With the housework and laundry done, and time to spare this afternoon, I chose for us to go for a destination walk today instead of the normal route through our neighborhood.
The weather was perfect, about 70 degrees and breezy, with the sun playing peekaboo with the scudding clouds. We took the short drive over to the Green River Trail.
We started our walk in this grove of big old cottonwoods.
The Green River was looking very green. Everything has benefited from the rains that finally came.
Fall colors are beginning to happen.
This is an urban trail. That's Costco right there behind those trees, easily seen on our return trip after turning around at 1.7 miles.
Refreshing rain has brought new blooms - wild pea and yarrow.
We stopped here to watch fish jumping in the river.
A wetland has been preserved amidst the warehouses.
A cluster of Caterpillars - not the butterfly kind.
High water gauge - see the red line?
Pyracantha berries are bright orange.
A big dark cloud moved in to the south and we were on the edge of it, getting light sprinkles, just enough for a rainbow!
Tom is standing near the base of this giant maple tree. There was a pioneer orchard here, but now all of those old trees are gone, leaving this one old survivor of days gone by.
Somebody else knew about those fish jumping.
We walked almost 3.4 miles, just right. Relaxing and refreshing.
Now Tom is picking up the pizza I ordered and we're settling in for Sunday Night Football. Go Seahawks!