OH NOT COUPEVILLE

I took my car into the repair shop at 8:00 this morning to have some electrical issues fixed. That meant no walking around Coupeville but it did give me an opportunity to walk around Oak Harbor a little bit. I managed to put in 4 3//4 miles and get some different kinds of photo, I hope you enjoy them.

The first thing I ran into was a bunch of mushrooms. I don’t know what kind they all are but they were quite interesting.

22-mushrooms2

22-mushrooms3

22-mushrooms1

The next thing I spotted, which I never expected to see in Oak Harbor, a mule.

22-mule

Then at the opposite end of the spectrum a wing tank from a fighter jet, at least I think that’s what it is.

22-wing-tank

I had breakfast at Frank’s Place. I’ve never enjoyed their food but I though, “How could the screw up breakfast?” Well I guess in a place that’s proud that they serve Spam I shouldn’t have ordered “Eggs Benedict”! It’s an interesting place that caters to the military folks from  NAS Whidbey.

22-franks

On the way back to the repair shop I spotted this “Monster Wagon”. It’s kind of cool but not very practical.

22-wagon

Tomorrow, with any luck, I’ll be back to walking Coupeville.

TOO DAK, USE FRASH

Our contractor was coming at 8:00 this morning so I left early for my walk and it was dark. “Dark” does not do much for photography especially when my little camera doesn’t do flash very well.

It brought to mind an early 35mm camera I had. It was in the early days of voice synthesis. One feature on the camera was it talked only it spoke with a Japanese accent. One of my favorite commands was when it was too dark to take a picture, it would way “Too dak, use frash”. For those concerned that is not a raciest remark.

So that was the majority of my walk and here’s proof.

21-flash

Toward the end of my walk I had enough light for some scarecrow photos. This first one is by the recreation hall but I’m not sure who sponsored it.

21-scarecrow1

This one is at Coupe’s Park and is sponsored by the Coupeville Garden Club.

21-scarecrow2

Just down the block from my house I spied this huge mushroom. We don’t usually see them this big. Too bad it’s not a portabella.

21-mushroom1

21-mushroom2

Have a great week ahead!

MORE FOG

Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days but I’ve had things going on in the mornings so never got “Round Tuit”.

This morning’s walk was foggier than previous days so even “Phog Fotos” were difficult. Here’s a photo of one of the farms on Ebey Prairie which gives you a good idea of the degree of fog.

18-farm

The people with the “Tin Family” have them made up for Halloween, cute.

18-tin

They say a photo should tell a story all on it’s own. Well if you’ve ever been to Toby’s Tavern in Coupeville you’d know that they have some of the best mussels and clams around. This picture sums up why the are so good. The Penn Cove Mussel Farm is about one mile west of town. This truck is delivering mussels and clams right from the water to the tavern. To be fair to other eateries in town they all get fresh daily deliveries of shellfish from Penn Cove Shellfish.

18-tobys

A comment from one of my new subscribers suggested a “Characters I Encounter” section in my blog. I like the idea and I’ll start with this “character”. It’s my friend Al who walks ten miles each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He’s a lot of fun and great guy. Nice picture Al 🙂

18-al

Have a great weekend filled with fun and joy.

END OF SEASON

It was foggy again this morning and I was wondering what would inspire me to make an interesting photoblog. I spotted some leaves lying on the ground and it got me thinking about the “End of Season” as in, things are changing as the year goes on and the seasons change.

This tree was loosing it leaves signaling the end of summer.

15-leaves

Out on the Ebey Prairie is noticed another sign of change.

15-dandelion

I guess you could call this the final “End of Season”.

15-cemetary

These are the very last of our crabapples.

15-crabapple

The “Tin Farmers Family” have quite a ways to go before their “End of Season” but rust is certainly working on them.

15-tin-family

This barn is sadly ending it’s season as well.

And now some “non theme” photos that I liked this morning. This is St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the fog.

15-church

What do you get when you have fog, a post and sunrise? A “Fire-stick”!

15-firestick

I walked down to the beach and took this foggy photo of the wharf.

15-wharf

15-equipment

PHOG FOTOS

It was really foggy out this morning which can make photography difficult but like my brother Ron always says, “When you have  fog take fog photos”. So here ya go!

I’ve taken lots of photos of this barn in the past but I really like it in the fog.

14-barn

I started to see signs of the sun as I headed toward Ebey Prairie.

14-trees

And by golly there it is, all be it short lived.

14-sunrise

While this isn’t a very “foggy photo” I got to thinking about “Trick or Treat” and how many kids would walk up this sidewalk. It could be scary.

14-trick-or-treat

It was dark enough from the fog that the lights were still on at the wharf. I thought it made a nice picture.

14-wharf

Close to home I just had to stop and take a picture of this bush. What a beautiful fall color.

14-red-bush

And that’s my offering for today. I hope you enjoyed it and have  a great week ahead.

MUSSEL FARM AND MORE

I finally had a nice rain-free walk this morning. I decided to walk out of town west on Madrona along the Penn Cove Mussel Farm. They were just getting started harvesting their catch for the day.

Here’s one of the harvesters waiting to be put into service.

11-mussel1

Here’s another harvester heading out to the platforms that the mussels hang from.

11-mussel2

Here they are out on the raft getting ready to pull in the mussels.

11-mussel3

Back in town, please tell me these aren’t “Christmas” lights that were strung and lighted this morning.

11-christmas

The new surfacing project on Coveland Street appears to be half over.

11-road

The view from the wharf was particularly beautiful this morning.

11-sailboat

And finally, I saw this cat sitting on my neighbors porch looking particularly “Halloween”. He also looked like he didn’t enjoy having his picture taken.

11-cat

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch up with you again next weekend.

SCARECROWS, MYTHICAL AND REAL

The Coupeville scarecrow contest continues. Once again I got rained on which shortened my walk a little but I did find some more scarecrows and other things of interest.

This scarecrow was spotted on the library porch, it’s “Fancy Nancy”.

10-fancy-nancy

On Front Street I saw “The Little Prince” at the Penn Cove Gallery.

10-little-prince

I really like the idea of this next one. It’s “Christopher Robin” and it’s in front of “Christopher’s” restaurant.

10-christopher-robin

These scarecrows are not in the contest but are real “live” scarecrows, can you say that about scarecrows? They are guarding this garden by the Four Square Church.

10-scarecrows

The roadwork around town continues. They were putting a new surface on Coveland Street this morning.

10-road1

10-road2

And I finally got a pretty nice photo of our Harbor Seal, it posed very nicely and didn’t swim away as soon as I pointed my camera.

10-harbor-seal

I hope you enjoy my daily efforts to bring you a taste of my wee town of Coupeville.