The sign called this a lily pond. But it seemed strange that there were no water lilies.
A pleasant July Saturday afternoon found me spending some time at Volunteer Park in Seattle. It had been years since I had visited … in the ’70’s I had lived nearby and was there frequently. It was nice to see the Kiddies Pool was still used and not completely overrun by hordes of folks. (maybe it would have been more crowded if it had been 10 degrees warmer)
This is one of my oldest digital images … shot with an Olympus E-10 over 20 years ago. I love the dimples in the water’s surface from the reeds and grasses. An example too of how an overcast sky can provide good light … a clear sky with a sharp reflection would have resulted in a much different image.
This pond is along the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend, WA. There isn’t access to the shore of the pond … it’s all private property … so a shot through the trees is about all I could get. I’ve seen lots of water birds, an eagle perching on one of the overlooking trees, and some water critter that looked like a beaver or such. It was daytime, so the beaver answer is less than certain.
The image below was taken along this same stretch of the Larry Scott. It follows the old railroad grade and it drops off fairly sharply on either side along this section.