Beauty for the Taking

Heads up! There is nature to be seen all around us. Fall is approaching and the sky is changing and sunrise is a little later.

These two photos of the sunrise was just so glorious that I had to stop. Bonus in that I got a little crow celebrating the dawn.

Sunrise with storm cloud and crow
Sunrise with storm cloud and crow
Crow Flight in the pink glow
Crow Flight in the pink glow

Last weekend I was drawn to this pale yellow bush highlighting a rose. Nature’s color palette is wide open with fall and summer colliding.

Pale background for fading rose
Pale background for fading rose
Rose holding onto Summer
Rose holding onto Summer

Then there was Discovery Park that I visited today. Forest, Puget Sound views, and a grass field below old historic Fort Lawton.

First the trees. This maple is really two trees in a forever embrace. They are huge and leave us mortals in awe of their size and age.

Twin Maples embracing for eternity
Twin Maples embracing for eternity

Children want to be near trees.  Here are two little ones building a fort at the foot of another old giant. I am sure the tree is honored that they want to be near him.

Tree fort in the making
Tree fort in the making

As I circled the Loop Trail at Discovery Park I came to the bluff view of Puget Sound. To my delight I had timed it to see three Washington State Ferries clustered together.

View of Puget Sound from Discovery Park Loop Trail
View of Puget Sound from Discovery Park Loop Trail
Three Ferries cross the Sound
Three Ferries cross the Sound
Ferries pull away after passing each other
Ferries pull away after passing each other

Turning away from the water view you are greeted with a grass wonderland. I want to go running through it and flop down to gaze at the sky.

Grass field you want to run through
Grass field you want to run through
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A tree sentinel against a blue sky
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Timeless scene – could be in early 1900s

Weeks ago I walked down to the newly remodeled park next to the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock. A raven sits upon an old snag looking out at the beach and the ferry launching to Vashon Island.

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Raven watches to horizon from the beach

Don’t be fooled! I leave you with the closeup of the Raven Sculpture at Cover Park.  Raven is the creator of the universe. He is holding his price possession, the sun, in his beak

Remember to look up and smell the roses. Beauty and nature’s bounty is there for the taking.

Raven Sculpture at Cove Park, West Seattle
Raven Sculpture at Cove Park, West Seattle

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