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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sunday Morning Walk

We opted to take our walk on Sunday morning also, since there was a Seahawks game on TV in the evening. It's preseason football, not very important, but something to sort of watch.

Since we were breaking with our routine of a 1.5 mile evening walk in the neighborhood, we decided to drive the short distance to North SeaTac Park for our walk, which would give us about two miles around the park and then provide a chance to visit the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden. 

With light cloud cover, the walk was cool and pleasant. 
And then at the Botanical Garden we discovered there was a plant sale in progress and some other doings as well. 

The stream garden looked pretty good for mid-August. 

 Sedum tapestry.
 The rose garden.

 A French horn quartet was serenading visitors. 
 We found the free ice cream, of course. 

 Hardy fuchsias are at their best in August.

 We hadn't see the new community garden, or pea patch, where neighbors can grow whatever they want in small patches. 

 Chocolate corn?
 Artichoke flower

 Brussels sprouts.
 Creative tomato caging. 

We checked out the plant sale, but things were pretty well picked over, which was good for the garden fund, and fine with us too. We don't need more plants!

It ended up being a very pleasant Sunday morning. 


  1. Flower sale and ice cream make a great walk.

  2. Beautiful pictures! I love those roses and would love to have joined you on this nice walk. :-)

  3. That's a very colorful garden for this time of year.

  4. The community garden was quite creative. Loved the adorable scare crows though they weren't a bit scary. That corn? was interesting.

  5. I've been intending all summer to visit the Highline. I'm glad to see it still looks pretty good, I really should get up there soon.

  6. Of course your walk ended in a garden. A most lovely one. Either a LOT of watering was done or you've had much more rain than we because everything looked so lush still.

  7. That was a pleasant and most interesting walk. I love that kind of amaranth. I have tried to grow it without success. I am always amazed to see hardy fuchsias. I didn't even know they existed until I started reading some blogs from out west.

  8. What a great walk! The roses are especially lovely!


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