Gardening where the sidewalk ends

Skywatch Friday – February 12, 2010 February 12, 2010

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Subtitle: A View From the Bridge

Taken from a speeding car on the I-5 Freeway heading north through Seattle; I’ve heard there are often crashes at this spot because drivers are swiveling their heads to look at the Cascade mountains to the East (pictured below) and the Olympics to the West. When they’re out on the same day, as they were on this day, it’s hard to resist ogling them. Luckily, I was just a passenger this trip.

Cascade Mountains Over Portage Bay, Seattle

Too bad about the ugly crane and hideous buildings in the left foreground. At least there’s water (Portage Bay) and trees and sky and all those amazing snow-capped peaks.

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Skywatch Friday – January 29, 2010 January 29, 2010

Filed under: sky,Skywatch Friday,winter — greenwalks @ 9:57 am

Moonrise over witch hazel:

Moonrise over witch hazel

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Skywatch Friday – September 4, 2009 September 4, 2009

Filed under: sky,trees — greenwalks @ 10:06 am
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Little windows of summer sky through my parents’ cherry tree:

Blue sky through cherry tree

Soon those leave will be a thing of the past. And the future, maybe, if they head to the compost pile. Wish we could bank the sun in the same fashion!

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Skywatch Friday – August 7, 2009 August 6, 2009

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This has absolutely nothing to do with gardening – I just liked the way the kites seemed to be flying so companionably together. It was taken last week on one of the hottest days ever recorded in Seattle, around sunset at Golden Gardens beach, which was packed with folks in search of the slightest cool breeze.

Kite chase at Golden Gardens

Today is 7/8/09 by the UK/European (and other? just not US) reckoning. If you happen to read this before noonish, you can try to remind yourself to note the time at 12:34:56 (7.8.09) for some mild numeric amusement. If you want to take a photo at that moment and post it on your blog, VegPlotting, one of my UK garden blog cronies, is curious about what people are up to at that exact moment in time, worldwide. You can leave her a comment here and she’ll link to your post.

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Skywatch Friday – June 5, 2009 June 4, 2009

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I took this from the ferry that runs between Vashon Island in Puget Sound and Seattle, WA. It looked like the sky had sprung a leak and the sun was shooting through. Since it was taking place over the water and the backlit Olympic Mountain range, it made for an enchanting ride home.

the clouds are leaking sun

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Skywatch Friday – May 22, 2009 May 21, 2009

Filed under: Seattle,sky — greenwalks @ 9:33 pm
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In the sky over Seattle, a clash of the titans, tree vs. clouds:

Tree vs. clouds

And the winner is… clouds!

Cloud array

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Skywatch Friday – May 8, 2009 May 7, 2009

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Bald eagle in flight

Bald eagle flying over Douglas Fir tree near Seattle, WA last week. There were two eagles, one was being harassed by a crow and the other was just cruising around in circles. They nest near my parents’ house and usually announce their arrival with what my dad calls a “scream.” Pretty dramatic, and always exciting to witness these magnificent creatures as they return from the brink of extinction.

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