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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Late Entries for Seattle New Year's Day Traditions

On New Year's Day, we love to go to Golden Gardens Park, where the Kite Association gathers and flies kites. This year was very cold, rainy and blustery -- so much so that I finished my sketches at home.

Another Seattle New Year's Day tradition: burning Christmas trees on the beach. Golden Gardens Park is a salt-water beach on Puget Sound, about 5 miles north of downtown. The park provides burn pits, picnic tables, invigorating beach hike and fantastic vistas.


  1. Glad you finished them! Kites are delightful - I can feel the breeze!

  2. These are wonderful with color, really give the feeling of the weather and day!

  3. I love how the color of the kites just pop out of the painting. What a great focus to the image.