|Ocean Guardian docked at Pier 90, Seattle.|
Looks like a research vessel.
Why do you think they gave it this name?
For first time visitors: Please click on images to enjoy the larger view.
|Near the start of my walk.|
I snap a pic here each day to record sky conditions.
Partly cloudy, July 7th, 5:08AM
|Another day and another walk underway.|
I walk almost every day, a little over 2 miles.
July 15th, 5:55AM
|Sunny mornings are especially enjoyable.|
This walk is along the edge of Elliott Bay.
|Unusual ... you won't see this scene often.|
The Norwegian Sun is docked in the
industrial part of the Port where work is
being done to repair damage from hitting ice
in Alaska. She stayed here for about 2 weeks.
Link to article about ship hitting ice
|The vessel in the foreground is one of|
our Washington State Ferries.
The ferries run between Seattle and smaller ports
around Puget Sound.
|Experimenting by putting the caption in the image.|
|Maximum zoom looking from home across the Sound|
to waterfront homes on Bainbridge Island.
A lucky few have amazing views of the Seattle skyline
as they look to the east.
The distance in this photo is almost 6 miles (9.6km).
|Gull on driftwood.|
|Closer look at the gull.|
|Great Blue Heron.|
I see this bird (I'm guessing it's the same one) frequently.
I'm more likely to see the bird on low tide mornings
when the fishing is easier.
|Crows don't have a good reputation, but |
they are interesting looking birds.
Check out another delightful Saturday's Critters!
They don't seem to be afraid of me.
I've seen people feeding these birds with bread crumbs.
|I believe the large white flower is a Morning-glory.|
Lots of them are blooming near a fence along the walk.
I singled this one out for a close-up and liked the result.
|I'm not sure about the name of these blue flowers.|
Maybe someone will know.
|I am constantly impressed with the detail nature|
puts in these creations.
|This rose is in the Rose Garden along the walk.|
Only nature can unfold this beauty with perfection.
|I don't need to know the name of a flower to |
snap a picture of it. The pure beauty is enough for me.
|I can't get enough of these California Poppies.|
I actually didn't notice the bug until I was
looking over the images back at home.
|I enjoy watching the cruise ships come and go.|
Almost all of Seattle's ships are on voyages to Alaska
|Here is a well loaded MSC container ship departing|
Seattle, probably headed to Asia. The trip may take
as much as two weeks depending on where they are going.
|This little vessel, the Spirit of Seattle, takes tourists|
on rides around Elliott Bay. There is one voyage daily that
goes through the locks to Lake Washington.
|If I'm walking around 6:30 AM I'm likely to see|
a UPS plane taking off from nearby Boeing Field. It heads off
to the west, so I am curious if it is headed to Asia. If so, they
are probably chasing the sunrise all the way.
|Lots of Canada Geese enjoying the morning|
and the green grass.
|Looking for breakfast.|
|Sitting on the bench below this big|
tree is a delight. When there is a light
breeze the leaves make a crackling sound.
|There are two paths ... one for pedestrians and one for bikes.|
This view is on the bike path.
|The new vegetation looks so healthy.|
|Notice the grass turning brown on the right side of|
the walkway. The sprinklers don't reach that side of
the walk and we are now in the dry days of summer.
|A Foss Tug approaching Pier 90.|
|Tug captain ... what a job!|
|The Sally Ride is a research vessel based in|
San Diego, California
|I was almost certain this bird would fly away|
before I could snap a picture. It stayed put, and I
got lucky. I believe this is a House Finch.
Maybe someone will tell me if I'm wrong.
|I can't resist taking photos of my hummers|
and adding them to the blog.
We know this is a male by the red feathers.
|It's unusual to see a container ship loaded with|
uniform (all similar looking) containers.
|At anchor, not far from the walk path.|
|Foss Tug operations base, Pier 90|
|Icon of Seattle,|
the Space Needle, was built for
the World's Fair 1962.
|I snapped this just after sunrise at Kerry Park.|
This is possibly the most popular overlook for the city skyline.
|Can't get enough of Mt Rainier on clear days.|
July 20th, 5:16AM
|Cruise ship departs for Alaska.|
Closing thought ...
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
– Abraham Lincoln