Armchair photo tours: Salmon spawning season at Carkeek Park in Seattle

Piper's Creek at Carkeek Park in Seattle Photos by Cheryl Landes From November through January, the salmon return to Carkeek Park in northwest Seattle after a long journey at sea. The journey marks the end of their life cycle and the start of a new one as they lay eggs in the creek. By the … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Salmon spawning season at Carkeek Park in Seattle

Armchair photo tours: A fall stroll in the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle

Photos by Cheryl Landes The 230-acre Washington Park Arboretum is a beautiful place to walk any time of year. Wander trails through forests, marshes, a Japanese garden, rhododendron glen, azalea collection, and winter garden. Look for birds and other wildlife in the trees, shrubs, and along the shoreline, and in the water. Every season brings … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A fall stroll in the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle

Armchair photo tours: Fall at the Kubota Garden in Seattle

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Kubota Garden in South Seattle is a treat for the eyes in the fall. The colors of the trees and shrubs are breathtaking in the textured landscape. The garden is the work of Fujitaro Kubota, a self-taught gardener who immigrated from Japan to Seattle in 1907. The Kubota Garden's address … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Fall at the Kubota Garden in Seattle

The Kilroy Stars shine on the West Coast until January 31

Image credit: The Kilroy Stars See the Kilroy Stars, four star sculptures created by Burning Man artists based in Oakland, California, at four locations on the West Coast through January 31. These stars are at highly visible locations in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The stars have more than 30,000 LED lights … Continue reading The Kilroy Stars shine on the West Coast until January 31

New Year’s Eve celebration at the Space Needle on TV and online

A glimpse of the New Year's light show at the Space Needle in Seattle to welcome 2021. The show is sponsored by T-Mobile. (Photo credit: Space Needle LLC) Update, January 1, 2021: Watch the recording of the show at spaceneedle.com/newyears. The video runs 11 minutes 30 seconds. New Year's revelers can't go to the Space … Continue reading New Year’s Eve celebration at the Space Needle on TV and online

Stream the holiday tree lighting at Westlake Park in Seattle

The holiday tree at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle (photo by Cheryl Landes) Update, November 28, 2020: Watch the video of the tree lighting at the Downtown Seattle Association's Facebook page. At 5 p.m. Pacific time today, watch the lighting of the holiday tree in front of Westlake Center, the Seattle Star (formerly the Macy's … Continue reading Stream the holiday tree lighting at Westlake Park in Seattle

Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

The Royal Room is closed because of the coronavirus, but that isn't stopping this venue in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood from bringing live music to the world. Throughout 2020, they're hosting The Staycation Online Festival with the help of The South Hudson Music Project and Live Concerts Stream. These free shows are livestreamed from The … Continue reading Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

Watch the 2020 Moisture Festival from home

The Moisture Festival, the world's largest celebration of comedy, varietè, and vaudeville, usually comes to Seattle in the spring. But this year, because of restrictions from holding large events due to the coronavirus, the festival moved online. The festival features highly skilled performance, where the imagination is the limit. Shows are mixed with bizarre talent … Continue reading Watch the 2020 Moisture Festival from home

Sample artisanal ciders from Washington-based producers at virtual Cider Summit

Photo courtesy Creative Commons The 2020 Cider Summit Seattle features varieties from six producers based in Washington State. Order a tasting kit online by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, August 30, and receive a link for Cider Summit Virtual Festival on Saturday, September 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific time. The featured producers for the tenth … Continue reading Sample artisanal ciders from Washington-based producers at virtual Cider Summit