It was a short appointment, really just to go over the results of the hearing test I had several weeks ago. The doctor agreed that I was a candidate for hearing aids and sent me on my way. I have since scheduled an appointment with the audiologist for deciding what type to get.
Since we were in town, we drove across the city to Ballard to drop off the planter for Jake that we forgot the last time.
Then, since there was a break in the rain, we went over to the locks on the ship canal, also in Ballard, intending to get in a bit of a walk.
The Ballard Locks, officially the Hiram M Chittendon Locks, were completed in 1916, connecting the fresh water of Lake Washington with the salt water of Puget Sound.Along the canal, at the locks, is a botanical garden, a good place for a stroll.
Early cherry and plum trees are beginning to flower.
We noticed what looked like a heron rookery on the opposite bank. When I asked at the visitor center, we found out that, sure enough, in the last couple of years the great blue herons have moved in to raise their young. We'll have to return in March/April.
The rain didn't hold off long, and with it steadily increasing we didn't linger that long.
But we did enjoy a bit of early spring bloom and some fresh air.
It's good weather for geese.
The earth is erupting with new growth all around, including in our garden. Daffodils are beginning to bloom. It looks like an early spring for us.