Archive for May 2008

Saint Edward State Park   3 comments

On my way to the grocery store, I decided to do some exploring (this is becoming a habit).  I made a stop at the Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA. MY OH MY what a park!

This park is a place of history.  In the late 1920s, Bishop O’Dea of the Seattle Catholic Diocese purchased the property with his own inheritance and donated it to the diocese for use as a seminary.  The seminary was built in 1931 and was named for Edward the Confessor, founder of Westminster Abbey and king of the West Saxons of England in the 11th Century.

For many years the seminary was operated as a boy’s school and seminary.  Then in the fall of 1977, the Seattle Diocese sold the 316 acres, including the seminary buildings, to the state of Washington for use as a park.  In June of 1978, the grounds of Saint Edward State Park were opened to the public.

 

 Saint Edward Park is the largest remaining undeveloped area on Lake Washington.  It is an absolutely gorgeous place with sprawling lawns and lush, forested trails.  The trails range from easiest to most difficult.  The difficult trails can get narrow and steep, but the views are amazing!  If you find yourself in Kenmore, WA, I highly recommend a long visit to Saint Edward State Park – You’ll be glad you did!

Here are some other creatures and plant life I discovered while exploring…

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Photo Hunters – Self   14 comments

PhotoHunters

This weeks Photo Hunters theme is self.   This is my before and now collage of my “self”. 

The first photo in the collage is my baby picture. The second one is a lovely picture of me when I was 6 years old and decided to trim my own bangs 🙂  That’s my wonderful husband Steve with me in the third picture.  And the last picture, I actually took today (Friday) in preparing for this  post.  There you go!

Happy Photo Hunting!  Can’t wait to see everyone’s posts this week…

 

Posted May 30, 2008 by Lana G! in Photo, Photo Hunters, Photography

Sky Watch Friday   65 comments

 UFO Clouds?

For more Sky Watch Friday, head on over to Tom’s!

Sky Watch

 

Posted May 29, 2008 by Lana G! in Clouds, Photo, Photography, Sky Watch Friday!, Travel

Let’s Talk   3 comments

Friendship is wonderful and we women sure do know the importance of that relationship. Had dinner with my true friend Svetlana last night. We talked over dinner for hours and time just slipped away. At the end of the evening, we both said the same thing, we must do this more often. So true, so true.

Svetlana, in all our talking last night I forgot to get a picture of the two of us! So good to see you. So good to talk and talk and talk with you! We must do that more often!!! My joy was complete last evening! Love you!

WFW – Prayer   20 comments

ABC Wednesday – S   15 comments

S is for…

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Weekend In Review – Sunday   1 comment

Sunday – a day of rest and relaxation…

I headed over to the Bellevue Botanical Garden and was not disappointed.

I will be coming back here more often; a lovely, peaceful and beautiful place.