Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April 30 at Green Lake

Spring Afternoon Walk -- Last day of April, 2019

Walk #61 -- Every day March and April -- Walking around Green Lake -- About 3 miles each walk -- OR about 183 miles in the last two months. I've exceeded my own expectations.

Blue skies and warm temps at the start of today's walk around
Green Lake, Seattle, WA
April 30, 2019  3:45 PM
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Turtles are enjoying the sun.
April 30th at Green Lake
The temperature was in the upper 60s ... about 67F (19 - 20C) during
today's walk. Just about perfect. 

An American Coot looks back at me as if to say, What are you looking at?
April 30th at Green Lake
Most of my walks in March and April have been early in the mornings. Other obligations today pushed my walk start into the afternoon. I'm impressed with so many differences. Not quite, but almost like walking in a different place.

First time I've noticed the buds on this tree and just happened
to catch a contrail in the moment.
The afternoon light give me a whole new perspective.
April 30th at Green Lake

It's this kind of day.
April 30th at Green Lake

I snapped this pic because it brought to mind my high school
English teacher. He, of course, wanted us to build our vocabulary.
One of his favorite words = ubiquitous
So now I can tell you the following ...
Cellular phones seemed to be ubiquitous today at
Green Lake.  :-)
April 30th at Green Lake

Thinking back to those days in early March ... this was the
kind of scene I couldn't wait to see.
GREEN at Green Lake
April 30th at Green Lake

One of my better captures of one of the many Mallard couples.
April 30th at Green Lake

I love seeing stuff like this.
April 30th at Green Lake
 A few pics of LAST night's evening sky ... pics taken from home ...

Looking west from Seattle over Puget Sound
toward Bainbridge Island and on to the Olympic
Mountain Range
April 29, 2019  8:08 PM

April 29, 2019
8:06 PM

April 29, 2019
The sun sinks behind the Olympic Mountains
(as seen from Seattle)
To those of you who have been leaving me all the kind comments ... Thank you!


Monday, April 29, 2019

April 29 at Green Lake

Monday's walk at Green Lake ...
Green Lake, Seattle, WA
April 29, 2019
Official sunrise time today = 5:55 AM
Time of this photo = 5:57 AM
A few moments before the sun tops the trees in the distance.
Ready to start today's walk.

Green Lake, Seattle, WA
April 29, 2019

On arrival at Green Lake I noticed the Crew putting their
shell into the Lake. I had been wondering what time
they started.

Breakfast in hand ... OR, rather breakfast in beak
Great Blue Heron at Green Lake this morning.
April 29, 2019

Mom (?) leads the way.
Goose and gosling.
April 29, 2019
Green Lake, Seattle

Just the little one.

Drinking in the moment.
Green Lake, Seattle, WA
April 29, 2019

This does look like fun.
And work.
Green Lake, April 29, 2019

Duck and ducklings.
April 29, 2019
at Green Lake

Birds were making a lot of noise and so I stopped to look around.
Spotted this guy in a tree.
First racoon I've seen this year.
April 29, 2019 at Green Lake, Seattle

Love that big tree on the left.
Green Lake, Seattle, WA
April 29, 2019

The walk is done.
Wall to wall blue skies.
Going to be a beauty of a day.
April 29, 2019
Green Lake, Seattle, WA
Update 11:45 AM ...

Spotted APL Yangshan headed out of Port ...

APL Yangshan
Departing Seattle April 29, 2019  11:45 AM
The view is looking out over Elliott Bay Marina.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

April 28 at Green Lake

Scenes from a Sunday walk at Green Lake ...

At the start.
April 28 at Green Lake
6:27 AM

Early exercise!
April 28 at Green Lake

Great Blue Heron
April 28 at Green Lake

April 28 at Green Lake

Red Wing Blackbird
April 28 at Green Lake

Curious critter
April 28 at Green Lake

Ducks on a log
April 28 at Green Lake

Geese walking too.
April 28 at Green Lake

Peaceful
April 28 at Green Lake

Can you see the "steam"?
April 28 at Green Lake

Good morning.
April 28 at Green Lake

Another walk is done.
#59 in a series without missing a day

April 28 at Green Lake
7:22 AM
Thanks for going along on today's walk.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

April 27 at Green Lake

Excellent morning for a walk at Green Lake ...

Green Lake, Seattle, WA
April 27, 2019  6:17 AM
Ready to start walking as soon as this pic is snapped.

Red Wing Blackbird at Green Lake today.
April 27, 2019
 Joining up with Eileen's Saturday's Critters

Side by Side ... Sleeping on one leg
Mallards at Green Lake, Seattle
April 27, 2019

Along the path at Green Lake, Seattle
April 27, 2019

Walk is done.
Skies are clearing.
Forecast = Short sleeve shirt, jeans, and sun glasses.
April 27, 2019
Green Lake, Seattle, WA, USA

Blue Skies over Green Lake this morning.
April 27, 2019  7:14 AM
Spotted National Geographic's Sea Lion out front this morning ...

National Geographic Sea Lion
Out in Puget Sound, Seattle, WA

April 27, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

April 26 at Green Lake

Friday morning walk at Green Lake ...

Looked at the clock in the car on arrival at Green Lake ... 6:00 AM
Ready for another walk around the lake.
Walk #57 since March 1 without missing a day.

Green Lake, Seattle, WA  April 26, 2019

April 26 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA

April 26 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA
Re the photo above ... A comment on an earlier post suggested that geese usually have more than one gosling. I believe the family in the photo is the same as the one in MY APRIL 20 POST. So far, this is the only gosling I've seen. Makes me wonder if this was an unusually early birth and even more so because there is only one. What do you think?

April 26 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA

As usual, Crew already at work
April 26 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA

April 26 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA

April 26 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA
I just love some of these big old trees.
Of course, some have seen the end of life,
like the one on the right. At Green Lake they
let these dead trees remain in place until they
become a hazard. And I am just guessing
about that.

Early morning shadows are cool.
April 26 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA
The walk is almost done and, for some reason, it
seemed to go quickly today.
Maybe I'm just getting accustomed to this walk?

The walk is done.
The sun is up.
Sky is most clear.
Gorgeous day on the way.

April 26 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA
It's Friday, so I'm linking up with Skywatch Friday. Thanks, Yogi, for hosting.

Yesterday ... a couple of freighters arriving in port. There was a lot of haze in the afternoon so these are not the greatest photos, but it was fun to see these big ships pull in.

Yang Ming Upsurgence
April 25, 2019

NYK Rigel
April 25, 2016


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