Aug. 15, 2021. I’ve joined my pals Roy and Dave for a Sunday morning of fun sketching around the future Mountlake Terrace light rail station. After walking around the construction site for 15 or 20 minutes, I’m afraid that no good vantage point will materialize. But, eventually, I find a spot that affords me an interesting view. Peeking over the chain-link fence, I can see the elevated tracks and construction equipment near and far, including a giant crane topped by an American flag that is waving in the wind. Evergreens silhouette the skyline, seeming to mark a frontier between nature and development.