Seattle

Rain Barrels, Fins, and a Swallowtail at Seattle’s Magnuson Park

In my last post I told you about the rain barrels in our backyard. To get the second one we went to Sand Point, an old naval base on the shores of Lake Washington, now mostly owned and used by the City of Seattle. …

Strange and Soothing Seasons

I woke this morning to a caucus of crows and heavy footsteps on the roof.  Were they protesting the presence of a raccoon?  I got up to look while the clamoring continued as did the low rumblings.  Too heavy for a raccoon, maybe the…

Great Blue Heron in Black and White

Earlier this week, as I stood on the shores of Lake Washington,  a Great Blue Heron swooped in and landed nearby.  It was a typical spring day in Seattle, skies cloudy and partly blue,  the lake a silvery hue. Though I didn’t shoot the…

Ready or Not

Originally posted on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales:
It’s 4th grade and I’m at the school that looms large in my memory. We’re sitting on the steps under the overhang of the building,  a covered entryway somewhere between in and out.  School hasn’t…

Venus and the Pleiades

This week Venus is putting on quite a show so I set up my tripod and got this photo from the front yard.   Honestly I didn’t see the star cluster Pleiades with my naked eye but my camera did. During these trying times it’s…

Let’s Go Visit the Daffodils!

At least virtually!  It was a year ago that we went to see the daffodils in bloom in Skagit Valley, the first time ever, though I’ve lived in Washington my whole life! We made the journey 60 miles north of Seattle to Roozengaarde, which…

A Winter Walk at Seattle’s Lincoln Park

The year started out balmy, lulling us into thoughts of spring, then surprising us with sloppy wet snow. Then came the endless days of rain and even the locals grew weary.  Did we let that stop us?  Nope. We managed a walk whenever we…

A Trip to the Seattle Aquarium and the Gone Alaskan Way Viaduct

We were looking for a rainy day activity and found it at the Seattle Aquarium, where I was wowed by the beautiful sea life there.  I was also impressed by the Seattle waterfront without the Alaskan Way Viaduct – hang on for that story. …

Finding Red in Washington

Who doesn’t love red?  Not me.  So I went looking through my archives and came up with lots of red from travels in my home state, ‘the other Washington.’ SEATTLE I saw this one day as I was walking to the Sculpture Park downtown…

Rainbow Cheer

Rain, rain, rain all week long but today I caught a little sunbreak and saw the hint of a rainbow over Lake Washington. I managed a short walk at Coulon Park while the rainbow played hide and seek with the clouds and sunshine until…

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