1) It seems wise to go outside before the average daily temperature is 16 degrees. 2) We've had a couple good windstorms and I wanted to collect downed branches, pine cones, and other miscellaneous forest treasures for the little nature wreath I'm planning to make. Of course, it started to snow as soon as I put my shoes on, but it didn't last long...and about midway through the walk, I even caught a glimpse of my shadow! Exciting, I know. There haven't been too many shadow-glimpsing days of late.
|You have to cross under the T.J. Meenach Bridge (built 1993) to access the trail. The traffic above you makes a nice|
ssshusssh noise when it goes over. This is the Spokane River, by the way. Not too high at the moment.
|This picture makes me feel like I'm in a Gothic novel. You know I'm OK with that, right?|
|You'll encounter this along the trail. Kids come here to break bottles and burn things. Like kids do.|
And by kids, I'm guess I mean teenagers.
|Graffiti. Another thing kids like.|
|Look, it's a hook that once held a door. And various fascinating lichen! Kids are probably not so into that.|
Not that I know what kids like. Kids these days, am I right?
|This is when my shadow appeared!|
|I wish I could have collected some of these for my wreath.|
Alas, they would wither away inside my apartment.
|By the time I made it back to the truck, the storm clouds had started rolling in. |
Although, I don't think it ever really stormed today. My shadow crept back into hiding.