Looking out and looking back ...
|My walk on May 25th was a walk in the neighborhood. |
This view is looking out over Puget Sound from the top of
the hill. The red dot (near center) marks the
waterfront where I usually walk daily about 2 miles.
|The red dot in this picture (above left of center) shows|
where the first photo in the post was taken,
looking back from the waterfront trail.
(Snapped on May 26th)
|This year is the 60th anniversary for the iconic|
Space Needle, constructed for the 1962 World's Fair.
The top has been repainted in its original color ...
|Magnificent rhododendron blooms in|
|More flowers along the neighborhood walk.|
|The neighborhood is known for its hills.|
This is one of many stairways ... so many, there
is even a map showing all of them.
|Map of the Public Stairs of Queen Anne Hill|
|Hummer Update: They are doing fine.|
Seem to be enjoying the warmer weather.
After all-year-feeding, for over 2 years,
I have lots of Anna's hummingbirds to enjoy.
I have yet to see any other species of hummer at my feeders.
This image snapped on June 2nd.
|A screenshot of the Falcon Cam taken about 3AM a few days ago.|
Seattle Falcon Cam
The chicks huddle up to sleep and mother rests on the ledge above.
|The nest is on the 55th Floor of the 1201 Third Ave building.|
A few photos are posted on the building's Twitter @1201Third
This year, the first egg hatched on May 5th
The parent Falcons have used this nest for several years.
|Overview of the nest site.|
Note cam at right edge.
The 4 Falcon chicks hatched on May 5 and 6. A website, operated by an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, has much INTERESTING INFORMATION about falcons. According to their site, "Young peregrine falcons typically fledge between 40 and 44 days of age". Based on that, and the appearance of these Seattle falcons, I'm expecting them to fledge within the next two weeks (June 7 - 21).
|Watching the mother Falcon feed is fascinating.|
This image is by Ruth Taylor of the
Puget Sound Peregrine Project
|Love classical piano music?|
The 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
is underway from Fort Worth, Texas
Watch free on YouTube
The gold medalist is Yunchan Lim.
The silver medalist is Anna Geniushene.
The bronze medalist is Dmytro Choni.
John's closing thought ...
After taking a break for almost 2 months, John's Island is back. To my blogging friends: I'm looking forward to checking out your recent posts. My break helped me realize that blogging is truly my favorite form of social media. Thanks to all for stopping by.