Monday, November 14, 2011

Autumn Adventures: Seattle's Magnuson Park

It's been cold and occasionally rainy, so mountain hiking is over for the year. On November 3, the forecast was for rain, but when we woke up, it was sunny, breezy and cold—a perfect day for a walk. Mr. D and I decided to head down to Magnuson Park in Seattle, about a 20-minute drive from our house. We parked near the shore of Lake Washington, so we started our walk by the lake.

The wind was blowing through the trees that lined our path. Their colors were glorious!

We headed through a meadow, where last summer's blooms were now turned to seed pods.

We headed up a hill and into the woods, where there were more autumn treasures to behold:

We finally headed down the hill and back to our car. Before we left, I took a final wander through The Fin Project, a sculpture installation by John Young, created from the fins of 1960s-era attack submarines. How appropriate that this unusual and peaceful art installation is located on what was once a U.S. Naval Air Station.

Sadly, our walk was over, and it was time to return to the world of errands and laundry, but I was energized by this wonderful start to my day.

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