Tag: Trails

A Summer Day in May

Summertime and the livin’ is easy here in the Pacific Northwest.  After the longest rainy season on record, summer arrived with gusto this week with temperatures in the seventies and eighties.  We poor, cold, and waterlogged natives embraced the sunshine and are soaking up the long…

Trek to Tacoma and Ruston Way

Okay, so full disclosure here:  I am a native Seattleite through and through and very loyal.  When I grew up here you only passed through Tacoma on the way to somewhere else (usually to grandma’s house) and you did it quickly while holding your…

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…

Seattle’s Best Kept Secret – Kubota Garden

Today is sunny, the sky a heavy blue, the temperature a frigid 26 degrees;  a great day to visit Seattle’s relatively unknown Kubota Garden. Kubota Garden was the dream of master landscaper, Fujitaro Kubota who wanted to display the beauty of the Northwest in a Japanese style. Mr. Kubota, who…

A Winter Drive

It was a nice day for a drive in the country to get some fresh air and to enjoy the winter landscape before the rain was scheduled to appear.  We found the Snoqualmie River moody and reflective of the cloudy skies… But the trees did all the talking……

Walking along the Cedar River

We finally have a reprieve from the rain and decide to walk the Cedar River Trail.  The air is clean and fresh, the pathway clear.. We come across this brilliant golden tree and pause to enjoy…. And pass this flock of big birds on the banks of the river.. Until we…

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