This dry summer has given us a lot of dry, brown plants - but there is always green in Washington.
Lake Padden is another city park in Bellingham. No motors are allowed on the lake and no one is allowed to build on park property so it is wild and peaceful. Canoes and kayaks are very popular here - and some of those stand-up surf boards (not sure what they are exactly called) are also used here. Sometimes wind surfers come to the lake but it is so protected by the hills and woods that there is not a lot of wind.
Along with the green trees there is the green water
These three guys paddled around and around the lake
And a canoe with two others in it went past
They seemed to be having a grand time
Behind the three kayakers - in the green woods - you can see Don walking on one of the many trails around the lake. They have walking, bike and horse trails, but no motors are allowed on the trails either.
One, two, three - all in synchronized paddling