Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, April 27, 2015

Strolling through Nisqually delta

The Feet & Forks strolled through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge today, soaking in a gorgeous spring day.

The Nisqually River Delta, near Olympia, WA, is a refuge for wildlife, hikers and photographers. In fact, jogging and bike riding aren't allowed so as not to interfere with the enjoyment of nature.

Besides numerous birds like this great blue heron and Canada goose, we saw frogs, snakes, dragonflies and a muskrat. The freshwater of the river mingles with the saltwater of the South Puget Sound to form an estuary teeming with life.

Since it's a wetland area subject to high water during high tide and mucky mud during low tide, there is a long boardwalk for walkers.

Can you spot Mt. Rainier?
We followed up our hike with the obligatory lunch (after all, we are the Feet & Forks). They didn't give us forks, so we posed with our sweet potato fries and a tater tot. Yum!

Tomorrow I vow to get back to quilting.

Have a colorful day


Edith Bieri-Hanselmann said...

Would have loved to join you!

Living to work - working to live said...

That looks perfect. I've heard of Mount Rainer. Isn't he an angry volcanoes. I'm off to google him.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

So glad you had a nice weather-day! Beautiful surroundings to spend it in!