Friday, November 26, 2021

Seattle Centennial Park

Although I've shared a multitude of photos from my daily waterfront walks, I don't recall mentioning the trail goes through Seattle's Centennial Park.

At the Start

My walks usually start at dawn.
November 16th.

Sometimes later.

The sky is different every day.
(That seems obvious, doesn't it? But so many people
are so preoccupied with their ego they don't notice nature.)

Start at sunrise.
November 10th.
(First Wednesday on Standard Time)

Another early start.
A cold morning. November 15th.
Dedicated to Commemorate the Port's 100th Anniversary
1911 - 2011

Plenty of clouds this time of year.
Bottom right ... windy!

Mt Rainier

Space Needle with an amazing sky.
November 16th.

Tuesday, November 9, storm damage.

Park workers cleared the path quickly.

Early morning look at Pier 90.
Alaskan fishing vessels dock here in winter.

Ovation of the Seas has stayed in the neighborhood
after completing her Alaska cruise season.

It's unusual for a cruise ship to call Seattle home over the winter.
(Since I started preparing this post, Ovation has gone
south to near San Francisco and is now returning to
Seattle, November 26th)

Getting tied up at the Grain Terminal.
Like my computer often says, "This can take a while."

Got a kick out of the ship's name.
Usually they are feminine.
This one is clearly a KING.

Elliott Bay Harbor - Commercial vessels

I'm often fascinated with the grafitti on the cars bringing
grain to the Grain Terminal. When, where, and why?

Wondered if this was someone's self portrait.
And, what were they smoking? 😵

Fuzzy, but captures the mood: early morning, overcast, rain
on the way.

Downtown from the trail.
Note the small building at far right ... The Smith Tower.
Completed in 1914 it was among
 the tallest skyscrapers outside New York City.

Across the Sound, entrance to Eagle Harbor fogged in.

Goes in the dictionary next to mouthful.

(From a distance I thought it was a wild turkey 😉)

These birds circled around and around staying in the group.

Enjoy more critter photos at Saturday's Critters!

Downtown from the trail.

Always tempting but too windy on this day.

Hummer Update

It's been a while since I've posted anything about my hummingbirds. I continue to be blessed with hummingbirds, off and on, all day, every day. They are a joy!

Closing with a few sunsets from home ...

November 23rd

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Good Wishes for Thanksgiving Day


Vintage postcard art by Ellen H. Clapsaddle
(Early 1900s)

Bear and Forbear
(Copyrighted 1907)

Comments off. Good  wishes for Thanksgiving Day 2021!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Seattle Walks and Bellingham Too

At the start of my walks I like to stop and snap a photo
to record sky conditions. Every day is different, some days
more than others. Photo above taken November 1st about
7:35AM. See if you can find the other human snapping
a photo at the same moment.

More Seattle Walk Snaps

Looking Southeast from my starting point.

From left: Expedia Group's green laser fascinates me,
Grain Terminal 86, downtown, Elliott Bay. Not
in this snap, further to the right, Mt Rainier.

Often, the beautiful sky colors last only a few minutes.

No, the gull is not photoshopped.  👦

The older I get, the more I appreciate nature's magic!

Mt Rainier on 4 different days.

Afternoon walk.
(Most walks start around dawn.)

Glad I had my sunglasses!

Wonder what those who carved the pole would say
about this?

Even in mid-day the sun stays low in the sky this time of year.

Hard to pass up the color on these leaves.

Happened to catch this grain ship both while loading
at Terminal 86 and as she departed Puget Sound.

Visit to Bellingham, Washington, October 28 - 30

Walked Bellingham's South Bay Trail 3 times.

The start is at a rather steep slope down to a bridge-like
walkway. Early one morning it was a bit icy.

Boulevard Park

Neat to see the Herons.

If you enjoy critter photos, be sure to check out Saturday's Critters!

Bellinghammers (is that what they call themselves?) having
fun on the water.

Hope someone from Bellingham will tell me about these
mountains in the distance. This is looking
north from Boulevard Park.
Must be the Canadian Rockies?

Tiny beach near Boulevard Park.

Onward to downtown after crossing the tracks.

Fire boat testing creating a rainbow.

Still trying to untangle the history but it seems this part of the
trail was originally a railroad tressel to a lumber company.

Chrysalis Inn was a great place to stay.

The railroad hugs the water's edge. The train is heading north,
probably into Canada. Some people would not like being
so close to a train. I loved it!

Saturday morning I spotted the Alaska Ferry at its southern-most
stop at the Bellingham Terminal. 

Friday night's sunset snapped from the Chrysalis Inn.

Back home for a few sky snaps

Sunset on a recent, clear fall day.

It's good to see a little snow back on the Olympic Mountains.
October 31st.

A very windy, rainy afternoon with an unusually high tide
created some interesting wave actions down at the Marina.
November 4th.

November 4th sunset from home.

Snaps from November 5th Walk ...

Walked in early afternoon. Nice sun break after rainy morning.

Always tempting.

Closing thought ...

Some people come in your life as blessings. Some come into your life as lessons.  
     Mother Teresa 

Mostly Mt Rainier

Back to Mt. Rainier 2024 ... At the entrance gate the Ranger provided a map of the Park and a sheet of info for Spring 2024.  I was careful ...