My gardening-loving pal and I preceded today's walk with a stop at the Tinh Xa Hue Minh Vietnamese Buddhist Temple (we could smell incense). The temple had a serious fire but we met a monk who invited us to return any Sunday when it is open. On the walk, We enjoyed gardens as we walked 7.4 miles in the South Beacon Hill neighborhood. We noted quite a few tulips in bloom between Beacon Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr Way.
Most of the area is residential with schools and a few businesses and the Rainier Beach light rail station on MLK Jr Way.
Thistle P-Patch along MLK Jr Way, under the power transmission towers.
Wing Luke Elementary School - pictured in a prior post).
Van Asselt Elementary),
some large yards and skinny houses near I-5,