Wednesday, May 29, 2019

May 27, 28, 29 at Green Lake

A few snaps from walks on May 27, 28, and 29 ...

May 27, Walk 91* ...

At the start ... partly cloudy
At Green Lake, May 27, 2019
 May 27 = Memorial Day

Just a little way down the path.
At Green Lake, May 27th

At Green Lake, May 27th

At Green Lake, May 27th

Tom gave me the name for my "puddle art" pics.
Thanks, Tom, and what do you think ...
I guess I'll call this one "lake art".
At Green Lake, May 27th

At Green Lake, May 27th

At Green Lake, May 27th

At Green Lake, May 27th

The walk is done, the sun is up.
Clouds are moving out.
At Green Lake, May 27th
 Can't pass up last night's sunset from home ...

May 26th around sunset time.
Looking west to the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

May 26th around sunset time.
Looking northwest to the Olympic Mountains in the distance.
May 28, Walk 92* ... Let's call it "Bird Day" 

First spotted Great Blue Heron
looked to be seriously at work.
Note the way the bird is holding on to a branch.
At Green Lake, May 28th

Second Heron I spotted.
Curious ... on one leg and neck drawn down.
Sleeping? Resting?
Eyes are wide open.
This is a good example of the kind
of photo I can't get with a phone camera.
I was about 70 - 75 feet away. (21 - 23 m)
At Green Lake, May 28th

Mom and 2 little ducklings.
At Green Lake, May 28th

Oh ... a 3rd one showed up.
At Green Lake, May 28th

A different Mallard duck and a little duckling taking
a break from the water.
At Green Lake, May 28th
Zoomed in.
In the upper left, note orange color of older bird's leg.
Center right, color of duckling's legs and feet lacks the orange.
Thought it interesting to note the difference age makes in mallards.
May 29, Walk 93*

At the start of today's walk the first crew is heading out.
At Green Lake, Seattle, May 29  5:42 AM
Cloudy skies, 54F (12C)
At Green Lake, May 29th

First photo stop was actually near the end of the walk.
Wondering if this meets the definition of a "gaggle of geese"?
Looked up the definition and discovered ...
A gaggle = a flock of geese when not in flight.
So, next question, how many in a flock ...
A flock = an indefinite number.
There you go.
At Green Lake, May 29th

Family of geese.
At Green Lake, May 29th

At Green Lake, May 29th
*The walk numbers refer to the number of days I have walked 3 miles without missing a day.

Today in History ...

If you've been following the news this last week you will know Mount Everest has been in the news. Eleven people have died as hundreds, mostly inexperienced climbers, have tried to summit. A good example of why humans need regulations. Tell that to Individual #1, "stable genius".

May 29, 1953

Mountaineers Summit Everest for the First Time

Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepalese Sherpa, became the first to scale the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest. Hillary and Norgay were members of a British expedition led by Colonel John Hunt. The successful summit made them world famous, although they are not even mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article below. The expedition took place nearly a century after British surveyors established the peak as the highest in the world. News of the successful trek reached the U.K. just in time for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.


  1. You certainly live in a beautiful area, John---a nature lover's delight.
    Interesting about Mt. Everest, isn't it? I have often wondered what drives people to do the things they do-but then-that is their choice.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday. Diana

  2. Love all the photos. They are so nice. Sunset time is amazing world wide isn't it?

  3. Hello, John! I enjoy seeing your walk, lake voews and the birds. Great captures of the turtle, herons and the ducks. It is great you are continuing your daily walks. It is a healthy activity. I have seen a photo of a human traffic jam on Mt. Everest. It was amazing there were so many climbers. Great photos! Wishing you a happy day!

  4. and art surround us, we only need to be able to recognize it!

  5. I love how the same walk can be different every time! Beautiful photos!

  6. A post filled with great pictures and a little history, too. And I enjoyed looking at all the fowl complete with ducklings. :-)

  7. You have once again shared some great pictures. Some of those lake scenes are truly artistic. I actually just finished reading a book about climbing Mt. Everest.Certainly not something I have any desire to do, and even more so when I hear of all the fatalities on the mountain.

  8. Such a lovely post.
    You do live in a beautiful area as your variety of photographs show.

    Enjoy these last few May days.

    All the best Jan

  9. Beautiful photos from your walks. Things looking nice and green.

  10. Nice photos, that lake does provide some wonderful opportunities.
    I don't think it is worth upgrading to the SX740 there is very little difference. I upgraded from a SX240HS to the 730 because I gave the 240 to my other son. The 730 went to my son who decided to go to art college and needed a camera.PS he is 29.

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I do remember watching Elvis live in Hawaii when he did that concert. How great that you found a copy of it to be able to watch it again. He was so versatile--from rock & roll to gospel. A real loss when he died.


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