Joe Abbott's Weblog

Letters home to mom

  • Stuff posted on these days

    March 2013
    M T W T F S S
    « Feb   Apr »
     123
    45678910
    11121314151617
    18192021222324
    25262728293031
  • Meta

  • Joe Abbott Musings

  • RSS Cat Cartoon w/o the Cartoon

    • Coda
      Posting these cat-cartoons-without-the-cartoon was a long journey that I don’t know if I’ll repeat soon again. A daily blog is tough … even when you have your material handed to you! But, I couldn’t have done it without the artwork … Continue reading →
    • December 31, 2011
      Father Time is riding out his last few minutes of being the temporal keeper for 2011; he sits in an easy chair with a calendar showing “Dec 31” behind him and a grandfather clock pointing to the time of 11:53. … Continue reading →
    • December 30, 2011
      A happy young lady shares a table at a tony restaurant with her cat; they both wear festive, cone-shaped party hats. The woman gaily says to the tuxedoed server, “One martini and one glass of milk.” The cat does not … Continue reading →

Taking a walk

Posted by joeabbott on March 10, 2013

Yesterday Suzy and I took a walk. We’d run a bunch of errands, had a few more to go, but decided we’d enjoy the gorgeous Seattle spring day wandering some trails behind a community garden just north of the airport. It was surprisingly eventful.

The Highline SeaTac Community Botanical Garden is located directly north of SeaTac International Airport. It has a lovely diversity of plants, a few really nice settings, and a lot of room. Suzy and I have visited a couple times and had noticed some trails just to the south; yesterday we decided to see where they went.

One of the sights seen on our walk

 

Interestingly, they didn’t go far! In all our walking, we covered less than a mile and ended up looping on ourselves a few  times. But, for the short distance, we saw some neat stuff.

First, we came across a rugby match! We heard noises of people, saw a few cars, and then caught a whiff of BBQ! As we got closer we noticed what looked like a soccer match but soon became apparent as a rugby tournament! Nice! It’s been a long time since I’d seen a rugby match. And, happily, we spent 10 minutes looking on!

WP_20130309_019WP_20130309_017

I saw something during this play I’d never seen before: as an inbound sideline throw was made, several teammates hoisted a fellow player up on their shoulders to boost him high enough to WP_20130309_022intercept the ball! It was quite fun and seemed to be a “trick play”, but, after the first time, I’m not sure how anyone would be tricked. Still, neat to see.

Then while we were walking the paths through some sparse woods, planes would fly overhead. They were always noisy (a couple prop-planes were a lot quieter) and a few times it seemed like there was a huge, delayed breeze or venting of air that just shook the trees around us. We could never pinpoint the source … assuming, of course, it was the airplanes, but they were already long past us … but it was fun to experience.

We saw a sheep farm (or a large home at which sheep were raised), dirt bike trails, and what appeared to be a TV burial ground: three televisions were dumped into a small area with a minor amount of other trash.

And, in the end, we circled back to the gardens and made some time to wander about the Japanese Garden area. The placement/setting was wonderful, the shapes of the trees and plants were thoughtful, and we had to smile (and pose for a picture) at a set of stones positioned to look like a large turtle climbing out of the water.

While the walk was short, the neat things we saw had impact. I’m making a little vow to take more walks with Suzanne and see more of the green places in Seattle … who knows what we’ll find!

Thanks for reading and I hope you find some neat place on your travels.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: