This is just in from a Beach Drive neighbor, Mary:
West Seattle has a real treasure a short distance away from Beach Drive’s odoriferous low tides: The Arboretum at South Seattle College’s north end. Leaves there are beginning to turn reds and yellows. Amble the winding paths through pleasant-smelling shrubbery (e.g., Golden Elaeagnus). The award-winning dwarf conifer collection also begins changing colors this fall. Free guided tours Oct. 10.