Scenes from the commute
Seattle is blessed with surprises. One day, when I reached the top of the hill on NE 175th street, right between Safeway and Walgreen's drugstore, I saw this (click on the small picture to enlarge):
It was still kind of dark everywhere, but the low-angle sun
was bathing the mountains on the Olympic Penninsula.
My house is only 20 minutes drive north from the UW campus,
but the road that leads to it (28th/30th Ave. NE) looks like this:
And at one point it passes forested wetlands:
which looks like this closer up (and in the rain, of course):
and takes on subtle (and beautiful, I think) colors in the autumn:
In the woods, live creatures like the barred Owl:
and the pelliated woodpecker:
One of our neighbors has two seep, named Sprout and Sweet Pea
(I don't know who this one is in the picture):
The wetlands are the headwaters of a stream, and you can sometimes see spawning salmon downstream:
Life's good here. And with a "back-ravine" instead
of a backyard, there's no lawn to mow!
To see where I go astray when distracted by a January sun and blue sky, click here.