Blog — Notes of a Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to my blog. I am a plastic surgeon in Seattle and have been in private practice since 1991. I've seen more than a few interesting faces and cases through my years spent in the exam room, the operating room and the emergency room. And I have an opinion on just about everything relating to plastic surgery (and a lot of unrelated stuff). If you like my blog, let me know. Thanks for reading! Lisa

A few of my favorite things.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon hits a triple on her morning walk.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon's all time favorite creature.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon’s all time favorite creature –       the kingfisher.

This morning I took a nice, brisk walk along Seattle’s Fremont Ship Canal.  It is wonderful place to start the day, especially in the summer.  Today I saw the usual early morning suspects:  dogs with their humans, middle aged rowers gliding across the water in their shells and skulls, the morning shift workers at Foss Maritime.

And I was treated to some of Seattle’s  urban wildlife.  First up was a Great Blue Heron, standing as still as a statue waiting patiently for it’s breakfast to swim by.  Next I saw the sleek brown head of a muskrat leaving a little wake behind it in the dark morning water.  She was likely headed home to little muskrat pups after a night of foraging.

Just when I thought my morning couldn’t get any better, I heard the distinctive rattle cry of a kingfisher.  I followed the sound with my eyes and spotted my all time favorite creature on a branch of a nearby poplar tree, just as he helicoptered down and then dove  into the smooth surface of the ship canal and emerged moments later with a small fish in his mouth.

This juxtaposition of the great outdoors with great city life is one of the many things I love about Seattle.  I just need to remind myself of this sometimes in the winter months when it’s so wet, I have moss growing on my north side.

Thanks for reading!  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder


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