I wasn't there, so I have no photos.
Instead, I got to play with the kids!
This morning after I picked them up we went to nearby Tukwila Pond Park, a bit of remaining natural landscape now surrounded by warehouses and in back of a Target store.
I zoomed in on a few ducks, and found Northern Shovelers,
and Common Mergansers!
Our "lake" was pretty serene too.
The trail is short here, but we poked around and found interesting things on this frosty morning.
The moisture in the gravel paths had formed ice crystals.
The ice threads were very cool.
Ice is meant to be broken, but we also examined the interesting patterns formed in it.
Will your rock break through or bounce?
We did a little shopping in the nearby Target store, and then went home for some down time (aka screen time, me too).
In the afternoon Tom came with us to Seahurst Park, over on the shore of Puget Sound, again just a few miles from home. Tom and I walked while the kids had fun just playing.
Bird planted holly has invaded the native flora, with lovely results. I don't know why this holly lost all its leaves but kept the berries, but it was beautiful.
Leaf buds are already swelling on the Salmon Berry.
Frost on buttercup.
Did I mention it was cold?
Grandpa always has informational stories to tell.
Jill joined us for dinner of left over turkey soup and to get warmed up. It was really cold in the mountains.