Piper’s Orchard.


One of my favorite places in Seattle. Such a treat to visit here when it’s in bloom. Planted in 1900 or so, the orchard was rediscovered and renewed in the ’80s. Most of the trees are new but a few gnarly oldsters remain. An active volunteer community takes care of the trees and the bees.

Down in a ravine, but off to the side of the trail on a sunny slope, there’s something magical about the land here. You can hear the creek bubbling away, and because of the ravine, there’s not much traffic noise.