We’ve had nothing but beautiful weather for about a week. It seems it will even get better over the next few days. Today was again sunny and nearly 60 degrees. I had a couple errands in Bellevue which I tackled after the morning commute had cleared. I decided this would be the perfect time to look in on the renovation of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
The garden itself was much as I remembered it. There is a massive new Visitors Center with lots of meeting spaces. Photos are here
My goal today was to see the suspension bridge over the ravine, which I’ve never seen before.
I used my new masque pen to preserve the white areas so I could later paint the foreground trees and the suspension lines.
I met a young couple strolling but prepared with binoculars for birds they might see. We spotted a hawk together. We passed an informational sign that indicated Pileated Woodpeckers are in the area. I would really like to see one! I think I might have only once before. But there was evidence of their activity near the trail.