January 2, 2012
During a walk around Discovery Park, Magnolia, Washington I took this photograph of the mountains during a sunset.
Discovery Park is a 534-acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site.
The site is one of breathtaking majesty. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular view of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets, and streams.
Discovery Park is Seattle's largest park and offers a 534-acre natural area operated by the City of Seattle, Department of Parks and Recreation. The park occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site. There is a little bit of everything located at Discovery including two miles of rarely seen beach.
Situated on Magnolia Bluff and overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular views of both the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets, and streams. Hiking trails wind throughout the area. The 2.8 mile Discovery Loop offers a walk through forests of oak and Douglas fir, a meadow alive with the song of savannah sparrows, and breathtaking vistas of the sloping land and Puget Sound.
The role of Discovery Park is to provide an open space of quiet and tranquility away from the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, as well as an outdoor classroom for people to learn about the natural world. Maintained in its semi-natural condition, the park will continue to offer a biologically rich and diverse natural area for urban dwellers and an unmatched opportunity for environmental education. Discovery Park is also home to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.
From Field Journal Photography Blog