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Discovery Park

Gloomy June!

That was the headline of the Seattle Times this weekend. June is always an changeable unpredictable month here in Seattle. It is a time of transition. Some years it is mild and the temperatures steadily increase up to July. Other years, it just is dreary.

And then there is this year; a record breaking year for low maximum temperatures. Hey, if you are sweltering right now - I don't want to hear about it. Right now, it is 58 degrees and that may have been our high today! Jet stream - get your butt up into Canada where you belong in June.

G and I have been snipping at each other. The gray days will do that to you. The forecast was for sun breaks on Sunday so we took a chance (or advantage) to get outside. The snow level was down to 5,000 so we stayed in town. We took a walk around Discovery Park.

The park is a treasure for Seattle. It is located on the bluffs in Magnolia neighborhood overlooking the Puget Sound. It was formerly an Army site and there are some cool memorials on the park. But today, it is run by the city and provides a 534 acre escape from the grind of the city.

It is also great in-city hike. There is a 3 mile loop trail that takes you along the bluffs, down to the beach and back around through the forest. On a cold June day, it is the perfect escape.

Click through for a slide show.


Comments (5)

I feel for you with the lousy weather. My first of two years living in Marysville it was gloomy much of the summer. Wish I could send some sunshine your way.

Did you know that the slideshow is not working?

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, beautiful photos! The close-up with the lady bug is so clear and sharp. Very cool!

Me again. I just tried to watch the slideshow on my work PC and voila it works! So I guess it is another anti mac product?? I LOVE the photos. My favorite is also the ladybug on the daisy.

Girasoli,

I'm glad to hear that the show is working. I'm using the flash version so I might change back to the other method. It may be a bit fussy on some browsers/systems.

Thanks

Amy:

Marta, I love the glimpses you're giving of the Seattle area!

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