Friday, December 24, 2021

Winter is Here


Anas platyrhynchos.
(Learn more at All About Birds)
How do you like the pattern on the water?

[Please click on the images to enjoy the larger view!]

The darkest, shortest day has passed. Winter is here.
My walks usually start about 7AM.
Here is the way it looked at walk start,
Tuesday, December 21, 2021,  7AM
 in Seattle, about 59 minutes before Winter Solstice.

Looking across Elliott Bay at 7AM, December 21st,
from a spot near the start of my daily walks on
Seattle's Waterfront Trail.
The white dot near bottom center is a
runner's headlamp.

Sunday, December 19th
I enjoy daylight walks more, so onward
to the longer days.

Branta canadensis.
(Learn more at All About Birds)

Don't disturb me during breakfast.

Always tempting.
Started the walk later on Sunday.
Enjoyed the sunshine.
December 19th

That bright circle is the Seattle Great Wheel

Populus trichocarpa? (Black cottonwood?)
Did my research but still not sure ... 

There are paths for bikes and pedestrians.
In this snap I'm looking north on the bike path.
December 19th

I'm interested in big ships, and smaller ones too.
The "Global Provider" is supporting a fishing vessel at Pier 90.
I like the name. Someday I hope to do a post on ship names.

A bulk carrier ship, anchored, awaiting a spot
at Grain Terminal 86.
December 21st

My 3 Favorite Photos of December

Hummer at Sunset - December 19th

Wondering about all the other critter blogs on
Saturday's Critters

Season's Greetings from John's Island

From my collection of old postcards.

Closing thoughts ...


  1. Wonderful photos! The pattern on the water looks surreal. Wish you a Merry Christmas!

  2. Hello Dearest Jhon; I loved to see your scenery's pictures which is really different from ours♬ And also your picture of Hummer.
    I always wish to be able to see more varieties of birds here where I live p;-) Thank you very much for sweet comment, Miyako from Japan

  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS JOHN - stay well and safe there in Seattle. Cheers. KEV.

  4. Merry Christmas, John! It is so nice to see your critter post and link. I love the Mallard ducks, the geese busy eating and the sweet Hummingbird at sunset are beautiful photos. I enjoyed going along on your walk. I love seeing the lights, views of the bay and the ships, the Ferris Wheel is a pretty sight. The Lionel Train Christmas postcard is a treasure. Thanks for the link! I appreciate all your comments, visits and links this past year. Merry Christmas! I wish you all the best in 2022, a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  5. Your pictures are a sight for sore eyes. I am up here north of you looking out and the beginning of snow and wondering if I will be able to get a walk in myself today! Merry, merry Christmas, dear friend! :-)

  6. Your hummer photos are spectacular. I always enjoy your walk along the bay. Thanks for taking me along for another year. Take care.

    Merry Christmas, John.

  7. Hi John, wishing you a Merry Christmas! I love seeing your hummers! You take some beautiful walks! ☺

  8. Favorite picture is the bench!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  9. Awesome photos. as they say, "A good walk gives you all kinds of great photo opportunities." Merry Christmas.

  10. My favorite is the ship with the lamps. ave a nice day!

  11. Adore la fotografía del colibri. Te mando un abrazo y te deseo una feliz navidad para ti y los tuyos.

  12. Wonderful pictures. Merry Christmas ��


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