|Right around the corner from our house, at the start of the walk, is an elementary school that has been under construction for quite a while. It's a typical example of local architecture, with its asymetric, triangular gables.|
|From there, the walk starts going downhill. Which is fine, but it does mean that I will eventually have to go back uphill.|
|For one long section of the walk there is a great view of Mt. Rainier. It was a bit of a cloudy day, so it looks like it is floating on the clouds.|
|More downhill. It's a good thing there are sidewalks on this part of the walk.|
|Looking back in the opposite direction|
|Around the corner is the start of a gradual uphill climb.|
It's kind of a busy street here, less residential, and no sidewalk, so I have to walk on the verge.
Which is not always easy, because in some places, there is a ditch full of trash and rocks.
|I pass this cute old house. It has a lot of character.|
|Foxgloves grow wild everywhere on the roadsides here in the PNW.|
I pass a couple of gravel driveways, which I can't resist taking pictures of.
|This one is paved, and fortunately, the house at the end of it is for sale.|
|So that alleviates the mystery.|
|Toward the end of the walk is another view of Mt. Rainier. In this picture it has a lenticular cloud formation over it.|
You can read about lenticular clouds here. And see more amazing photos of Mt. Rainier with lenticular clouds over it here.
|Getting close to the center of town, there is a mini-park/garden with a statue made from wood, of a man fishing.|
The garden has roses (probably Knockouts, judging by their lush foliage), summer- and winter-blooming heather, Nandina, and oakleaf hydrangeas.
|This plaque tells what the little park commemorates.|
|By this point I'm pretty close to prostrate as well.|
|Around the corner is another little rise, and then I'm home!|
I hope you enjoyed coming on this walk with me.