Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Photo(s)

Caption: The south end of Monroe, Washington, and the parks along the Skykomish River.

Image credit: Screenshot of OpenStreetMaps data displayed in TangoGPS by Cujo359

Last week, I tagged along with my friend Dana to see Monroe, Washington, and the Skykomish River, which runs along the south part of the town. While Dana was busy photographing rocks, flowers, and the odd bit of fauna, I was finding interesting things to photograph:

Image credit: All photos by Cujo359

That little architectural wonder is part of the Lewis Street Park. There's a bit more to it, though, like this view of the WA 203 bridge over the Skykomish River:

Head to the neighboring Al Borlin Park, and go down to the river, and you can see this view:

The Skykomish is a fairly large river, as demonstrated here by these folks in a powerboat, who clearly aren't worried about hitting anything:

Since it's primarily fed by runoff from the Cascade Mountains, it floods rather frequently and ferociously. Here are a few recent victims of such flooding:

The park is a wonderful place to wander around for an hour or two, with quite a few places where you can see things like this:

Since we started this article with a view of a bridge, I suppose it's fitting to close with one that's at the other end of Al Brolin Park:

Yes, believe it or not, it's a bridge, or what remains of one, at least, but that's a story for another time.

Meanwhile, click on the pictures to enlarge, and have a good Sunday.

UPDATE: Corrected the spelling of Al Borlin Park.

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