Happy New Years Eve – December 31, 2015

Before we get our shoes on and head for the door I’d like to take a moment and thank everyone who follows my blog for walking with me this year. We’ve had some good times and got to see some pretty cool stuff around my wee town of Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington, U.S.A.!

Lord willing we’ll be able to continue this adventure into the new year. I hope you’ll join me and tell your friends about all the fun you’re having. I really do like to share my walks.

Thank you also for the comments many of you have made. I really appreciate them and always reply. If you don’t generally comment, please don’t be shy. It just two friends having a little chat.

So bundle up, it’s 26 degrees F. out this morning. It’s easy to take photos of rain or snow or fog but how do you capture “cold”? Here’s my shot at it, get it? 🙂

The obligatory photo of the Coupeville Wharf with a very snowy Mt. Baker in the background.

Winter-Wharf

Because of a high pressure system we have some inversion going on trapping some of the smoke and stuff in the lower atmosphere. Here’s a closer photo of Mt. Baker looking over Coupeville, Penn Cove and Saratoga Passage.

Mt-Baker-2

And this is probably the “coldest” photo I could find. The dock going out to the wharf was completely covered with frost. It was very slippery under my feet and cold!

Frosty-Wharf

So with that I’ll wrap up 2015 and call it a good year. I hope you had a good year as well and onward to 2016, make it a good one!

Merry Christmas – December 24, 2015

I know it’s just Christmas Eve but I felt a need to say “Merry Christmas”.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate.

Here are a couple of photos from our wee house in Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington to yours.

Christmas-Fireplace

Christmas-Tree

Thanks to everyone who follow my blog and enjoy walking with me. I’ve been kind of lax these past few months but will try to do better in the new year. Speaking of which, have a blessed and wonderful New Year.

Sincerely,

Ken and Marilyn

PUFFY CLOUD MORNING – December 16, 2015

Hey, how about that, I walked and blogged two days in a row, I must be on a roll!

The lighting was kind of strange this morning and I really didn’t get that good of pictures. I took 33 pictures and these were the best and not all that great.

It was very dark and cloudy when I left the house at 7:30 but then they parted a little and be came puffy and white to the west as the sun was starting to come up. I call this “Puffy Clouds Over A Sleepy Town”.

Puffy-Clouds

Later in my walk, on my way home, the puffy clouds by Mt. Baker were starting to pick up some color.

Mt-Baker

I notice one nice Christmas display in this home that I really like.

Reindeer

A few months ago I mentioned that Dave Howell was the new owner of “Local Grown” an espresso store with local art, jam and other things made locally.

This morning I noticed that the name had changed and sure enough Dave renamed the store to something a little more fitting, the “Salty Mug”. Coffee out on a pier over salt water, perfect!

Salty-Mug

With that I’ll get out of your way and let you get on with your “Hump Day”, unless you’re retired and then it’s just another day 🙂

As always, thanks for walking with me.

TIS THE SEASON – December 15, 2015

Well look who’s still here!

I’ve been very busy working on my teardrop trailer and have not been walking. While I’m on my feet a lot each day it’s just not the same so I’m going to try and get in a little more walking and blogging.

I know it’s been too long and I’ve been getting “mail”, if you know what I mean, so here’s a little taste of today’s walk.

My wee town of Coupeville is all done up for Christmas. The business along historic Front Street are all lit up and full of goodies just waiting to go under Christmas trees.

Front-Street

As you can see it was kind of a dark threatening sky but I managed to stay dry. We have been getting hit with storm after storm for the past few weeks.

The Coupeville Wharf is decorated as well with a snow family guarding the building.

Wharf-Christmas

I’ve been noticing my neighbors old International Harvester truck and it always makes me think of the movie “Cars” and the tow truck “Mater”.

What do you think?

Mater

mater2With that I’ll let you get back to your busy day, I hope it’s a great one! Thanks for walking with me.