⁓ Blooms ⁓
|One of the first 2019 blooms at the Dahlia Garden|
Volunteer Park, Seattle, Washington
Snapped on July 22nd
|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.
|Overview of Pier 91 Cruise Ship Terminal|
July 26, 2019 6:55 AM
from top of Queen Anne Hill, Seattle, WA
|Ovation of the Seas is in port July 26th.|
She has been doing the 7-day round trip to Alaska
this summer from Seattle.
She arrives and departs every Friday.
|The "North Star" viewing capsule is fascinating.|
|Must be a good view from the capsule.|
This ship is the only one I know of with this feature.
|The North Star can rise to a height of |
approximately 250 feet above sea level.
|Really zoomed in ... note the people inside.|
This was well before the ship departed.
More images of this attraction can be seen
at this link.
|Colorful Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship|
departing Friday morning, July 26th
Container ships are leaving Seattle with lighter loads recently.
I do not know why.
|Almost a traffic jam of ships.|
Cruise ships arriving Seattle July 14th 5:00 AM
The 3rd vessel on the right is the fuel barge which
will serve one of the cruise ships.
|Unusual ... Star Princess arriving this morning with a tug assist|
at the stern. Wondering if they were experiencing trouble
with their stern thrusters.
July 28, 2019
**Special info for all my regular followers**
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