Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trail to the Mercer Slough

These are pictures from two trips that we made to the slough. It just amazes me that there are wonderful woodland "playgrounds" hidden away in the midst of the bustling city! It's so quiet and secluded here, you would never know that skyscrapers are just behind those trees.

The sun reflected in the still water. We caught glimpses through the leaves of kayakers as they mysteriously appeared, gliding by almost silently.

A fellow trekker, finding tasty shoots to nibble. He was surprisingly un-shy! Until our tiniest girl attempted to snuggle him.

The sweet local flora, including some gleaming salmon~berries.

Such quiet glades, I expect to see deer.

The lofty over~look from the visitors center. We'll come back to this at the end for a bird's~eye view.

The pathways encourage us to see what's around the bend.

At the end of the loop, we get to see walk out onto the viewing platform to see how the place looks from above.

It's really high!


Roo and Wren's Mama said...

What a lovely outing! And the little bunny made me smile - how fun that you 'caught' him on camera!

Marqueta said...

Dear Michele,

What a beautiful spot to visit. I can't believe it's so close to skyscrapers, either! Ever since I read the Little House books, I wondered what a slough looked like, and now I know. It looks like our kind of place, for sure!



p.s. Tasha says if you'd like to be members of her "Nature Bature" club, to let her know and she'll swear you in!

Michele said...

A 'nature bature' club, eh? Sounds intriguing! Do tell! =)

Sharon said...

Dear Michele,

What a beautiful time :) Your photos are just wonderful. I love how the sun is reflected on the water. And the bunny picture is so cute. I especially love the picture of your daughters, too precious!

have a blessed weekend and thanks for sharing :)


Lavinia said...

This looks like such a quiet tranquil place to linger at for some lovely peaceful hours.

lady m's lavender cottage said...

What a beautiful eye you have for taking pictures, Michelle!

What a peaceful place...just lovely!

lady m