Beside Seattle’s Burke-Gilman bicycle trail, between 40th Ave NE and the Princeton bridge, there is a long, narrow swamp, only one tree wide. Flooded all winter, it lies in a dip between the raised bed of the trail and the slope behind some houses. Like Yesler Swamp and other local wetlands, it grows small, scraggly, mossy willows that look tough and unkempt. Here we see one or two of the trees along with someone’s backyard. I like the photo, but I’m thinking now that I should have included the edge of the bike trail on this side of the pool, just out of sight below the bottom of the frame.