Tag: Stormy weather

After the Rain

After last week’s heat wave, Juneuary returned to the Pacific Northwest bringing cold, wet, windy, winterlike weather. But after a few days of torrential rainfall, the sun reappeared yesterday along with some magnificent clouds. The air has been washed fresh and clean, new plants… Continue Reading “After the Rain”

Where’s the Mountain? Behind Seattle’s Gray

The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle, sang Perry Como. Perhaps they are – just not often enough! ūüėČ It turns out that Seattle is one of the cloudiest cities in the country, with over 300 cloudy days a year on average.… Continue Reading “Where’s the Mountain? Behind Seattle’s Gray”

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… Continue Reading “Strange and Soothing Seasons”

Lincoln Park on a Blustery Winter Day

It’s been raining like crazy the past few days and windy too, but when it slowed down a bit we took a chance and headed to Lincoln Park in West Seattle. This park has everything you’d want for an urban hike: old growth forest,… Continue Reading “Lincoln Park on a Blustery Winter Day”

Patches of Blue

Some days the weather outside matches the weather inside.¬† Today was cold and dark, with steady rain and gusty winds.¬† I didn’t feel like it but went out regardless to run some errands.¬† As I left the last store I noticed the rain had… Continue Reading “Patches of Blue”

After the Storm

We heard the wind howling in the night but woke to overcast skies and promising sunbreaks.¬† We thought we could beat the storm’s next wave and so headed out to Coulon Park for a morning walk.¬† We found everything windswept, clean and fresh, and… Continue Reading “After the Storm”

After the Rain

After the promised high temperatures enjoyed their run for little more than 24 hours, they left¬†abruptly and thunder and¬†lightning and heavy rain took their place. We sat inside, watching and listening,¬†occasionally poking our head out to see the jagged¬†spires light up the sky. After… Continue Reading “After the Rain”

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