Puget Sound, Seattle

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  • Discovery Park, Lake Washington, from space
    Discovery Park, Lake Washington, from...
    by davequ
  • Puget Sound
    Puget Sound
    by annk
  • High Flyin Bird over Elliott bay
    High Flyin Bird over Elliott bay
    by davequ
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    The beautiful Pacific NorthWest

    by davequ Updated Aug 27, 2010

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    Favorite thing:

    Bring your camera. Seattle plays like a seasoned musician.....
    when she's on, she's really ON.

    With a little help from Mother Nature in the weather department Seattle and PNW in general can be one of the most gorgeous places in America.

    The occasional rain only makes it more beautiful when it stops and the light comes up.

    Picture top/right: A gull flying over Elliott Bay in front of the Olympic range shot from window of my hotel room.

    Fondest memory: If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I could surely do worse than come back as this little guy in the pic.

    For a soundtrack, if you ever get a chance, give a listen to one of my favorite singers, Candy Givens from Zephyr sing the song "High Flyin' Bird" on their album Sunset Ride

    (You can hear a little piece of it at the "Sunset Ride" link above ... scroll down and click on "high flying bird")

    We all miss you Candy

    ♫♫ There's a high-flyin' bird, way up in the sky
    and I wonder does he look down
    as he flies on by
    Flyin' so easy... way up in the sky...

    Lord look at me here
    I'm just rooted like a tree here
    Got those sit down, can't cry
    Oh Lord gonna' die blues ♫♫
    © Billy Edd Wheeler

    High Flyin Bird over Elliott bay
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    • Beaches
    • Birdwatching

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    Seattle from Space

    by davequ Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    Favorite thing: What does it look like right now?
    Space Needle Webcam

    What's the weather gonna' be like when I get there tomorrow?
    Seattle Weather Forecast

    Discovery Park, Lake Washington, from space
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    Putting things in Perspective

    by davequ Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Most of the time Mt. Rainier is hazed/ fogged out or behind low clouds so you can't see it.
    Every once in a while things clear up and we get lucky enough to see how huge and potentially powerful it really is.

    As people we build these big beautiful cities with all creature comforts and I wonder if (without trying to be all cosmic and sanctimonious) sometimes maybe we forget or overestimate our place in all of this.

    (There was no editing of this foto, Mt. Rainier really looks this big & beautiful when it is visible and you are north of the city on the Kingston ferry)

    Fondest memory: In July 2001 my buddy Dwight and I were taking the ferry across the sound from Kingston to Edmonds, when looking south towards Seattle we saw this. Luckily Dwight had his little digital camera with him.

    When I see Mt. Rainier like this with Seattle in the foreground it kind of puts things in perspective as to where imho we stand on the power scale with nature.

    Consider how small you are
    Compared to your scream
    The human dream
    Doesn't mean sh#t to a tree

    © Jefferson Airplane / Grace Slick - Paul Kantner

    One little city:  one BIG volcano
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    • National/State Park
    • Sailing and Boating

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    Water, water everywhere

    by annk Updated Feb 7, 2005

    Favorite thing: Here's a view of Puget Sound from the Space Needle.

    This body of water is part of the Pacific Ocean stretching inland from the Canadian border to western Washington. It encompasses Seattle, the San Juan Islands and Hood Canal.

    Puget Sound
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    Water everywhere

    by frankcanfly Updated Sep 18, 2002

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    Favorite thing: It's great to be so close to the water, and to see it used for transportation so much.

    Fondest memory: Mountains and Water in every direction

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    See the city skyline from a boat.

    by EdinburghRoc Written Jul 13, 2003

    Favorite thing: The best view of Seattle is from a boat.

    Fondest memory: This is me wearing my new coat bought in Alaska. But this day was hot and sunny.
    Great view to be had from the boat.
    They take your photo when you go aboard.

    EdinburghRoc in Seattle
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