On a lovely 2 Days in Seattle trip, my daughter & I visited the Seattle Japanese Garden. It was blustery day (our umbrella turned inside out, like in the movies!), so we practically had the park to ourselves. This provided lots of time for my daughter to practice her landscape sketching.
This Great Blue Heron is apparently a regular resident of the garden. He was so beautiful & still that for a long time, I thought he was a statue! I was SO MAD that I had forgotten my camera & only had my phone camera with us.
The Seattle Japanese Garden is open March 1st through November 30th & costs less than $10 a person to visit. The garden is beautiful even in late winter, but puts on a spectacular show in the spring & summer.