Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday in West Seattle

We headed out this morning a little after 9:00, we didn't know just what all we would be doing.  We had several fixed activities  and the rest we would make up as we went along.  It all depended on the weather.

It was cold and windy when we arrived at Riverview Playfield in West Seattle.
Long gone are the bats and mitts and baseballs.  The dugout is left to the rustle of leathery leaves.

Now it's soccer season.  Isaac and the other Wolverines kept warm by playing hard.
 That's it, Isaac.  Win that ball and drive to the goal.

 We visited with Corey and Tom's sister Jan while we cheered on our team.  Afterwards. Jan and Tom and I headed for the nearest Starbucks, and visited and warmed up over coffee.

We were meeting Tom and Jan's cousins April and Karen for lunch at noon in Fauntleroy, near the ferry dock where Karen would be arriving from across the sound.  We still had about 40 minutes and I really wanted to go walking at Lincoln Park, next to the ferry dock.

 It was still cold, but the mostly clear sky made for a beautiful scene.  Lost of other folks were enjoying the walk too.

 Too soon it was time to head back up the hill.
 We met up for lunch at Endolyne Joe's, a fun restaurant in an old neighborhood grocery store that may have had other lives dating back to the 1920's.  Good food and good visiting followed.

It was still decent enough weather when we left the restaurant, so Tom and I headed back east to South Seattle Community College and the arboretum there.  I needed a good dose of fall color.  I found it there.

I took a lot of photos, so with out comment, just enjoy the examples of form and texture and color here in this garden.

 Recently opened here is the new pavilion of the Seattle Chinese Garden.

 Through the rear gate is a peak-a-boo view of the Space Needle.
 The grounds are still under development.  These things take time, and fundraising.

The weather was threatening by now, and it was time to head home,
 right through this amazing tree tunnel.



  1. I wish the streets in my neighborhood were tree lined. Lovely, lovely photos, Linda!

  2. The 'color' photos were truly beautiful.

  3. Thank you for the excursion! I am amazed at how different the weather was for you than for us. Blue skies to begin but quickly changed to dark clouds.

  4. I so enjoyed your grandson's game and the lovely tour of your day! Beautiful pictures; so glad that you guys had another fun time.

    Kathy M.

  5. The fall colors are beautiful - including the blue sky and white clouds. Love the Chinese garden - another place on the list of things to see in the Seattle area!

  6. how fun, thanks for the fall walk-just gorgeous!

  7. This is so beautiful, Linda. The fall colors in the Midwest are just over its peak right now, but it's still spectacular. Your photos are just so amazing. I do love it that your grandson and my granddaughter have the same Wolverine mascot.


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