Category Archives: Parks and Gardens

The Thundering Roar of Spokane Falls II

   

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The Thundering Roar of Spokane Falls

  There are hundreds of waterfalls scattered all over the Pacific NW. But I’m pretty sure Spokane Falls is the only one located in the heart of a bustling downtown business district. The Spokane River flows from Lake Coeur d’Alene … Continue reading

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Water Tower in Volunteer Park

The Water Tower rises 75 feet from the top of a small hillock at the south entrance of Seattle’s Volunteer park. Even on a day drenched with sunshine, it’s dark and foreboding like the stone keep of a medieval castle. Continue reading

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Monarch Sculpture Park probably has close to eighty outdoor sculptures representing a wide range of artistic styles. Modern, classic, quirky, humorous, ethnic, heart-warming, and more than a little surrealistic. Continue reading

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Tacoma’s Fireboat #1

Fireboat #1 served the Port of Tacoma proudly for 54 years. Built in 1929, she’s one of the first boats designed and built specifically for fighting dockside or shipboard fires. Continue reading

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Scotch Broom is in Bloom!

Scotch broom is an upright shrub that grows 3-10 feet tall. During spring and early summer, they are covered with a profusion of bright yellow blossoms that are a delight to see. But don’t make the mistake of planting one in your back yard! Continue reading

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Mill Ends – World’s Smallest Park

Welcome to Mill Ends, officially designated as the world’s smallest park by none other than the Guinness Book of World Records. How small? Less than two feet wide. Yep, you heard right! The circular park is only about 20 inches in diameter, give or take an inch or two. Continue reading

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Autumn Shots II

Autumn foliage at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Continue reading

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Autumn Shots

Autumn foliage at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Continue reading

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Spokane’s Japanese Garden II

The Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden in Spokane, WA, is not one of the largest Japanese gardens in the Pacific NW. Nor is it the oldest, but it is a uniquely pretty spot to while away an hour or so on a hot summer day. Continue reading

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