Travels with Charlie: Late to the Spring Bloom

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Photo by Gordon Snyder

Nice day for great clouds and colors. Blooms and buds are popping everywhere except this gorgeous Late Bloomer near Fircrest…

Give it a few warm days and it will be vibrant.

Gordon Snyder


Anonymous,  April 10, 2024 at 8:15 AM  

Love your photos and commentary, Gordon. Lovely way to start the day.

It would be perhaps worthwhile to camera-capture the 317 beautiful trees along 145th before they are cut down to make room for tons of concrete (the huge Monkey tree is gone already), as well as the 274 trees - including some spectacular ones in Ronald Bog - destined for the same fate along 175th. All the blooming trees that welcome spring from I-5 to Meridian will be gone. It would be nice to have some preserved, if only digitally.

Or maybe, just maybe, your photos might inspire enough Shoreline folks to complain to city hall that this is not the progress they want. Of course we need better sidewalks, accessible to all, and good traffic flow around the light rail, but there needs to be more thinking outside the box so that trees that mitigate climate change in many important ways and refresh our spirits and sense of wonder, are not unnecessarily destroyed.

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