On July 16th, I thought the river bank at low tide appeared strikingly verdant. The biggest patch of green is actually a slab of concrete, which is part of the paving that keeps the embankment from eroding. It's turned green with life like everything else that spends so much time covered by water. The tide rises and falls approximately eight feet here twice a day. The water was very flat when I took this, but depending on the wind, the waves are often quite impressive. Pilings are left from old buildings that have disappeared. It adds to the romance of the river, for sure.
I took this photo from the parking lot of the old Englund Marine building at the foot of 15th Street. There is a sidewalk at the top of the embankment, but people exercising or enjoying the view use the stretch of parking lot just as often. There are a couple of comfortable benches, too. The building on the left is the dispatch office of the Bar Pilots (a separate organization from the River Pilots), and the building directly at the end of the water is the outstanding Maritime Museum (and an unusual design), which will have plenty of photos of its own as time goes on. Here's a former post of a ship and buoy in permanent dock there. Active Coast Guard ships also uses docks at the Maritime. It's a little burned out by the exposure, but you can just see the clouds settling low into the trees on the hill.
Today is Think Green Thursday in the world of photo memes.