Sunday, November 28, 2010

One Year Ago

One year ago, on Sunday, November 29, 2009, Lakewood police Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens, and Greg Richards were gunned down and murdered by Maurice Clemmons at the Parkland Forza Coffee Co. shop. May we never forget. We will never forget.

The pictures here were taken before the dedication this afternoon of the memorial to Lakewood police Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens, and Greg Richards at the Parkland Forza Coffee Co. shop on 11401 S. Steele St.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Due Dates Notice at the Lakewood Library

I took this picture last Sunday.  I was feeling a little in need of cheering up that afternoon, and seeing this "due dates" notice did that for me.  LOL

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Leaves in Ice

picture taken on 23 November 2010

I thought the leaves looked so amazing encased in the ice. This picture was taken at Fort Steilacoom Park on the path around Waughop Lake on Tuesday.  It was very cold that day.  It's warming up now, and it's supposed to get up to 41 degrees today.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sun Shining on Waughop Lake

This picture is for Tuesday.  It's a little after 12am here, so I'm just a tad bit late!  It was taken on Tuesday at Fort Steilacoom Park.  Monday night we had another windstorm, though the wind wasn't as strong as it was the previous week.  This time, though, we had snow, too, and it was really cold.  Tuesday it was wonderful to see the sun and experience peacefulness after the storm.

This post is linked to Watery Wednesday.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Snow at a 76 Gas Station

So maybe this is why the sky had such a wintry look to it yesterday! We got a little snow late last night and it mostly melted. Then a little after noon today it started snowing again and has been snowing steadily since then, but it was warm enough outside that it kept melting. Sometime around 3-4 pm it finally started sticking some places, such as on roofs, but not on the road (yet). This picture was taken at 4:17pm. It's the 76 gas station at the of Bridgeport Way and Custer Road.  I took this picture from our car while we were waiting at a light. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's Starting to Look Like Winter at Waghop Lake

We went for a walk tonight at Fort Steilacoom Park, and there was a very cold breeze.  We reached the lake as the sun was going down, and the reflection of the late sun on the water was beautiful!  Even though it's still autumn, there was a wintry feel to the air and a wintry look to the lake and the surrounding trees and sky.  We had a lovely, refreshing walk.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lakewood Water Tower

This is a water tower in Lakewood.  Our family calls it the giant, upside-down flashlight.
Picture taken on 6 November 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Little Church on the Prairie

Picture taken on 14 November 10

This is "The Little Church on the Prairie." It was called "on the Prairie" because Lakewood was known as "The Prairie" in the beginning.  The building used to be a store before it was purchased in 1937, and it was redesigned into this pretty little church.  The Little Church on the Prairie became an official church on  September 18, 1939. You can read more about it's history here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fallen Tree at Fort Steilacoom Park

Due to Monday night's windstorm several poplar trees fell at Fort Steilacoom Park.  The tree in this picture fell across the pathway around the lake and crushed a bench.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lakewood Theatre

My husband remembers going to movies with his family at this theater when he was a child.  He said there is a balcony inside that is really neat.  He thinks that it was in use as a movie theater until sometime in the early or mid 80's.  As far as I can tell the theatre isn't currently in use, although I read somewhere that it can be rented for  $7,000 a month. This theater is a great piece of Lakewood history, and I hope that some day it will be renovated and used again!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cafe' Elite

Cafe' Elite
10903 26th Ave S, Lakewood, WA 98499

I've never had their coffee (yet), but their building caught my eye!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rainy, Gray American Lake

American Lake last Saturday.

Contrail above Waughop Lake

A contrail and its reflection on Waughop Lake on Friday (12 Nov. 10).
Contrails (short for "condensation trails") or vapour trails are artificial clouds that are the visible trails of condensed water vapour made by the exhaust of aircraft engines. As the hot exhaust gases cool in the surrounding air they may precipitate a cloud of microscopic water droplets. If the air is cold enough, this trail will comprise tiny ice crystals. (from wikipedia)
This post is linked to Weekend Reflections and Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Peace Tree

This picture was taken back on 13 February 2010 at Seeley Lake Park in Lakewood, WA.