Seattle is the "Emerald City," but its grass in this record summer heat? Brown, as we sweat it out in Seattle. (July 30, 2015)

Sweating in Seattle

by Helen Holter

Seattle shattered its 1958 summer heat record! Results: tomatoes in my backyard, no-snow mountain views from my (nearly) backyard, Discovery Park, and a cool blue moon to boot.

 

Definition of 'futility:' growing tomatoes in Seattle. EXCEPT -- this year, shattering all our records for summer heat. <br /><p id=(July 30, 2015)” width=”660″ height=”495″> Definition of ‘futility:’ growing tomatoes in Seattle. EXCEPT — this year, shattering all our records for summer heat.
(July 30, 2015)

My favorite spot in Seattle: 500+ acre Discovery Park, home to bald eagles, a lighthouse, and random cougars. <br /><p id=(July 30, 2015)” width=”660″ height=”495″> My favorite spot in Seattle: 500+ acre Discovery Park, home to bald eagles, a lighthouse, and random cougars.
(July 30, 2015)

Once in a blue moon, there's a blue moon. I shot this from my backyard, looking up and beyond. <br /><p id=(July 30, 2015) ” width=”660″ height=”495″> Once in a blue moon, there’s a blue moon. I shot this from my backyard, looking up and beyond.
(July 30, 2015)

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[Feature photo credit: Helen Holter. The upper hills of Discovery Park, overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains]

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