We passed through Seattle’s Lake Union houseboat community on the way to work this morning just to snap a picture or two of the jaw-dropping view on lake. With the slow change of seasons from summer to fall complete, and this cold front having moved in entirely, the bright winter sun we’ve been so lucky to hold on to almost all the way through November showed off Seattle in all it’s sparkly glory again this morning.
Nestled between Downtown, Elliot Bay and Lake Washington, Lake Union’s light almost seems to creep in westward through the Montlake Cut, beneath both bridges to begin tackling the thick fog bank that looms over the lake many mornings and brightening the rest of the city. This morning’s fog was spectacular, in the early hours, it hid the lake entirely, breaking up as the sun rolled over Capitol Hill and started to illuminate Queen Anne’s Eastern face. Later morning revealed a still, shimmering surface dotted with kayakers and reflecting the beginnings of a sleepy Seattle skyline. The effects were almost ethereal, and we captured the moment for some further bragging via the blogosphere.