Sunday, October 28, 2018

Woodard Bay Conservation area Olympia, Washington

We found ourselves in Olympia, Washington over the weekend and went to get a look at the Seal Lions that congregate on the logs around the Woodard Bay Conservation Area. They were sleeping out a ways so got some shots but didn't get very close. It is looks almost tropical in this area, hanging moss, dense foliage and very large old growth trees. And of course the briney smell of the ocean water in the bays. Such a neat different experience from our inland trails in the Spokane area.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cheney Wetlands Conservation area.

This neat gravel trail loop is located off the Columbia Plateau Trail going east off of the Cheney/Spangle trailhead. The water birds were just crazy today, so many of them. Swans, different ducks and Redwing Black Birds were all in attendance and voicing their opinions on the wonderful fall day. The colors were eye popping! Such a glorious time to be out on the trails!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Secret Garden

Went to an estate sale and the back yard of the place just mesmerized me. Although in the middle of town it was an oasis of peace and tranquility. Wanted to share a few pics.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Riverside State Park, Bowl & Pitcher

What a glorious day for a walk! Parked in the main area and headed up for a look over the edge then across the suspended bridge. There were a lot of folks and their 4 legged kids out enjoying the sunshine. Ringo and Cooper were taking a breather while their dads discussed life. The Blue Heron was fighting with another one in the air when I got there but I wasn't close enough to get a shot. The one on the rock evidently won as he stayed there the whole time I was there. A couple of Red Headed Mergansers were enjoying the river as well. There was even someone out fishing along the edge.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Holmburg Park Conservation area North Spokane

Never had ventured back into the open area behind Holmburg Park located off of North Wall in the Whitworth College area until a few days ago. The trails were challenging with the one up to the rim of 5mile almost straight up. Wonderful views toward Mt Spokane and Mead. Probably like 3-3 1/2 miles total going all the way from one side to the other and east and west. Great shorter workout with all the elevation.

Manito Park spring

 What a glorious space this Manito Park is! Every season is gorgeous and completely different and to be experienced! I went walking in Manit...