365 Nature – Day 75

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There was still storm debris on the ground at Pritchard Beach park today when we went on our morning walk. Lake Washington seemed much the same although the water level has been steadily rising over the last week. The beach is decreasing in size. I was surprised there wasn’t much debris washed up along what beach is left. The path through the wetlands however was full of small branches on the ground. A few larger branches had also fallen but they had either been moved aside or had landed conveniently out of the way. The cherry trees were blooming, but a number of small branches had blown off in the wind. We picked a few up and took them home to put in a vase. The clouds which were so ominous when we walked to the wetlands broke and on our way home the sun shined down on us.

 

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Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of a book about urban nature, coming Spring 2020 from Mountaineers Books. She writes freelance articles about natural history and has bylines in Crosscut, ParentMap, National Wildlife Magazine and others. On the side she writes fiction.

Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

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