Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Walk On A Sunny Day In Seattle

Every now and then I post pictures I have taken on a walk.

Usually the walk has been in Paris.

Sometimes it has been on the boardwalk at Anacortes while I am waiting for a ferry.

It has never been in Seattle.

And there is a reason for that: in my neighborhood there isn’t much worth taking pictures of; but yesterday it was different.

It was really nice, sunny, no clouds and 80 degrees.

And everything that can bloom is blooming; and all the birds that live around here were out in the bushes just begging to have their pictures taken.

I took a surprising number of images.

Here are a few of them.


The lavender in the bed in front of the house is as beautiful as it ever gets.

But there are alarmingly few bees; this guy had the whole plant to himself.

seattle bee on lavender 062317 00000

In front of the house a robin was still singing the Robin Morning Song; or he was early at singing the Robin Evening Song; my grandmother always called the song calling for rain.

seattle robin on wire 062317 00001

The Tiger Swallow Tail had the whole bush to herself.

seattle tiger swallow tail 062317 00000

As I said, things are blooming.

seattle rose 062317 00000

seattle dandelion 062317 00000

And some of the fruit trees are beginning to look serious about contributing to the food supply of the local birds.

It looks like an olive tree but it isn’t.

I like to take pictures of dead trees in the water.

seattle stump in water 062317 00000

I saw this killdeer running around in the plantain flowers; the flowers make getting the bird focused difficult.

seattle killdeer 062317 00004

This heron really did seem to be posing.

seattle heron 062317 00000

Mount Rainier


I like turtles.

seattle turtle 062317 00000

And, finally, this flower seemed to sum up the beauty of the day.

seattle blue clemetis 062317 00000

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