One of the reasons I moved to Bellingham, Washington and the main reason I stay despite the housing situation, is the city’s parks. The scenery in northwestern Washington blows my mind sometimes and opens my heart. Just like Seattle, sparkling lakes and bays surround Bellingham and the greenway that snakes itself across the city provides ample space for walking, jogging, and biking. You’ll find me most often hiking the urban trails with my camera in tow.
Yesterday I revisited a favorite park, Big Rock Garden, a literal sculpture garden where nature and steel intersect like a harmonious marriage. I visited the park to take photograph of sculptures to enter in a contest hosted by a local magazine and non-profit, Sculpture Northwest.
Here are highlights from my visit (not entered in the contest):
Directions from Bloedel Donovan Park, bike, walk, or drive north on Electric Avenue, turn left on Alabama Street, and then head north up the hill on Sylvan. The park entrance is at the top of the hill, on the right. You’ll see a parks and recreation sign, “Big Rock Garden”. Dogs and bicycles are not permitted in the park so leave the pooch at home.
The park offers creative inspiration, solitude, and peace. You can also sit in the temple in the middle of the park. Best times to visit the park are spring, early summer and late fall. For more information visit Big Rock Garden
All photographs are by Patricia Herlevi, do not use without permission. All Rights Reserved