It’s been chilly in Seattle the last few weeks with temperatures in the mid-twenties. Cold days mean glorious morning light so I’ve been bundling up and heading out.
Ice on a puddle.
Too early to play.
Once the sun has risen I like to take a morning walk going west along the Lake Washington shore path; catching the light coming through the trees and reflecting off the water.
Sun breaking through the fog.
Mist blurring the edge of water and sky.
Still water at Mt. Baker Beach.
Walking before dawn is like opening a geode; you never know whether the sky will burst into glowing color or a steel grey sky will simply slowly change to a lighter hue.
Time permitting, my favorite thing to do is head east along the Lake Washington path towards Seward Park and catch the sun rising over Mt. Rainier and a glowing lake.
Here are some morning walk photos.
Lights cut through the mist next to the lake.
Rowers near the Mt. Baker boating center.
This tree is now gone but graced the curve for years.
Sunrise on a foggy morning.
Walking the inner old-growth path.
Near the marina.
Glowing lake on the morning of the winter solstice.
A rare snowy morning.
Sun through the mist on a fall morning walking the loop around Seward.
A crow against the rising sun.