Archive for the ‘Lakes’ Category

University Bridge Open

During the Summer, it seems that all of the bridges along the Lake Washington Ship Canal are open as much as they are closed. Here, we see the drawbridge, a nearby boathouse, a construction crane, and four ducks. Ironically, ducks in the shadow of the U of Washington campus. No Huskies in sight, though. Photo: […]

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Five Little Ducklings

OK, I suppose it would have been more accurate to call this “Five Little Sailboats.” Of course it would have. But the thought of ducklings is cuter, no? These little boats sitting in a row on Lake Washington belong to some local sailing club. On a sunny day, too! Photo: Taken near the Leschi Neighborhood […]

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We Have a Winner!

One of my interests is ferry boats, and I follow an Internet Forum that has discussions, and displays photos, about ferries in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Every month they have a photo contest where readers can submit a banner that might be used at the top of the website for a month. There […]

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Arboretum Footbridge

On the shore of Lake Washington, near the University of Washington campus, lies the Washington Park Arboretum. Within the park is a couple of islands that are part of a wildlife area, right near where the floating bridge passes over. In this serene scene, we look over the still, lily pad infested corner of the […]

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Sea Serpents

I was taking an early Autumn walk in Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah one afternoon, just enjoying the relative quiet of the lake. When all of a sudden it appeared — a giant sea serpent made of driftwood. Well, maybe it was just driftwood, but I won’t tell. Photo: Taken at Lake Sammamish State […]

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Ferry in the Ship Canal

I got a tip that Washington State Ferries was going to send one of it’s ferries to the Lake Union Drydock for a maintenance project. That trip would mean a trip through the Ballard Locks, a sight that would be pretty exciting. Well, I couldn’t make it to the locks in time for the event, […]

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Lily Pads at Martha Lake

It’s Springtime again and time to look at all the amazing plants around us. Perhaps we look and all we see is a few lily pads in the water. Or perhaps we look closely and find raindrops that didn’t quite make it to the lake yet, or a reflection on the water of clouds on […]

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Ducks On a Log

It was a cold Winter day, and the ducks wanted to take a little nap. So they found a log and stood there. Probably napping. In the shadow of Duck Island. Photo: Taken in Green Lake in Seattle on 19 February 2013.

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Reflections on Duck Island

Duck Island is a small man-made island in Seattle’s Green Lake that serves as a wildlife sanctuary. The lake and the island are beautiful in the Summer, and also beautiful in the Winter, when this photo was taken. Even on a sunny day in February, the lake didn’t have the crushing crowds that are sometimes […]

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Lily Pads in the Bay

During one of the first warm days of Spring, I was walking along the Arboretum Trail in Seattle. Even though there is a major freeway passing nearby, there are many places of serenity along the way. One of these was in a small inlet, as seen from a footbridge to Marsh Island. The trees are […]

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