A hike through Discovery Park..yes.
That was the best remedy to a rough last week; as I needed fresh air, time away from the screens and sirens. Discovery Park has 534 square miles, of peace and nature for one to enjoy. There are open meadows, dense forestation, rocky cliffs, old historical buildings, and a beach. For anyone living in Seattle, it’s easily accessible by bus, car, and probably even a bike. Sunday, was my day of escape. To there, I went.
While hiking through, I took pictures. Here are some unedited raws, featuring the best of the today’s afternoon adventure..
High above the upper meadow trails of Discovery Park. Downtown Seattle is somewhere behind the hills to the left.
Today was a nice blue day, sunny at 70 degrees.
Yet, there was a constant wind chill. Those bushes with the small yellow petals were in constant sway.
Though much of the cherry blossoms and magnolias have vanished through the city, some were late bloomers and still showing some of that early Spring pride.
No words, just cool shadow play.
There is a beach down below. I just follow the trail and watch my step. But take time, because each view is fantastic.
Lots of birds chirping, as I walk more between the trees. I wish I was good at spotting them. There are some bird tours coming up, here in Discovery Park. I may join in on one.
Okay, I found this one. Not sure if it’s a crow. I like this shot.
The beach, with lots of dried wood and visitors.
The West Point Lighthouse. A shot without anyone walking around it or taking selfies in front of it was pretty much impossible today. Still, worth the capture.
Another group of local visitors, enjoying some off-shore strolling.
Tides were picking up. The calming was over, and the wind also increased. The time to go back was now. Also, I am hungry and forgot to bring efficient snacks.
On my way back, a nice small meadow to stare at. Argh, I forget what those puffy things are called..
Not Discovery Park, but my last minute visit to the Sculpture Park before heading home. I caught this awesome sunset, just in the nick of time.
That’s all for now. I will be back to Discovery Park again, soon. Hopefully then, I will see more birds.
– Orion T