Monday, May 31, 2010

Swan Creek Park

On Sunday I took a few photos at Swan Creek Park in Tacoma, Washington.  This lovely little stream valley is tucked away close to the Tacoma Dome, though you'd never know it from its remote feel. Rescued in the 1960s from being a landfill, the 290-acre parcel is a joint venture of Metro Parks and Pierce County Parks. The trail follows along and above Swan Creek (chum and coho salmon spawn here in late fall), which drains north along the east edge of Tacoma into the Puyallup River. Salmon Berry thickets and big-leaf maples swathed in licorice ferns flourish in the lower part of the canyon (a nice open walk in winter) switching to the conifers, Salal and Oregon grape that grow near the higher, drier parts of the trail.

7 comments:

Laurie said...

It's so nice to see this fabulous place through your eyes, David, not just the wonderful compo and the light and shadows but specially the enchanted mood. You have such a gorgeous area to photograph and you do it so well!

David Patterson said...

Thank you Laurie Ann!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I'm always amazed at what you notice and capture. Many scenes seem familiar even though I've never been there. Your photo of looking up at that mossy tree is lovely and amusing because I would be looking up at it too if I was there. You've saved me a neck ache!

Levonne said...

I love the scenes and what you have done with them. Thanks!

Levonne said...

Love the perspective in the middle two shots and love the subject of the bridge. Thanks. Nice work!

David Patterson said...

Thank you Diana and Levonne

SKIZO said...

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