Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Winter'

Garden in Winter

There was a slight break in the rain and wind so I took a quick walk around the garden. It was gray and dark so I decided to use one of my old fixed-length lenses which was fun and...

After the Freeze

This morning I was reading my favorite garden blogs. The Outlaw Gardener had posted that his Basjoo banana had collapsed. I was pretty shocked because he had just posted yesterday pictures of it still standing. I remember looking out...

Garden d'Lights

We have had a string of arctic freezing temperatures the past week. We spent Saturday downtown Seattle enjoying the light, music and festive times. We decided to also visit the Garden d'Lights display at Bellevue Botanical Garden. I have...

Big Ditch - Skagit County

I was in junior high school during the summer of love. I was just young enough to be intrigued by the events but yet old enough to know what was happening. My mother used to drive my school friends...

Macadam Winter Garden

Another garden designed specifically to highlight the Winter season is the Macadam Winter Garden in Tukwila. It is a relatively new garden planted in 2007. We have been visiting the past couple of years and it has really started...

Winter in the Aboretum

Winter is the time to slow down and savor your garden. Select plants can enhance and bring interest into the garden in winter time. One of the best places to see what you can do with your garden in...

A day with the Snowy Owls - Damon Point

February 3, 2013 We always love a good treasure hunt be it searching for wildflowers or birdwatching. Last year was irruption year - a year where the food sources become low and the young snowy owls fly south in...

Ocean Shores Sunset

February 1-2, 2013 After visiting the light house in Westport, we started the drive back around the bay. We debated where and if to east. We looked for the Westport Brewing but missed it (it is behind the Shell...

Westport

February 1, 2013 It was a late start as expected. We hit the road around 10am. The clouds were starting to break up and it looked like the weather gods were on our side. The first part of the...

Washington Coast

The winters in Washington can drag on you. The days are short and gray broken by sprinkles. Walks can help but I needed to get away. We have not been to the coast in years. Our last trip was...

Ocean Shores

We're heading for the coast - the Washington coast that is. Our coast is not as scenic as Oregon or California. It is rather rough and very industrial. It is a working coast. We are spending an early weekend...

Favorite Winter Walks in the Seattle Area: Meadowdale Park

Another gem of a walk is Meadowdale Park. I wrote about it in summer in 2010 but it is great anytime of the year but especially at winter. It is located along the sound so it rarely is frosty....

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...

January Snow

Okay... okay... I will take the blame. I should not have written about Spring in my previous post. Yes, I know... I was tempting the Fates and I jinked us. Snow arrived in the Puget Sound area on Saturday....

Will it be an early spring?

This has been a very mild winter. Temperatures and rainfall have been average but we have not any major freezes and snow. Winter has really just gotten started but we usually have some significant freezes or long periods of...

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...

Snow .... and a Blue Moon

November and December are always unpredictable. It always keeps G on edge. When will the first frost happen? How long will it freeze? Will it snow? How many days of rain? The weather forecasters predict a colder and wetter...

Snowy Day

I guess I didn't believe the forecasters. Weather forecasts here in Seattle are pretty unreliable. It was below freezing last week but sunny. It was great to see the sun even if it came with a frost bite. Sunday was...

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...