Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Magnolia Park

So today is Christmas Eve Eve, and so I was busy wrapping presents all day. By the time I was ready to head out for my daily(ish) hike my dad called and said he was heading to Seattle for some work stuff if I wanted to tag along. So I did, opting to spend time with him in the car instead of going on my hike. I was a little bit sad as today was a gorgeous day, sunny and crisp, and I haven't gone hiking the past two days due to work. Before we headed home we stopped at Magnolia Park, however, which was small but gorgeous and a nice little place to take some pictures, and it satisfied my need for fresh air and nature.

This tree was mammoth, standing next to it and reaching as high as I could I couldn't reach the lowest "u" shape.

The backdrop of the water through the trees was perfect as the sun was setting.

It's a little hard to see but through the trees you can see Mount Rainier behind West Seattle, across Puget Sound.

This tree was very very orange, emphasized by the golden light of the setting sun.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


I went hiking today. It felt good! It hasn't rained for a few days so it wasn't too muddy, and in the shade things were still frosty. It was beautiful and felt really good. I didn't even notice the cold once my blood got moving. It was just really nice being out in the woods and getting fresh air. I live in a beautiful part of the world.