“BLUE SKIES, NOTHING BUT…”

This morning’s walk conjured up a bunch of “blue” songs, “The Bluest Skies You’ve Ever Seen”, “Blue Moon” (but no moon), “Color Me Blue”, etc. The reason was because of the blue skies I saw as I started out. But you might be surprised by my photos as I’m sure this is what you are thinking of. This is the Blue Goose Inn that I took near the end of my walk.

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But that’s not the case. This is what started me thinking “blue”. This photo is looking out over Coupeville and I used no Photoshop on it at all.

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Out on Ebey Prairie I saw the sun rising and you guessed it, it was “blue”!

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Looking south toward the Olympic Mountains, “blue”.

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Looking north across the prairie, “blue”.

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Looking up at a Orion P3 sub chaser flying overhead, “blue”.

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This farm has a nice “blue” background.

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It may be a “blue” Friday but I’m a happy guy 🙂

Have a great weekend and please give a minute or two to remember our courageous veteran’s during this Veteran’s Day weekend.

NO WALKING TODAY

Sorry friends but there are no Coupeville Impression photos from my walk today. The wind blew all night, it’s still blowing and it’s not a very nice looking day for a walk. I decided with the wind gusting 35 – 40 MPH and rain on the way I’d take a break.

Here’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it 🙂

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The weather is trending from the south southwest. I’ll try to be back on line tomorrow.

Make a great day!

HOME ADDITIONS AND OTHER STUFF

This morning the weather was threatening and I didn’t want to get caught in a downpour out on the prairie so I walked around town. I walked most of the north and south streets in Coupeville. That ends up being quite a workout since north – south goes from the beach up to around 200 feet. Since it was all in town I began noticing some of the additions that people have made to their homes. Then I noticed the horrible colors some people have used to paint their homes. I hope you find this interesting and you get to see a wee bit more of my town.

Here’s today’s route:

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Thank you Google Pedometer

The first add-on I noticed was this “crows nest”. Here on the island “view” is everything and some people go out or their way to get one.

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This add-on looks like it would be a nice writing room or craft room.

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I don’t know what these people were thinking with this addition. It’s an area they created under their deck and the sliding glass doors are sloping outward which would be hard to seal with all the rain we get. They did look wet on the inside.

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Here are a couple more “view platforms” that caught my eye.

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This was not an addition but it seemed a strange to build a garage at a 45 degree angle.

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And then there is “color”. I’m not sure what these people were smoking but it must have been just before they went to the store to look at paint chips. There seems to be a lot of “green”.

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The next time I walk around town I’ll get some pictures of the beautiful Victorian homes that were built by sea captains in the late 1800’s.

THE MORNING WAS “MOIST”

My post’s title today kind of reminds me of Norman in “Throw Mama From The Train” when he was looking for the right word to start his book. Anyhow this morning was very “moist”. It didn’t rain but by the time I got home I was wet. Despite the weather I did find some interesting photos for you to enjoy.

We had a pretty good wind storm over the weekend which blew a bunch of leaves and pine needles off the trees. Here they are combined into one photo.

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I noticed this tree that looked like a mushroom. It’s interesting how it lost its leaves.

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I decided to take a walk through Krueger Woods. It’s a nice little trail through the woods that’s only about a quarter mile long.
To the woods!” “No not the woods!”…

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We have red and white berries sprinkled in the bushes along the road. You don’t usually see them in a cluster like this. It reminded me of a cluster of wine grapes but I think I’ll pass on these.

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I believe this shot of Front Street in historic waterfront Coupeville gives you a good feel for the weather during my walk.

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This sailboat looked very lonely in the drizzle and fog.

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I also spotted this truly “Island Truck” which made me think of “Mater” from the “Cars” movie. The owner just got the engine back in but now it looks like his tire needs some air.

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That’s my offering for today, I hope you enjoyed walking with me. I always enjoy having you along.

DRAMATIC CLOUDS AND CANADA GEESE

Happy Monday of the first week of November, where do the days go?

This morning was another beautiful sunrise but it was accented by some very dramatic clouds. Once again there were also thousands of Canada Geese feeding in the fields of Ebey Prairie. I imagine they are bulking up for winter. I’ve also included three photographs that I really like from this morning’s walk.

So with that here are the clouds, no commentary required.

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And here come the geese a lucky shot. Well not totally a “lucky shot” I took about fifteen pictures to get this one. Practice makes perfect 🙂

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As long as we have birds I like this shot of a Red-Shafted Flicker.

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This turn-of-the-century farm out on the Ebey Prairie looked very homey in the morning light.

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And finally, I just can’t get enough of the old Coupeville Grain Wharf. The tide was in and in the morning light it was just perfect.

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Have a great week!

SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE THERE’S SIGNS…

Today’s walk got me thinking about the old “Five Man Electric Band” song “Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs” from 1970. I noticed that the signs around Coupeville and Ebey Prairie are a little different than you might see in other towns. So I took pictures of a bunch of them for you to enjoy. Not great photography just an interesting subject, enjoy.

First, Welcome to Coupeville.

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I start at the corner of Terry, Ebey and Terry, I hope that’s not confusing if you are looking for someone on Terry Road.

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Out on the Ebey Prairie there were several unique signs.

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And this political sign. I’m not promoting this individual but what I found interesting was that an “Engle” was running for office. William Engle first set foot on Ebey Prairie in 1852, 161 years later a direct descendant is still here.

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On the way back to Coupeville I saw this warning. If there is a tsunami follow this route along the water, huh?

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On the trail from Coupeville Town Park I saw this warning. This trail is along a high bluff and use to be a road but worries about the bank sloughing off forced them to turn it into a trail.

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Out on the Wharf I saw these warnings for boaters who visit our wee little town.

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By some stairs that go down to the beach I noticed this sign.

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And as a last gasp of Halloween I offer this:

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RIP and have a great weekend!