Weekend before last, Don and I went to the Washington Park Arboretum. Despite living in this area for more than twenty years, this was our first time there. It was more natural and less cultivated than I expected. Most of it was like a walk through the woods anywhere around here, with a few non-native… Continue reading Summer Paths
When autumn blew into the Pacific Northwest with that windstorm the last week of August, I didn’t trust it. I thought summer would make a comeback and hang on through October. Last Thursday, while walking through the cool, misty air of our first thick fog of season, I finally started to believe that fall had… Continue reading First Fall Fog
Although I’d driven through Olympia, Washington numerous times in my life, I’d never stopped and explored there. I knew it was smaller than Seattle and Tacoma, but I just assumed it was similar, with cityscape surrounded by suburbs. So, I was quite pleasantly surprised to discover that Olympia has more of an old town feel… Continue reading The Ways of Olympia
“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” Anatole France This little path in the yard of Blackmans Museum in Snohomish was so beautiful. It’s a path that begs to be walked, even though it’s not clear whether visitors are welcome to do so. Linking to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2015 Week… Continue reading A Beautiful Path
If you enjoy strolling through lush green forest, you may enjoy Willis Tucker Park. However, if you want the paths you’re taking to lead somewhere other than more trees and underbrush, say to a lake, river or some kind of view, you’re sure to be disappointed at Willis Tucker Park. The paths circle and wind around,… Continue reading The Ways of Willis Tucker Park
Last weekend Don and I took Smarty to North Creek Park, a chunk of wetland that is quickly becoming surrounded by apartment buildings. Even though the park now feels more like a neighborhood park than a wildlife refuge, we enjoyed walking the boardwalk trails, listening to the birds and eating that utterly delectable wide blade… Continue reading The Paths of North Creek Park
One of my goals for 2015 is for Don and I to go somewhere outdoors every weekend that it’s not raining. So, when we realized that tax day was almost upon us and we hadn’t turned out tax stuff in yet, I suggested we visit Scriber Lake Park in Lynnwood on our way home from dropping… Continue reading Which Way to Scriber Lake?