ANGRY BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE – February 9, 2015

Like most people on the west coast we’ve been getting slammed with the “Pineapple Express” river of rain and wind. This morning looked threatening when I left the house in the dark but by the time I got out to Ebey Prairie I found beautiful sunrise mixed in with the angry skies. I hope you like what I saw and photographed.

I really liked the silhouette of the trees in these next two photos.

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Heading back home I couldn’t help but notice how high the tide was this morning. The wharf appeared to be floating on the Penn Cove. It just a good deal that the wind wasn’t blowing waves up onto the wharf.

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Looking back at town from the Coupeville Wharf I could still see angry skies. It was a great contrast to the colorful buildings along Front Street.

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It’s hard to say at this point how the day will actually turn out but for now all is calm and quiet.

Have a great week ahead and thanks for walking with me around the wee town of Coupeville.

MORE CLOUDS – February 4, 2015

I guess I should stop whining about the gray skies and clouds, after all it’s still winter and that’s what we get most days. Fortunately Snohomish Slew, the “Frognosticator Extraordinaire” on January 31st, Washington State “Groundfrog Day”, did not see his shadow so we’ll be having an early spring. For now I’ll take blue and gray photos.

I walked across the island again and caught a peek of the Olympic Mountains above the cloud bank. This really is how blue it was when I took this photo.

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Down on Ebey Landing I pointed my camera west and took a picture of the cliff and beach. It’s not great but gives you an idea of the beauty that is all around Coupeville.

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Heading back home I spotted these unusual vegetables in the garden at Willowood Farm. They kind of look like beats but not. Any ideas?

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So on our 6.5 mile walk this morning that’s all I saw that needed it’s picture taken. The blogs may get a little sparse the rest of this week since we have rain in the forecast for the next four days.

Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you soon.

EBEY PRAIRIE – February 3, 2015

I left the house early this morning because I could see the moon and stars along with some scattered clouds to the east. That combination should make for a beautiful sunrise and I wanted to be in place to capture it. So I walked a little over two and a half miles to the cemetery above Ebey Prairie. From there you look east to the sunrise. I got there about 7:20 am and the official sunrise is 7:35 am, perfect!

The only problem is that it never happened. It clouded up and there was no sun to be seen. So what to do? I know, set up the tripod and take a bunch of cloudy photos over the Ebey Prairie. I’m happy with the results and I hope you like them as well.

I’ll start with a big panorama overlooking almost the entire prairie. Click on the photo for a bigger view.

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This is what I got looking straight toward the “sunrise” at 7:35. Off in the distance is the Ferry House built in 1860. It was a stopping place for people coming across Admiralty Inlet going to Coupeville. If you look closely you’ll see what appears to be a large bird sitting just above the top branch near the center of the tree on the right.

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Here’s a close up of the “Bird”! Turns out it’s a broke tree branch but looks pretty convincing.

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On the way back home I thought this red barn looked nice in the grayness of the morning.

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The last shot on my way home was looking up this treed sidewalk leading up to one of the historic homes out on the prairie.

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So there ya go, another wonderful walk with you and all my other virtual friends. Thanks a bunch of joining me and with any luck we’ll do it again tomorrow.