Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bloedel Reserve - Chapter III: The Glen

At the base of the steps leading from the house is an overlook into this waterfall basin.
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.
Candelabra primrose
Solomon's Seal
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
Nurse stump
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.

8 comments:

  1. how lush, sounds like you are keeping busy and enjoying the season

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  2. The way you and your husband spend your retirement is truly inspiring. I hope that when David finally retires, we will have things to do together. Right now, he only has Sundays off.

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  3. As always, I envy how you and Tom share interests in the same things. Must be nice.

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  4. What a gorgeous place! Love all your pics! Going to have to find a way to go there one of these days! Hope you have a great week, Linda!

    Sylvia

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  5. Simply incredible, Linda. I just showed this post to Art and he was equally as impressed. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  6. WOW! What a beautiful place! Thanks for letting us see it, too.

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  7. Ah...I have been mesmerized by your last few posts. I would love to visit here and imagine I would spend hours, slowly taking it all in. I have enjoyed being part of this journey of beauty-thank you! And you have the best adventures!

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