Welcome to 2016! Some of you are dealing with extreme weather and the fruits thereof. I hope that’s the worst you have to deal with, and that the rest of it goes rather more smoothly after this.
Seattle’s weather has decided to be magnificent. If you overlook the cold, it’s quite nice, really: abundant sunshine and super-crisp views of the mountains. Funny Diva turfed me from the house on New Year’s Day after we’d had a pizza and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries party. We headed down to Magnuson Park for some views near sunset, and folks, the mountains were out. In force.
We need to start an ethical, non-religious cult of some sort. Then we could afford to buy up the top of one of Seattle’s hills, and have views like this every time the clouds lift, which is more often than you might think. The lovely vistas would refresh us each day as we went out to battle various forces of oppression and ignorance. We would have so much fun.
Turns out that from the top of the hill, you can see the lovely valley we so often ogle from the top of Lord Hill.
So if you ever visit, it definitely pays to approach Magnuson Park from the hilltop.
The sun was beginning to set. We’re on the east side of Lake Washington here, with a huge hill behind us, and you wouldn’t think we’d get much of a glitter trail. But there are some windows across the lake that do a magnificent job reflecting the setting sun at this time of year.
I like that our first glitter trail of 2016 was an unusual one.
Of course, the main reason to go to Magnuson is for the magnificent view of Mount Rainier across the lake.
Sunset paints the mountains here the most majestic salmon pink whenever there’s snow on them.
And now, ’tis time for your challenge! It’s twofold: 1. Find da bird. 2. Identify da bird.
I’ll have the answer photo for you tomorrow, plus bonus Mount Rainier!