Saturday, October 11, 2008


Birdie in a tree in my front yard on this beautiful autumn day

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

City Hall

Lake Forest Park City Hall on Labor Day 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Early autumn bounty

Display of produce last week at the Farmer's Market!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Has it really been an entire week since I posted something??? Sunrise picture from my friend Lee's house looking east over Lake Washington

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Healing Garden

Fircrest Healing Garden on the grounds of Fircrest, a state facility housing developmentally disabled folks. In Shoreline.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Scoreboard maintenance?

There's some housekeeping work that needs to be done before the high school softball season. Question: does the scoreboard still keep score even though nobody can see it because the bush is in the way?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Residential street

A street in Lake Forest Park. Lots of wooded areas

Sunday, August 31, 2008


King County Metro has an extensive bus system that serves Lake Forest Park. Unfortunately, around me, you have to walk 1/2 mile to a bus stop (except for one express bus that only runs a few times to downtown during weekday rush times). I wish we had better bus connections to my house.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Berries are still on sale at the LFP Farmers Market. The strawberries and rasberries are gone but still plenty of local blackberries and blueberries

Friday, August 29, 2008

View of Bothell Way

Looking south on Bothell Way just south of LFP Town Centre

Lyon Creek Enhancement Project

This display explains the creek enhancement project that runs through the LFP Town Centre parking lot. You don't even notice it.....

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Peppers and squash available at last weekends LFP Farmer's Market

Sunday, August 24, 2008


The Starbucks at LFP town center. I think it used to be a fish place complete with drive-through. It does pretty good business as far as I can tell.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

View from NE 165th St

View of Lake Washington and beyond from the Sheridan Heights Neighborhood

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mall repairs

The facelift and repairs on Lake Forest Park Town Center continue. Don't know the point really, not sure if it's an improvement or it just looks like every other place

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Shoreline Library

Entrance to the Shoreline Library not far from Lake Foresst Park. Part of the King County Library System, this branch is one of the most heavily used.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Picnic at Mukilteo

Maybe 15 miles north of LFP on Puget Sound. My granddaughter Melina

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Summer Beach Day

The Puget Sound beaches can be very pleasant in the summer. Here is a picture at Edmonds a very weeks ago. Today we went with my granddaughter Melina to the beach at Mukilteo

Friday, August 1, 2008

August theme day - Metal

I featured this picture March 22. Metal fountain in Animal Acres Park

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lake Ballinger

Small lake just north and west of Lake Forest Park

Friday, July 25, 2008

Residential street

A short residential street near my home

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fish pond

This private fish pond is at the end of the street in my neighborhood. Very pleasant dog-walking destination. Somebody's labor of love. The fish who live in the pond think they are going to be fed when they hear voices

Monday, July 21, 2008


The local college team is the University of Washington Huskies. All hail the purple and gold. House in my neighborhood showing some local college spirit.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

House for sale

These houses behind me took a long time to sell. One just sold, but they've been sitting over a year. This one is still on the market. Nice house. Price started over 700K, now asking 590K. As my neighbor sniffed "I wouldn't pay 3/4 of a million dollars for a house in my own neighborhood"

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Local talent busking at the Lake Forest Park Farmer's Market

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Horizon View

View over the rooftops early last spring from the Horizon View neighborhood

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Construction at LFP Mall

This construction on the exterior of the Lake Forest Park Town Center has been going on for some time. Can't figure out what they are doing....are they really adding some second story or just facade. Structural repair? ?????

Friday, July 11, 2008

Turtle Rock Refurbished!

A grandpa and grandkids were busy today giving a new coat of paint to Turtle Rock. Great job guys!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Greens for sale at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market last weekend. Tons of fruits and vegetables there this week. My impulse purchase was garlic pepper jelly

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Edmonds Marina

Boats in the Edmonds Marina on a beautiful July afternoon

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Local berries

Raspberries, loganberries and strawberries, all local, available this morning at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market. They don't last long around here!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Edmonds Marina Park

Due west from Lake Forest Park on the sound (about 5 miles from my house). The beach at Marina Park was so peaceful the other day, it was almost enchanting

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th

Members of my neighborhood play a spirited game of water balloon volleyball in our cul-de-sac on July 4th

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Interurban Car

An Interurban Car displayed at the Lynnwood Historical Park (you didn't know Lynnwood had a history?)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July Theme Day "No"

Somehow I can never figure out what the theme day them is so I'm always late

I am featuring a picture not from Lake Forest Park WA but from Eugene OR where I have spent a lot of time.

It says "Do NOT" as opposed to "No"

Picture taken within the last few weeks on an escalator at Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon in Eugene. We were on the way to the fancy banquet hall to attend the student-athlete graduation brunch

Do not stomp!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Family on a bike trip

We had some house guests from California recently who were taking a bike trip through our area. Here they are taking off towards Seattle from our Lake Forest Park home.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Backyard flower pot

The flowers on my deck this year overlooking my backyard. I went for primary colors!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Fishing shop in mall

A fishing specialty shop in Lake Forest Park mall. I'm not much interested in fishing but I hope it's doing well.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Berries are In!

Finally some local strawberries were on sale at the Lake Forest Park Farmer's Market. Strawberries have such a short season around here. Rasberries are usually available longer. I will try to have some pictures of them.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Toten pole at Northwest Hospital

The totem pole at the back entrance at Northwest Hospital. Carved in 1960? Northwest Hospital down by Northgate is a suburban hospital, one of the two closes to Lake Forest Park.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Home on leafy street

Home on the street above Brookside School. Wooded hillside. Pretty area

Sunday, June 22, 2008


The King County Shoreline District Courthouse in Shoreline...I think they took the word "Shoreline" out of the title

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Swamp Creek

While letterboxing, I discovered this attractive creek with sandy swim areas in Kenmore, just a short way away. Sunny afternoon with kids and dogs swimming in the water. Kind of reminded me of Bidwell Creek in Chico. I'll come back here....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Plaque at Cromwell Park

Cromwell Park School housed the cooperative pre-school I went with my kids. Now torn down, no trsce except for this plaque. King County Shoreline District Court now on one corner of the property

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Another View

This shot, taken from a Lake Forest Park street last March shows a beautiful view of the Cascades. The mountains are NOT out very often

Monday, June 16, 2008

View over the tennis courts

View of the horizon and the wooded shores across Lake Washington from the hill above Shorecrest High School looking east over the tennis courts. Naomi completes the picture.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Shorecrest scoreboard

When you get close to the scoreboard on the softball could use some work. Kind of wild out there in deep right field. Somebody might have put a letter box at the base of that scoregoard, you never know.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


One of our two local grocery stores, Thriftway. Really like that store, always enjoy going in there and I've left a fair amount of coin