While you may hear a lot about the rainy, Seattle weather, August is historically the “best” month weather-wise. For the most part, August brings warm and sunny days; it’s our only real “summer” month.
This past week we had family in town and took the opportunity to get out and about in Seattle and its environs.
Our first destination was a ferry trip to Bainbridge Island. Before the ferry departed, I took a photo of the new Seattle ferris wheel, technically called Seattle Great Wheel, which I mockingly call the Seattle Eye.
On Bainbridge, we toured The Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre forest garden created by the son of a prominent lumber company owner. He and his wife lived in a French Chateau-style home, which had been built by the property’s previous owner. Unfortunately, I didn’t snap any interesting photos of the beautiful, immaculately-maintained gardens.
Our final stop was Kerry Park on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill. The park affords views of Seattle, Elliott Bay, West Seattle, and Mount Rainier.