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PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

Story & Photos by Elston Hill We in Burien are so fortunate to have the Northwest vegetation and temperate climate, which attracts all kinds of wildlife into our backyards. Sitting in our backyard... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

From Elston Hill comes more great photos showing our strange smoky skies, courtesy wildfires in British Columbia being pushed our way by a southerly wind. On Thursday morning, Vashon and Blake Island... [Read more]

WEATHER: Cough cough! Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect until further notice

WEATHER: Cough cough! Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect until further notice

Significant wildfire smoke from British Columbia remains in our region – and is expected through Friday – so the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is continuing a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the recent smoky skies in Burien: “I was startled when we got home at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The sky looked yucky. Very hazy and/or dirty. Turns out... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued an ‘Excessive Heat Warning,’ starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 4. Expect temps to hit the high 90s, with Thursday most... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area…

PHOTOS: Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area…

Story & Photos by Elston Hill Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area during most of our growing season. Burien resident Shon Robinson (pictured below) specializes in assisting people plant... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos – taken on Monday, July 17 – that show green algae blooms on the surface of Puget Sound off the shores of Burien. “Tides and wind bring it in and out past... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Golden hour views from Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Golden hour views from Burien’s Three Tree Point

Photographer Aaron Wells shot these great photos over the course of a very enjoyable ‘golden hour’ at Three Tree Point Saturday evening (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): A... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

Elston Hill has done it again – this time capturing an amazing power of a lightning strike and its reflection in Puget Sound, photographed from Burien on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. “We seem to... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

The Peter Western Bridge was knocked down on Friday (May 19), and below are videos (and photos) of B-Town’s own “Galloping Gertie” courtesy the City of Burien (NOTE: the bridge starts... [Read more]

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo showing dark thunderstorms as they crept into our area on Thursday, May 4. “There were around 2500 lightning strikes from Olympia to the Canadian border,”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken from his Burien home on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21. “This is the rainiest and coldest winter/spring in 30 years,” Elston said.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

Courtesy Jamie Castillo comes this great photo of a rainbow seen over Burien during a stormy late Monday afternoon, April 10 (click image to see larger version): And courtesy Todd Loiselle comes this... [Read more]

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph on Friday

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph on Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 10 p.m. Friday evening (April 7), and residents are warned to expect winds from 25-35 mph, wth gusts up to 44 mph. “Winds this strong... [Read more]

PHOTOS: What was that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday?

PHOTOS: What was that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday?

Did you see that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday? Well, courtesy Elston Hill and Aaron Wells come these great photos documenting the setting of that foreign body, which hasn’t... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline managed to avoid some of the recent, seemingly relentless torrent of raindrops and capture some great photos of some local Trilliums just starting to bloom. “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of a mudslide in the upper parking lot at Burien’s Seahurst Park, taken on Tuesday, March 14: “Barriers have been placed to close off at least two-thirds... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Golden glow of a sunset & crow as seen from Burien Monday evening

PHOTOS: Golden glow of a sunset & crow as seen from Burien Monday evening

Courtesy Elston Hill comes more amazing photos of the golden glow of a March sunset on Puget Sound, as well as a crow (perhaps flying to roost in/near Tukwila?), as seen from his Burien home on Monday... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Friday

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Friday

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory, in effect from 1 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, March 10. Wind is predicted to be from the southwest from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts from 40–50 mph. Batten... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo gallery taken on ‘another dreary day’ in Burien: Another dreary day. Can you believe it? We just spent a month in Wyoming and Alberta. Cold? Yes. But it... [Read more]

UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

As we first reported, the City of Burien closed the Peter Western Bridge on S. 116th Street to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 due to storm-related erosion under the pilings. The... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

Photos courtesy City of Burien FOLLOWUP: As we first reported last Friday, Feb. 10, the City of Burien has closed the Peter Western Bridge – located at S. 116th Street, between Military and 24th... [Read more]

City of Burien closes Peter Western Bridge Thursday due to landslide damage

City of Burien closes Peter Western Bridge Thursday due to landslide damage

Photos courtesy City of Burien On Thursday night (Feb. 9), two City of Burien Public Works employees were inspecting the Peter Western Bridge (located at S. 116th St, between Military and 24th Ave S.;... [Read more]

Snow storm causes outages, closes just about everything in region Monday

Snow storm causes outages, closes just about everything in region Monday

Lots of snow has caused numerous power outages in the region, as well as school and other closures on Monday, Feb. 6. Here’s how this storm – which dumped around 5-6 inches of snow – has affected... [Read more]