Two intrepid West Seattle photographers are sharing scenes from Lincoln Park and vicinity – above, John Gallone suggests captioning that photo he took near the park around noon today “Coyote enjoying his snow day.” Earlier in the morning, Trileigh was out in the park:
There are several very large trees downed in Lincoln Park, a couple across the bluff
path. First, there are probably some safety issues in that downed trees can bend both their own wood and that of other trees/branches that they knock down, and that bent wood can be under a lot of stress. If you happen to release that stress, the tree or branch can suddenly pop up with a lot of force-so kids and parents (and the rest of us) should be cautious about exploring those downed trees.
But also, on a sad note – one of the huge trees that came down was the one that had a wild beehive in it, and this morning we saw that some of the bees are still alive, though probably not for long in this cold. We tried to cover them up so that they could huddle and stay warm. There are so few wild hives left that we were really sorry to see this one knocked apart by the storm.