Fall Color

Further celebrating having lived in Seattle for 5 years now, I thought I’d bring you along and a walk with me and Honeybee. We had ourselves a mini-adventure walking from our house in Greenwoodish-Ballardish-Phinney-Ridgeish-land to Fremont. Well, upper Fremont, as they say. Whoever they are.

Secret Stairs over Ballard

It’s so beautiful this time of year. The light coming off the sun is just warmer and naturally quaint. It’s like you’re living in a Instagram filter. I love it! Dahlias are my 2nd favorite flower. They’re pretty much cornering the market on natural gradients and I’m loving every minute of it! And what the heck is this tree barnacle thing? Anyone?

So we’re walking along, right, and then we see these giant, out-of-contol-huge, like cyclopean sunflowers. I told Matt to put his big man hand in there for reference. The punkins were basically unimpressive after that.

Cyclopean Sunflowers

Fremont Peak Park has this lovely moon phase chart at its entry. Splendid. It also boasts a great view over Ballard.


If you know like I know, spiders are in your periphery right now. They’re fastidious architects, zooming around designing and building. The other day I saw one so big it made me say “wuguh” like an old cartoon car horn. That big. This one’s smaller, but no less noticeable from the sidewalk.



Thanks for taking a walk around and enjoying some Seattle sights with us. Living in a place where you’re surrounded by secret staircases, lush greens, great views and crawly critters is a luxury we appreciate and definitely try not to take for granted. Where’s the beauty in your world these days?



Author: Brianna Wray

I'm an artist in Seattle just living the dream.

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