Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Seattle'

Olympic Sculpture Garden

The Memorial Day forecast was dismal - cool and drizzle. It was a shame because this was the weekend of the low minus tides. It would have been a great time to explore the eel grass flats. We gave...

Greenlake blossoms

After visiting the Ballard Market and the Locks, we headed to Greenlake. We have been trying to walk daily since I spend most of my time sitting at the computer. It has been hard to get back into a...

Springtime in Ballard

You probably know by now that Ballard is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Seattle. It used to be a neighborhood known for senior citizens and Scandinavian families. Many families from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland settled in this...

Seattle's oldest bar

Do you ever go to Costco and end up buying something that you had not planned? We did about a month ago. G had mentioned a while back that maybe it was time for a new TV. We bought...

Favorite Winter Walks in the Seattle Area: Richmond Beach

In addition to the Edmonds Marina, we are walking at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. We have used this park for training, exercise, picnics and enjoying the outdoors for over10 years. It has a little bit of everything. G...

Favorite Winter Walks in the Seattle Area: Lord Hill Regional Park

Another one of our favorite winter walks or hikes is Lord Hill Regional Park near Snohomish. I originally blogged about it on our first trip in 2010. It is one of our favorites to do in the Fall or...

Favorite Winter Walks in Seattle region - Discovery Park

The winter can be tough here in the Puget Sound region. You learn to adapt to the gray but the short days of winter can really challenge a spirit. We try to get out and do short walks in...

March at the Ballard Farmers Market

Root crops and cabbage from Nash Organics Seattle has great Farmers Markets. Typically I like to do most of my farmers market shopping on Saturday so I usually go to the University Farmers Market or my local Edmonds Garden...

Rainy day at the locks

We needed to get out this weekend. We tossed around ideas and decided to go to the Ballard Locks. Maybe if we were lucky there would be a few items in bloom in the garden. The rain drops started...

Fall Season in Seattle Plant Nurseries

Fall display at Sky Nursery Our good friend J visited this weekend. He is another plantsman who works in a nursery in Spokane. G and J worked together for several years at the now closed Seattle Garden Center in...

Photohunt: Triangle

Seattle Space Needle This week's photohunt theme is triangle. I did not have an idea of what I was going to use this week but when I went hunting, I realized that triangles showed up prominently in Seattle. So...

Junuary

Looking out my front window - first day of Summer It is another cold, wet, gray, gloomy, overcast, glum day in June. It is the first full day of summer. Yesterday the high only got to about 55 -...

Photohunt: Monthly

This week's Photohunt theme is Monthly. This was very hard for me. The items that came to mind I really did not want to blog about (bills or monthly female cycles). But then I got got an idea. I...

Olympic Sculpture Park

"Eagle" by Alexander Calder at the Olympic Sculpture Garden along the Seattle Waterfront The Olympic Sculpture Park opened in the Winter of 2007. I was very excited when it opened. The area where it is located is one of...

Fabulous Friday

What a difference a couple of days make. Today was gorgeous. I had lunch with my good friend E in Fremont. We ate at Homegrown Sandwich Shop which focuses on local sustainable products for their sandwiches. We ordered a...

Photohunt: Three

This week's Photohunt theme is three. Three is one of those magical numbers when composing a photograph. Composition comes natural to my husband. He has artistic genes. But I struggle. Besides the rule of thirds, he has taught me...

Spring at the Quad

I had heard on another forum that I participate on that the cherries were in bloom on the University of Washington campus. I was pretty amazed since they did not bloom until almost mid-April last year. It was a...

A Taste of Spring - Witt Winter Garden

I've been reading about the ugly weather that has been happening this week in California. Heavy rain, wind, thunderstorm - so typical of an El Nino year. The storms that normally swing farther north to the Pacific Northwest come...

Kubota Gardens

One of hidden gardens gems of Seattle is Kubota Gardens. Located on 20 acres in South Seattle, the garden is a testament to the endurance of Japanese immigrants and over 50 years of loving labor. The gardens were design...

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Boats waiting to enter the Locks Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as the Ballard Locks, is one of my favorite places take out of town guests. I enjoy visiting it on my own throughout the year. Several fresh...

First ride on Sound Transit Light Rail

Seattle has needed light rail for a long time. It has an excellent bus system but it is hampered by the traffic even with HOV lanes. In 1993, the state legislature authorized a single transportation agency to cover the...

Seattle Viewpoints - Kerry and Marshall Park

Seattle Vista from Kerry Park The best view of Seattle in my opinion is from Kerry Park. This viewpoint is located on the west slope of Queen Anne just north of downtown. The Queen Anne neighborhood is one of...

Seattle Neighborhood - Fremont

I went to lunch with my friend E today. We've been going to lunch once a week for the past few months after I found out that I was going to be laid off. I'm trying to continue getting...

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...

Seattle Arboretum

It has been cold and frosty this past week. The lows have been getting down almost to 20 degrees. The low sun does not reach into the backyard and icicles are coming out of the ground. But usually the...

Pink Martini

Summer in Seattle and it is time again for Pink Martini. We saw them last year at Chateau St. Michelle and it was great. It was the first time we had been to St. Michelle for a concert and we...

Univerisity Farmers Market

I love the produce at this time of the year. We are just starting to hit the peak. Seattle has a bounty of markets. There seems to be one every day in a different neighborhood. We have one locally...