PHOTOS: Scenes from spring’s start in West Seattle

Thanks for the photos!

First, two sunset scenes … above, from Robin Sinner; below, from Jan Pendergrass:

Next, from Gary Potter of longtime WSB sponsor Potter Construction, his neighborhood’s “6-foot happy hour” tonight:

And last but by no means least, from Richard Hill:

If you could use something to look forward to … the next change of seasons, the summer solstice, will be on June 20th.

16 Replies to "PHOTOS: Scenes from spring's start in West Seattle"

  • anonyme March 20, 2020 (7:57 am)

    Have leash laws been suspended due to Covid-19?

  • WsDudeman March 20, 2020 (9:30 am)

    Rolled past Alki on an errand run yesterday afternoon and was astounded to see how many people were congregating on the beach or in immediate proximity to one another as the jogged and biked along. Young, old, middle aged.We have lots of open space folks, take this time to be a little extra cautious and just space yourselves from one another. It’s worth it.

  • ComeOnNow! March 20, 2020 (9:57 am)

    It’s really nice that people are enjoying the weather but if we ignore the warnings we will all end up being forced to shelter-in-place without the option of sunny walks. This isn’t at all calling out the nice Happy Hour folks, it’s more for the literally thousands of people on Alki yesterday. Q13 even ran a story because it’s just like a regular summer day out there with a lot of folks congregating in groups and generally disregarding the order by the governor. Restaurants are open and serving food & alcohol to eat on site. If you have teenagers or 20-something kids, please show them the New York Times article that talked about the 20-44 year-olds who are currently in the hospital because of the virus. We cannot be locked up because a few selfish people can’t go a couple of weeks without partying. 

    • Tell'emSteveDave March 20, 2020 (3:18 pm)

      We have a whole generation of participation trophies who’ve learned they are not expected to have any personal accountability under any circumstances whatsoever, do you really think these people actually care about anyone else?

      • WSB March 20, 2020 (3:41 pm)

        GENERALIZATIONS NOT WELCOME.Yes, they do. The most worried/responsibly acting person I know right now, for example, is my millennial/Gen-Z son, who had to come home from college months early. There are people all across the age spectrum who are acting responsibly, and people all across the age spectrum who are not.

        • Aaron March 20, 2020 (5:01 pm)

          Thanks for the fab response, WSB! 

        • songstorm March 20, 2020 (5:25 pm)

          Hear, hear, WSB!   I had to scold my partner for saying much the same thing (he conceded I am right, as usual).  The 56-year old man who was positively confirmed to have COVID-19 and refused to stay under quarantine so that they had to put an armed police officer guarding his house to protect the community, is not a millennial.  Many of my co-workers are part of the ‘participation trophy’ generation and they are staying home to protect themselves and their loved ones.  Stupidity is not age-specific.  

  • momosmom March 20, 2020 (10:04 am)

    Hey is that David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young standing behind the woman wearing the blue hat? :>) 

  • bloo March 20, 2020 (11:16 am)

    This weekend may very well be crazy crowded at Alki Beach and at the tennis/basketball courts, ballfield and Whale Tail Park.  Is there any way we could get some police presence or someone to help with social distancing?  It is very difficult for residents to go outside for some fresh air, or to take our dogs out without being confronted by crowds.  We need some help!  

    • Judee March 20, 2020 (1:05 pm)

      Well Bloo you want police presence so you can walk your dog…to me that’s you adding to the non-social distancing. Alki and all other places you mentioned do not just belong to you and YES people should be staying home but like you it’s all about them. 

    • KM March 20, 2020 (3:52 pm)

      Am I reading this correctly? You want the cops to patrol Alki to tell people outside that someone else wants to go outside? Like “Excuse me, but we have a RESIDENT would like to walk their dog, so you need to leave?”

  • Curate March 20, 2020 (11:20 am)

    It really seems like restaurants with outdoor areas should be told by authorities that their take-out customers cannot eat on site and designated patio or sidewalk areas, unless they are 6 feet apart from one another. :-/

    • CAM March 20, 2020 (4:24 pm)

      Or people could follow the rules and take the food to go like they are supposed to. Those tables, no matter if you space yourself out or not, are not a good place to sit if you don’t want to be exposed or pass the virus on to someone else. Germs linger on surfaces for extended periods. 

  • Bj March 20, 2020 (1:04 pm)

    We need everyone to be safe for everyone to be safe!!!

  • Kristina March 21, 2020 (1:49 pm)

    Thanks for the six foot happy hour idea! I texted my neighbors an invite to do the same: byob, maintain social distancing, healthy  folks only. It is also a great chance to connect with older folks who need help getting supplies/groceries or have other needs by getting in touch with everyone to offer support. Looking forward to seeing my healthy neighbors, from a distance, outside, tonight! 

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