A FOGGY DAY IN COUPEVILLE TOWN

As often happens, I walked out the door and said, “It’s too dark and foggy to get any good photos today.” Well perhaps I was wrong. If not “great” photos you may find them interesting or you may even like them. So lets go for a walk.

First stop, this fall colored vine growing over this arched gate. I really like the colors in this one.

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Just to prove it was a flat light, foggy morning, I submit the following. This sailboat almost looked lonely with only it’s reflection to keep it company.

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The Coupeville Wharf with seagulls

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Front Street, downtown Coupeville

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Out on the wharf I spotted my walking buddy, “Al Thewalker”. We don’t walk together but we cross paths and share stories or lies as the case my be. The foggy backside of Front Street is in the background.

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The “Haunting of Coupeville” continues. This cemetery has some wonderful headstones. It’s located just behind the rec hall.

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There were more scarecrows that popped up this morning. Here are the latest ones.

Kapaw’s Iskreme and Far From Normal.

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The Basset Hound Club of Whidbey Island

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Thanks for walking with me and have a great Hump Day 🙂

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

This mornings photos are brought to you from yesterday’s walk with my sister Diane. We have a full day on our plate and I won’t be walking, at least not around Coupeville so, as I mentioned yesterday, I have more to share.

Out on Ebey Prairie the squash and pumpkins are ready to be harvested. My brother Ron, of Walking Fort Bragg fame, asked a good question, “How do pumpkin’s know to turn orange just in time for Halloween?” Coincidence, I think not.

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Of course some still have a long way to go before they become Halloween material. But I really liked this flower.

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I really like the way Sherman’s Pioneer Produce advertises the fact that they have pumpkins for sale. They paint these hay-rounds every year and place them in a field leading to their farm.

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And finally one more scarecrow we found on Front Street at the Penn Cove Gallery. Who knew scarecrows could be artistic?

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With that I wish you a great day ahead and I’ll be back walking and gawking tomorrow. Please join me if you can and invite your friends along as well.

MY SISTER IS HERE

I’m posting a little late today because I’ve been spending time with my sister Diane who’s visiting from Spokane. She went on my walk this morning and we had a nice time. Here are some of the things we saw but of course there was much more that I’ll share at a later date.

This is Diane.

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While here she’s staying at Cottage on the Cove. It’s a wonderful historic building right on Front Street and sits out over the water. The views are spectacular and here’s what Diane got to wake up to this morning.

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We stopped by last evening for a visit before dinner at Toby’s Tavern. Looking east from the cottage’s deck I spotted this nice photo of what we call the “Popeye House” with a sailboat and kayak’s in the foreground.

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Needless to say you need reservations to say at the cottage so book early.

Over the next few weeks you’ll be seeing a lot of The Haunting of Coupeville. As I mentioned last week the scarecrows are coming to town and we spotted quite a number of new ones this morning, here they are.

Central Whidbey Cooperative Preschool, The Coupeville Garden Club and Whidbey Isle Yarn.

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Front Street Grill, Coupeville Jr. Cheer (left) with Troop 44217 (right), and Cub Scout Troop 4058.

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That should keep you busy for a while. Thanks for walking with me and sharing it with my sister. Have a great week ahead!

CHANGING TIMES

It’s that time of year when things really start to change. It gets colder, it gets cloudier, it gets wetter and it gets prettier. The leaves are finally starting to change and this was the best example I could find this morning during my walk.

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Another sign of change is the hay is in the barn and ready to feed the animals through the winter.

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The pumpkins are orange and everyone is getting ready for the Haunting of Coupeville. This picture was taken at Sherman’s Pioneer Produce Farm. Not only do they have pumpkins, they have lots to entertain visitors. Corn maze, hay maze, hay rides and trebuchet pumpkin chunkin’.

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It looks like their old trebuchet will soon be replaced by a newer and bigger one.

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Another thing that’s changed is kids are back in school. Everyone seems to really slow down when school first starts up but how soon they forget. This is just a public service reminder to slow down in school zones!

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Finally, while not a change, I did manage to catch this interesting photo of a Heron in flight. I played with the photo a bit and kind of like the results. Your taste may vary.

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for walking with me.

LET THE HAUNTING BEGIN

This year Coupeville will be haunted with the help of the great plans from the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce. It all starts today and you can check out all the activities HERE!

The most notable thing you’ll notice as you drive through Coupeville are all the scarecrow’s! Every year there is a contest for the best scarecrow created by NonProfits, School Classes, Clubs, Scout Troops, Church Groups, Garden Clubs, or any other organized group. I’ll be posting many of them as the month goes on. Here’s the first one I’ve seen presented by the Lions Club.

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The sunflowers are done blooming and that means it’s time for the animals to start dining on the seeds. This young buck seemed to really be enjoying them this morning.

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Here’s something I’ve never noticed before, crab pots on the dingy dock. I have no idea why they are there or where they came from but they did make for a nice photo of the Coupeville Wharf.

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I hope you enjoyed our little walk today and will come back tomorrow. Hopefully there will be a few less clouds.