It looks like everyone is sleeping in for the big New Year’s bash tonight. I walked 3.8 miles on one of the three main roads into Coupeville and saw “one” car! I did not see any other walkers either so it was pretty peaceful and quite. It was quite cloudy and dark so not very many photo-ops.

But here are a couple of snaps for my effort. The first is a very dark wharf with the Christmas lights still running out the railings and around the Coupeville sign above the door.


And Coupeville was a “Ghost Town”.


So onward to a happy and wonderful New Year. May it be the best in your life ๐Ÿ™‚


Boy oh boy was it quiet this morning, there must be a lot of people taking the week off. Not only was it quite peaceful but it was beautiful as well. I walked around the Ebey Prairie and along Front Street in Coupeville.

The sunrise was just beautiful from the prairie.


Looking to the southwest the pink sky, blue snow capped Olympics, wonderful old farm and the newly growing green field made for a nice photo.


As an indication of how busy it was this morning, this is historic Front Street, catching it’s breath from the busy Christmas weekend.


There was, however, some maintenance going on around town. If you recall it had pictures of the roads being resurfaced around town. Now, several months later, they areย  getting around to adding the crosswalk markings.


Down at the end of our street at Cap’t Thomas Coupe’s Park they were doing something with the boat dock and ramp. When the winter storms come in it can get pounded really hard so I’m not surprised to see it needs a little help.


Merry Un-Christmas and enjoy the short week ahead.


From our house to yours, here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

This is our family Christmas Eve party at my daughter’s house.


From left to right. Back row: son-in-law Matt, daughter Jenni, grandson Camden, my wife Marilyn, ME.

Front row: grand daughter Emerson and grandson Hudson.


What a surprise, we have snow this morning. Unfortunately I can’t find my snow shoes so no walking.

Actually we only have about 2″ of accumulation and it will be gone by this afternoon. That’s about all the snow we ever get on the island but it’s exciting while it lasts.

So instead of talking pictures from around Coupeville I took some “snaps” from around our home, enjoy.


The front of our home.


Close up of the “Perkin’s Street Penguins”, we live on Perkins Street.


The snow is quite wet and makes for interesting shapes on our patio.


I like the “raised rims” on our barrel garden.


The back garden wall created a “dashed” effect, nice.


This is probably as close as we’ll get to a real snowman this year.

Have a great weekend ahead and my you have a White Christmas!


It was a beautiful morning walk today that presented with numerous photo opportunities. It was pretty dark again when I left at 7:15 but there was a beautiful sunrise happening to the southeast. What caught my eye first was what appeared to be a “forest fire”. Of course it wasn’t, just a beautiful sunrise behind the trees.


Once I got out of the woods I was presented with a beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains.


Back over in Coupeville the wharf looked really nice it the early sun light.


While a lot of people decorate their homes for Christmas I spotted this place that had all their decorations up. Has anyone ever told you that the people here in Washington State and Coupeville have a passion for Football? Christmas lights and football, nice combination.


Back home I took this picture of the little display we have in front of our porch. We live on Perkins Street so it seemed appropriate to display the “Perkins Penguins”. Credit goes to Marilyn’s sister Susie who made it for us.


Have a great day and catch you in the morning.


I didn’t walk this morning for two reasons. First the wind was gusting over 30 MPH and while waiting for it to subside I got busy and just didn’t make it out. Fortunately that didn’t stop my photo efforts.

I spotted “Da Moon” out the back window and just had to take a picture.


Then out the front window I spotted the fawn, which was wearing its winter coat, munching away on our Bergenia. They aren’t supposed to like those, that’s why we plant them out front. Oh well, so much for that idea!


Have a great day and with any luck we’ll go for a walk tomorrow.