Snow in Seattle is a blessing and a b*tch. Luckily I live near the Washington Arboretum.
Having just received 6+ inches we headed out early on cross country skis. Heavy, wet snow draped the branches of eucalyptus trees and other exotics. The snow muffled sounds, it was a beautiful time.
Lake Washington, at the north end of the arboretum, was grey and choppy with a northern wind. Few birds were visible but chirps of chickadees and others were present.
As we returned towards home after our 5 mile loop more and more families entered the park. Trails were full of dogs, children in sleds, and laughing families. It was a grand day.