⁓ Blooms ⁓
|One of the first 2019 blooms at the Dahlia Garden|
Volunteer Park, Seattle, Washington
Snapped on July 22nd
Summer is rolling along. Seattle's July has been comfortable and lots of rain keeping things fresh and green. I'm still faithful to my 2019 resolution to walk about 3 miles daily. In March I posted about those walks every day. I'm still taking a few photos on every walk but have decided to publish fewer posts for a while. This past Monday I stopped by the Dahlia Garden at Volunteer Park for the first time this year. Dahlias are late bloomers and, this year, even later than usual, due to our cooler and wetter spring. I snapped a few pics of the early bloomers like the one above. I've posted on this garden several times before and many of those posts can be seen by clicking on this link.
I plan to return to the garden in August and September for more pictures of my favorite flower.
|Tiger Lily seen along the walk at Green Lake|
on a rainy morning.
⁓ Skies ⁓
Although I'm usually up early in the morning, the last few years I have not seen many sunrises from home. My view to the east is not conducive to that. However, my recent walks around Green Lake have blessed me with some beautiful sunrises. Here are a few recent snaps ...
|Just before sunrise.|
July 22, 2019 5:11 AM
at Green Lake, Seattle
|July 12 6:30 AM|
|July 21 5:36 AM|
Clear as a bell morning.
|July 22 6:00 AM|
|Snapped as I walked around Green Lake on July 20th and thinking about|
50 years since mankind reached the moon.
July 20 6:56 AM
|July 24 6:16 AM|
|July 26 5:10 AM|
Another very clear sky.
⁓ Ships ⁓
I walked up to the top of the hill to snap a few shots on Friday morning, July 26. It was sure a beautiful morning but I was disappointed to see the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas power plant putting out a lot of pollution. The first pic below tells the story. It's probably not that much of a big deal, and the Port Authority sure would not say anything to upset the cruise line. These ships add millions to the local economy and, as we know, the dollar takes priority over the environment. Ovation is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean line.