We beat the upcoming flood & wind watch by just a few hours! The Cheasty Greenspace on Beacon Hill is part of a stunning 43 acre woodland right near the heart of downtown Seattle. It was warmly glowing with autumn color all around. Every once in awhile the breeze would stir, sending a batch of solemn leaves eerily fluttering down at an angle. The kids hunted for ivy that has regrown since the seven years ago when it was originally cleared by neighbors, spear-heading the creation of the large trail network and native plantings, now supported by the city and the Green Seattle Partnership, along with countless volunteer hours. After weeding, we planting a smattering of native plants and of course played in woods, climbed trees and found a remnant fort.