Saturday, June 11, 2011

Green Lake in the Sun!

A few days ago when the sun was still out, we decided to walk around Green Lake, which is rather close to the University of Washington, and this time take our camera. There is one spot where you can see the Space Needle downtown on a nice day! And nice it was.

The yellow flags were out in full force all around the lake. (Our iris are blooming here at home also and so are the poppies. Purple and orange, very nice.)

The last time we walked around the lake just a few weeks ago, we saw 17 turtles, big ones and little ones. This day we only saw two, probably because it was later in the day and rather chilly.

These were just two of the ducks enjoying the day.

And yesterday we noticed this columbine blooming in our backyard; it's a volunteer that I just couldn't pull out.

Out in the flowerbox on the front deck, these little critters were having a party on one of the little violas. They were huddled in two clumps until I bent over for a closer look; then they scattered. Little yellow spider-babies, I guess.

Not lot of crafting going on when the sun's out!

11 comments:

Dorothy said...

What wonderful nature pictures. Not a big spider fan, but I loved the little baby spiders!!

Merry said...

More wonderful photos. How wonderful to see those turtles sunbaking...not too keen on the spiders though. :-)

Jules said...

Beautiful pictures of Green Lake! Just one more place I need to visit whenever I do finally make it to Washington! Thanks for sharing...

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It seems like springtime. Wonderful volunteers - I've tried to get those to grow here, but no luck! I bet those itsy bitsy spiders' mom told them to stay on the yellow center of those flowers!

Becca said...

Beautiful photos around Green Lake & your flowers, but I'm not too keen on spiders...even baby ones! LOL

hakucho said...

Great photos! Love the turtles and the spiders :)

Rosalyn Manesse said...

Great photos! I feel like I went on that walk with you

Sharon said...

Ah the Green lake walk. I love going there and enjoy not only the walk but the people and their doggies. It is like a parade. I sure hope we get more sunny days as I sure need the D.Yellow spiders... no thanks, cute but no!!!!

Linda said...

Great photos! I love the columbines...I sure wish I could get them to grow here. I'm glad it's finally warming up for you.

Rian said...

Great photos! Good to see you finally got some nice weather.

Dee said...

Those little spiders sure are bright yellow. Glad spring is finally coming to your part of the world.