This post is probably too long for everyone except me. The truth is I'm spending less time on my computer and more time on other things. However, I'm still accumulating photos that I want organized to enjoy looking back on in times ahead. That's where John's Island comes in. This time snaps are organized into groups: skies, birds, aliens, ships, planes, etc. Most of the snaps are taken along my morning walks, a few from home. Unless otherwise identified all snaps are mine.
|1. Sunrise on the walk, September 16th|
|2. After sunset glow from home, September 7th|
|3. After sunset glow, September 7th|
|4. Crescent moon, September 9th|
|5. Crescent moon, September 9th|
|6. Sunrise, September 9th|
|7. Just before sunrise, September 14th|
|8. Just before sunrise, September 13th|
|9. Mt Rainier just after sunrise, September 21st|
|10. Full moon near moonset, September 21st|
|11. Full moon near moonset, September 21st|
|12. After sunset glow, from home, September 21st|
|13. Colorful Mt Rainier just after sunrise, September 22nd|
|14. Dusk, looking over the Marina, September 9th|
|15. Spectacular sunset, 1 of 3, September 24th|
|16. Spectacular sunset, 2 of 3, September 24th|
|17. Spectacular sunset, 3 of 3, September 24th|
In my previous post (September 4, 2021) I explained the encounter with Matt and Patti at the waterfront park as they were banding a Coopers Hawk. They allowed my photos and were OK with my posting them on the blog. A day or so later I saw Matt again on the walk. He offered to send me a few more pictures that he had taken along the waterfront and he said I could share them here on the blog. What a pleasure to share Matt's excellent photography! Thank you again Matt!
|18. The Coopers Hawk just before release. Matt's photo.|
This is the hawk featured in my last post - September 4th
|19. Patti is about to release the bird after banding. Matt's photo.|
Fellow bloggers ... want to see more blogs featuring critters? Check out Saturday's Critters.
|20. Peregrine Falcon along the waterfront. Matt's photo.|
|21. Taking home breakfast! Matt's photo.|
|22. Along the walk at the waterfront. Matt's photo.|
Imagine, for a moment, being on the walk in early twilight, and seeing a bright green light (as in the photo below) moving around the landscape. What could it be? Why was it there? It was difficult to research on Google as I didn't have much to go on. The first few times I saw the green light I did not see the laser transmitter on top of the building. Finally, on a morning with a bit of fog in the air, I could see the beam of green light flowing from top of the building. (See the photos.) I discovered this laser light is a development of a British company called Bird Control Group. The light will frighten birds and keep them from nesting in the landscaping. The buildings belong to the travel company, Expedia Group. Someday I hope to find out the reason for the lights here. (more info at birdcontrolgroup.com)
|26. Ovation of the Seas arriving in port.|
|27. Glass observation capsule called North Star|
can rise to about 300 feet above water level.
|28. The North Star is a one-of-a-kind |
experience that takes guests on a journey high above the sea.
(As the cruise line describes it.)
|29. Providing "breathtaking", 360-degree views. 😉|
|30. Early morning arrival of Ovation of the Seas.|
|31. National Geographic Venture|
|32. The Venture stayed for several days.|
|33. National Geographic Venture at Pier 90.|
|34. North Start fishing vessel.|
(Yet another North Star!)
|35. Westwood Victoria, container ship, at anchor, awaiting|
terminal for unloading.
|36. Several freight ships await a spot to unload.|
Maybe you are waiting for something in one of those containers?
|37. Evergreen departing and a bulk carrier at anchor near|
|38. Frontier Spirit fishing vessel.|
|39. Always happy to see the Eagle again!|
|40. Grain ship arriving to be loaded at Terminal 86.|
Foss tugs assisting.
|41. One of the West Coast's major grain transfer terminals is|
here in Seattle. Trains bring the grain, it's stored in the
giant silos, and then loaded on
ships for international delivery, usually Asia.
|42. A fishing vessel, the Katie Ann, with operational problems, |
brought to Seattle via tug Resolve Pioneer.
|43. The Resolve Pioneer operates out of Alaskan waters.|
How much does it cost to tow a vessel from Alaska to Seattle?
|44. Resolve Pioneer stayed for several days before|
returning to Alaska.
|45. Nearby Boeing Field sends plenty of planes right|
over the waterfront walk.
|46. Planes, ships, trains ... I like 'em!|
|47. Airborne salute ... Kickoff Seattle Seahawks game.|
Seahawks 1st home game for this season.
The stadium, Lumen Field, is close to the waterfront.
|48. Lucky capture of one of the two jets in 47 as they returned.|
Etc. (Miscellaneous snaps along my walks)
|49. Nearing the end of my appx. 2 mile walk.|
|50. Abandoned sailboat hasn't moved in weeks.|
Have heard multiple theories about why it is here.
|51. For the clouds.|
|52. The bicycle path|
|53. 32' totem pole from Haines, Alaska|
crafted by Tlingit Indians in 1975.
|54. Totem pole story.|
|55. From the top: Eagle, Brown Bear, Killer Whale,|
Hawk, Grizzly Bear, Strong Boy.
|56. On the left ... Football stadium, Lumen Field.|
On the right ... Baseball stadium, T Mobile Park.
Just before sunrise.
In the distance: Cascade Mountains
|57. T Mobile Park|
|58. The ONLY rainbow of the summer on the walk.|
|59. Red sky morning, September 22nd|
|60. Space Needle, September 22nd|
|61. Bright, clear sky morning at the waterfront.|
|62. 2 mile long oil train ... topic of controversy.|
As far as I know, it's a twice-a-week event.
Once northbound, once southbound.
I walked up on the pedestrian bridge to snap these pics,
looking north, then south.
|63. A ship docked at Pier 91. Note the ship's flag.|
|64. Three cruise passengers who have figured out how to get|
from the ship to downtown FREE. The waterfront trail
will get you there.
|65. A cloudy morning but the beauty of the trees still|
|66. After a rainy night.|
Morning of September 28th
|67. Morning of September 28th|
|68. September 28th|
|69. Mt Rainier is about 50 miles away.|
The size of that mountain amazes me.
|70. Last walk in September ... the 30th|
Looking across the bay to the sports stadiums and
commercial shipping terminals.
|Nature Walks Lift the Spirits, Sharpen Thinking|
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