Then the path leads down into old maples, cedars and firs, where the undergrowth is cultivated for a lush, natural look.
This alley of birch is a photographer's dream.
Back into the forest.
This gnarly old maple dwarfs Tom as he looks into the pond.
Native False Solomon's Seal
The notch in this ancient stump is a spring board hole, indicating the old logging methods of the early 20th century, when virgin timber was so large, men with cross cut hand saws stood high above the butt of the tree where the diameter was more manageable. This old tree lived on.
Fancy double trillium
And back to the formal "swan" pond.
We had a great time at the Sounders match last night, waving our flags, cheering our lads on, and groaning at the near misses. The result was a 1-1 tie against the Columbus Crew, not what we hoped for, but it was a very entertaining match. NO, we didn't use the new tifo yet. I'll be sure to take my camera when we do.
The light rail train was packed with fans returning home. With opening day of boating season, UW crew races, and an afternoon Seattle Mariners baseball game, it was a very busy sports day in Seattle, a good day for public transportation.