Sketched May 24, 12:48 p.m. This tree in O.O. Denny Park on the northeast side of Lake Washington is so special it has its name written on a plaque: Sylvia. Once the largest living tree in King County, it grew to be 255 feet tall and 27 feet around before a storm blew away its top…More
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Sketched May 23, 2:49 p.m. During my visit to Finn Hill (see previous post) I stumbled upon a historic drive-thru espresso on Juanita Drive NE across from Village Mart. Owner Katrina O’Malley said her stand used to be a toll booth on the 520-bridge from 1963 until 1979 (see a plaque she keeps inside.) Some…More
Sketched May 23, 4:24 p.m. [Click to view larger] [Sketch location on my Sketcher Google Map] My once-a-month exploration of different communities in the Seattle area took me to Finn Hill this week (See previous dispatches from White Center, Beacon Hill and Shoreline). This quiet and…More