(Walked and written on June 23)
I am feeling so low energy! Is it the barometric pressure, or something? The temperatures plunged, rain clouds rolled in, and I’ve been feeling like taking a nap the entire day. But I had a five mile walk on my calendar today, so I put my big girl pants on, and a raincoat, and I went out.
At the beginning of the walk it wasn’t too awful. The gray clouds were there, but no real rain. Just a few sprinkles.
Lots of pea-patches and urban gardens along the way. It’s fun to look around and see what people are growing.
Plenty of fruit trees too. These are some still very young apples.
And of course, blackberries. These are the most invasive Seattle weed, hated by all, but actually a good provider of tasty snacks when out on a walk. I like to pick the blackberries. I feel sorry for anyone battling them, but they’re usually really good and juicy. Most years I don’t know if I’ve picked any until August, but this year some are already ripening! I picked a handful on this walk.
Saw a bunch of pigeons congregating on a hill. Not sure what that was about…
No, I’m not getting mixed up in my pictures. This one isn’t from Cuba! Taken right at the trail, in the Beacon neighborhood of Seattle.
This is an unaltered picture taken around 2pm. It got so dark and miserable! It rained more and more and I got pretty damp. This is more than one cup of coffee kind of day…
- This Walk: 5 miles
- Elevation Gain: 342 ft
- YTD “Urban Hiking” Miles: 88.5
- YTD Biking Miles: 602.8
- YTD Hiking Miles: 36.8