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Greetings from Seattle, Washington, USA

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June in Seattle

Greetings to followers and visitors. Thanks for stopping by John's Island where John posts photos to the web with the thought that maybe some other folks might enjoy seeing what's going on in his little part of the world.

Today's post consists of a variety of scenes all happening within the last couple of weeks in or around Seattle, Washington, USA.

John walks around Green Lake almost daily and
is impressed with this form of exercise.
Whether as a group, or individually, this just looks
like fun.
This is actually what most people would call a weed.
It is difficult to capture the subtle, almost white, color of the bloom.
Didn't have this one in time for Mother's Day.
Mom has her work cut out for her keeping an eye on all these
youngsters.  And we thought 8 was a lot.
Do you really have to bother me while dining?
John likes the color.

Like a stream of yellow.

It is hard to tell in this photo but both parents were standing
on one foot ... as if they were asleep. The little ones
were sound asleep.
Father's Day dawn, June 16, 2013
Looking northeast from downtown Seattle.
The mountains in the distance are the Cascades.
John likes the church spire in the lower middle.

Same day, a little later, looking more to the east.
This little critter was causing the crows in surrounding trees
to make quite a bit of racket, thus alerting John to his presence.
John was on his daily walk around Green Lake.

The Emerald City on the morning of June 16, 2013
This view is from the "ship canal bridge" looking southwest.

Lilly pads at the Japanese Garden

Looking skyward through a canopy of red leaves on a
tree at the Japanese Garden.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sunset and Music Recommendation

Looking out to the northwest as the sun has just set on June 4, 2013
A few contrails added to the natural.
Just over two weeks to summer solstice and the sun
is near its most northerly setting spot
along the range of Olympic Mountains to the west.

Do you enjoy classical piano music?  If so, you may want to check out the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition which is currently underway and being streamed on the web.  The Preliminary and Semifinal Rounds have been completed and the Final Round will begin tomorrow, June 6th, at 7:30 PM Central Daylight Time.  The Competition, which started in 1962, is held once every four years, in Fort Worth, Texas. As the Competition got underway there were 30 competitors from all over the world. An esteemed panel of 13 judges selected 12 semifinalists. That has now been narrowed to the final 6. Check out the website and enjoy the finals of this wonderful piano competition.

http://cliburn.org/landing.html

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.