Here in the Pacific Northwest, it always amazes me how quickly our mood shifts according to the weather – one day it was rainy and gloomy, the other sunny and uplifted. Fortunately later was the case on Saturday. And it just so happened to be the day of the Chinese Double Ninth Festival, also known as the climbing festival.
So there we are, setting out to a mountain. Continue reading “Hiking: Annette Lake”
Washington State governor declared a state of emergency last Saturday. With the forest fire spreading across the region and ashes falling from the sky, this has certainly been a VERY unusual summer!
On a separate note, in mid-July – before all the craziness – my friend and I made a food-themed day trip to Vashon Island.
Continue reading “Food Lover’s Day-trip to Vashon Island”
If you love wild flowers, go to Berkeley Park now!
To get there – Continue reading “Berkeley Park”
Come forth into the light of things.
Let nature be your teacher.
Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest can be rather interesting.
When we arrived at the Wallace Falls State Park, the rain was still pouring down. So we decided to sit in the car and have breakfast. Minutes later the sky cleared and we set out for the hike.
If you love water, you will love this park. Continue reading “Hiking: Wallace Falls State Park”
“There’s no dry day in the forecast after Friday,” warns a meteorologist. Seattle has had 140 rainy days since Oct. 1 — blowing past the previous record with more rain to come before the month is over. – Seattle Times Friday April 20, 2017 Continue reading “Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle”
When it comes to spring blossom viewing in the Seattle area, everybody knows about Washington Park Arboretum and the Quad.
Continue reading “Kubota Garden, Seattle”