Magnuson Park ~ Seattle

Magnuson Park is a 350 acres park on Sand Point at Pontiac Bay, Lake Washington, in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The park is the second largest in Seattle, after 534 acres Discovery Park in Magnolia.

Established in 1900 (military use 1922-1975)

On Tuesday March 28th our daughter Katie and I had a stroll in the park.

Katie and Andrew live on the edge of Magnuson Park while Andrew is attending the University of Washington. He is working very hard on an Aeronautical Engineering degree.

We had an umbrella in hand on this day that sprinkled on us off and on.

Hooded Merganser

I think this is a white breasted nuthatch.

Sun steps…

I think this is a ring necked duck.

Katie and I are headed for another walk at Magnuson tomorrow and this time we’re hoping for a sunshiny day.

Linking up to ABC Wednesday created by Mrs. Nesbitt and administered by Roger and his mighty team!

Lo, the Earth is Risen Again ~ Hymn

2016-03-29 Spring blossoms3

Lo, the Earth is Risen Again

Lo, the earth is risen again
From the winter’s bond and pain!
Bring we leaf and flower and spray
To adorn our holiday!

Once again the word comes true,
Lo, He maketh all things new!
Now the dark, cold days are o’er,
Light and gladness are before.

How our hearts leap with the spring!
How our spirits soar and sing!
Light is victor over gloom,
Life triumphant o’er the tomb.

Change, then, mourning into praise,
And, for dirges, anthems raise!
All our fears and griefs shall be
Lost in immortality.

Words: Samuel Longfellow, 1876.