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|
The next 3 photos ... A spectacular sunset on Friday, September 24, had lots of folks sending their pics into the local TV station where they showed up on the evening news. Some of those pics were better than mine and, on the other hand, mine are better than some that made it on the air. 😊
FAQ Why do I take pictures of ships?
Answer: Because they fascinate me and I love them.
No, I don't take that many pics of planes. When walking the waterfront you'll be only about 6 miles from the north end of Boeing Field (King County International Airport). Planes are frequent and not that far overhead. When the light is right, I thought, why not take a shot? 😊
|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.
Closing thought ...
|Nature Walks Lift the Spirits, Sharpen Thinking|
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