West Seattle weekend scene: Cottonwood ‘snowstorm’

If you’ve been anywhere near cottonwood trees today – you might have found yourself in something of a “snowstorm.” Jamie Kinney‘s quick clip above, recorded at Westcrest Park, captures it; we experienced (but didn’t record) the same thing at midmorning, while driving eastbound toward Highway 509 from the end of the Roxbury/Olson corridor. Looking for some background, we found this 2010 story by Seattle Times reporter Lynda V. Mapes. As she noted, the peak season continues into the first half of June.

4 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scene: Cottonwood 'snowstorm'"

  • AMD May 27, 2017 (6:09 pm)

    It’s piling up in small “drifts” along 16th.  

    My allergies are horrible.  I’ve never wanted so badly for the rain to come and knock everything out of the air.  : (

  • Mike May 27, 2017 (9:12 pm)

    Pretty crazy to see.  Driving from South Center mall area all the way to Alki, tons of it.

    • WSB May 27, 2017 (9:20 pm)

      We just drove up the 1st/Olson hill to look at a (cleared) crash and saw the “drifts” on the roadside. Like so many other growing/blooming things, our extra rain might have magnified it all this year…

  • M May 27, 2017 (10:36 pm)

    The heavy cottonwood “snow” blowing along the drive on Olson/Roxbury by Westcrest Park is an annual marker for us that spring has arrived.

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