I always take advantage of non-gloomy days, so here is a recap of last week's adventures.
Truman and I visited Twin Ponds Park in Shoreline for a quick walk'n'draw:
We had Winston and Chloe for one day, and went for a walk at Magnuson Park:
On one day last week there were showers off and on and we were stuck inside:
On Saturday we went to the Montlake Fill for the weekly shorebird survey -- it was 38 when we arrived at 8am.
We counted just one shorebird (a Killdeer). We did have some nice waterfowl, including these Western Grebes:
Truman waited for me to finish taking photos of the grebes:
Connie was unable to come that morning, so we walked around with another survey regular, Inge:
Truman waits again while Inge goes off to check the north end of the main pond for shorebirds. There weren't any.
I did find this lovely mushroom:
Truman found it interesting, too.
Later that same day, Tina and I went to Ballard for some sketching. We found this Catholic church, which had all kinds of great views:
Behind the church stood a Catholic school:
In front of the school stood a Little Free Library modeled on Snoopy's doghouse:
I managed just one very sketchy sketch, as it was still a bit chilly out:
On Sunday it was warmer and sunnier. Tina, Nicole and I ventured out again. Our first stop was the Lake Forest Park farmer's market, the last one of the season, at which Halloween costumes were encouraged. Here is Truman in his pumpkin outfit:
And here he is at the market:
From there we ventured up the road a ways to St. Edwards Park, site of an old seminary:
Tina's dogs Ginger and Duke joined us:
It was so warm in the cloudless sunshine that I actually took my jacket and hat off. Lovely day.
Looking ahead, the forecast calls for rain, wind, and thunderstorms in the coming week. There may not be a lot to post about here next Monday!