Saturday, July 24, 2010

Into the Woods~City Style

Another beautiful day, and we decided to find one of the trails in our Footloose Around Puget Sound book instead of spending the whole day working in our yard. We didn't find Goldilocks or Red Riding Hood, but we did find the trail from Cowan Park to Ravenna Park and marveled that we were really still in the city! In the early 2000's the city decided to "daylight" Ravenna Creek, and let it out of the sewer pipes with wonderful results.

We ambled down the service road which borders the creek and then explored the North and South Trails. We saw lots of people walking and cycling but no wildlife except for a squirrel and this wasp nest.

The woods were filled with swordferns,

tall evergreens, reaching for the sky,

and hollow trees. Believe it or not, this one still had leaves at the very top!

The trail passed under two signs of the city like this one.

On the way back to our car, we decided to try and find the "green bridge".

Success! It's no longer a thoroughfare, but rather a walking path, high above the trail.

What a nice way to spend a summer afternoon!


Ranae said...

A very glorious afternoon

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yes, a devine way to spend the day! I agree - beaming over to coolness would be a real treat!!

Anonymous said...

I am SO jealous. The trail walk looked so cool and refreshing!

Love the picture of your husband IN the tree.

Micki said...

What gorgeous pics! I enjoyed looking at all of them!

Rian said...

Looks heavenly. Gorgeous photos, especially the one of that cute dude in the tree!

Kathy said...

Great pictures and looked so enjoyable. I get tired of walking the same old path every day. I have been downloading Charles Stanley sermons on my mp3 which helps keep my interest to walk, walk and walk. I try to go early between 6 and 7 because it has been so hot.

Merry said...

Thank you for you lovely comment.

I love seeing the photos you take along your's like we are along on the trip as well. Amazing that that tree still has leaves on top.

Neuroknitter said...

What a wonderful spot! It looks so cool and refreshing!

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds and look like a beautiful hike! I love walking in a wooded area!

Thanks for stopping at Cranberry Morning. We did not get all the rain that the southern part of the state had, but have had rains enough this summer so that we've not had to water the garden once. That's unusual.

Linda said...

What a wonderful hike. It looks like some of the area we hiked in when we vivsited the top of California last year. The picture of your hubby in the tree is too cute!!

Marcy said...

Beautiful photos -- looks like a wonderful outing.

Lanette said...

How amazing to find such green in the city! Love the pic of Dick peeking out of the tree too! :)