Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Lots of Walking!

On the way home from getting our second COVID shot we caught a glimpse of the new moon! 

Since then we've had some really nice days, so we've been exploring the local trails. We started out with a trail built where there were originally rail road tracks and did a few sections over four different days. Most recently we walked on the part of the trail that goes through our town.

Much to our surprise we came upon this art called "Nails. It's on the trail that passes The Soun Transit light rail link in Bellevue. Just prior to that, the trail splits and passes a very marshy area  where we saw these ducks.

Art and nature all in one walk!

Yesterday because it was cloudy we just walked on our neighboring hills. A couple of days ago though we decided to check out another trail called the Lake to Lake. We haven't walked on a lot of it, but it seems to connect with the lakes in our city.


 We did go to Phantom Lake and also saw Phantom Creek on a side trail. There are lots of houses around this lake but we found one spot where we saw some folks with their bikes; they'd actually been wading Brrrr!  On the street side, we saw a Monkey Tree! They have the strangest looking fruit.

And then we saw the most amazing outdoor train layout. Have you ever seen anything like this outside?

Today we walked in the other direction on this part of the trail, but I will save those photos for another post.  I did, however, finish one whole project in February! Another bracelet.  These are so fun to do.

The quilt and counted X stitch aren't  close to being done though.  Enjoy the rest of your week!


Betsy said...

What a fun walk! I enjoyed seeing all of the sights along with you. I've seen a BIG outdoor train set-up in Northern Japan a few years ago. It was amazingly intricate. The construction of it boggled my mind and I'm not even into trains much. For an affionado, it would be a great place to visit.
I'm so glad you got your second vaccines. Dennis got his first and had no side effects so far. I still can't get an appointment and now that all teachers have theirs before others, it will set mine back even further. So frustrating when according to the Phase Finder, with my heart issues I should have been in the first group, but then it tells me I don't qualify yet. My cardiologist office keeps calling and scolding me for not getting it yet and tells me not to go in public until I do. Oh well. I really wanted to have it before our trip in May but I guess I may just have to face facts that I may not get it for awhile.
Don't you love the weather we've been having? So beautiful and warm.

Debbie said...

Those nails are amazing! Congrats on getting your shots over with. I am still terrified but looking forward to getting the process finished. Araignee

Juliann said...

One of the things I like about walking on the Pipeline trail is that you go past backyards and see some amazing gardens. My camera is full of ideas for my own garden. Maybe after I get my second vaccine we can meet up for a walk!

Dee said...

Monkey tree certainly is interesting. Your walks sound lovely. I love the "nail" art.

We'll be getting out in the next week or so to walk. The weather is starting to warm up.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

So nice to be able to out and about. Our weather is all over the place. We had a nice day yesterday, but it's back to cold today.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Those nails are wonderful! It would be fun to see them in person.

kathy b said...

That bracelet is gorgeous. Im proud of you judy. So glad you and dick got your shots! !Immunity !! YES

karen said...

Just to let you know your comments are coming through on my blog, just your email is blocked to me getting an email notification that it's been commented. (it's a yahoo email/blogger thing - no worries!)

Look at your SPRING! and fully vaccinated! Life is looking up isn't it???

straythreads said...

Wow what great places to walk I’m envious. I’ve never seen the pod of a monkey puzzle tree a cousin in Ireland has one in her yard it has always fascinated me. Thanks for comments on my blog. I have read the Henrietta story so good. Still waiting for our shots here
Have a good weekend

Delighted Hands said...

The walk will be such a good way to get out and give your eyes a treat! The bracelet is incredible--good design and color!

Mereknits said...

Contracts on your second vaccine, that is something to celebrate! Love the bracelet, the moon was so gorgeous. Stay safe.

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