GOING, GOING … – July 6, 2017

This morning’s walk was during what photographers call the “Golden Hour”. That’s the hour just after the sun comes up. Everything has a golden glow to it.

I walked out to the Ebey Prairie again and just had to take another picture of this farm building. I’ve been taking pictures of it for years and it continues to just barely hang on. I’d guess that in another year it will be gone of at least completely overgrown.

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Yesterday I showed you “White Roses and Rust”, this morning I give you “Red Roses and Rust”. This old Allis-Chalmers tractor has long retired from service but still makes a pretty picture.

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It’s great to see you again, have a nice day!

OLD FARM EQUIPMENT – January 25, 2017

This mornings four mile walk was once again gray and flat but I didn’t let that slow me down. I went over to the high school and turned east on Terry Street. That took me past something that a lot of small towns, the size of Coupeville, don’t have, a bowling alley and diner. But sadly it is closed due to “…this Island is too small to support our little alley anymore.”  Are any of you interested in a great business opportunity in a small, beautiful, historic, island town?

Just to the left of it is something else you won’t see in Coupeville yet there it is, an espresso stand. Coupeville has a ban on “drive through business” with one exception, the two banks in town. I believe this is to prevent fast food places detracting for the quaint, historic, feel of the town. The reason the espresso drive through is there is because it’s just outside of the city limits.

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Further on down the road I saw some old farm equipment that I’ve seen in the past but could never get a very good picture of them because in the summer they are completely overgrown with blackberry bushes. They’ve whacked them back and their they are in their full, old, rusty glory. I really like old farm equipment, maybe it’s because I grew up on a farm in Nebraska where there were lots of old farm equipment even in the 1950’s.

This is an old Combine-Harvester from around the 1930’s.

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This Allis-Chalmers tractor is also from the 1930’s and may have pulled that old combine. I don’t believe it’s going to do anymore pulling. It’s’ always fun to imagine things like this equipment still working the fields as I walk around this beautiful prairie.

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For all you working people it’s hump day so thanks for walking with me, now get back to work. For all you retired folks, thanks for walking with me and have a wonderful day!

RACCOON AND FAWN – June 22, 2015

I trust you all had a nice Father’s Day Solstice weekend. Our weather was perfect and I’m sure many picnic baskets were emptied.

This morning I walked three and a half miles and as usual found some things from around Coupeville to share.

First I noticed this raccoon and as I was getting my camera turned on and positioned it started running at me! I snapped this photo and then looked out from behind the camera and it was gone. It just disappeared into thin air. But then I noticed the culvert running under a driveway and that’s where it disappeared.

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Just up the road from the raccoon was a family of deer with this tiny fawn posing nicely for me. I just love this time of year when all the babies are out and about.

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One thing we seem to have plenty of are sitting places to enjoy the wonderful views of Penn Cove. This sitting spot is in front of a house just up the road from us. They have a great view and what a fabulous place to sit watch the sun go down.

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Out on Ebey Prairie I couldn’t resist taking another photo of this old Allis and Chalmers tractor that’s been retired to the front yard of Sherman’s Pioneer Farm Produce. It’s being swallowed by a rose bush but you can still envision it plowing the fields out on the prairie, back in “the day”.

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With that we start a new week. I hope it’s good for you as I’m sure it will be great for me 🙂

THE GOLDEN “HALF-HOUR”

I left the house at 5:30 this morning and still missed a good portion of the “Golden Hour”. The “Golden Hour” is described as the time around sunrise and sunset each day where the lighting for photography is fantastic. With almost sixteen hours of daylight you have to get up pretty darn early to get the full hour. Despite that fact I still think I got a number of good photos for your enjoyment.

First stop Mt. Baker! It’s not very often you get a reflection of Mt. Baker in Penn Cove.

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Turning my camera to the west I picked up a wonderful morning shot of Coupeville and the Wharf.

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I suppose what you’d call the “Coupeville Money Shot” is always taken from the wharf looking back toward the historic buildings along Front Street. I believe this is what they are talking about.

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The mooring dock to the east of the wharf was empty which really surprised me with the weather being so perfect. This is looking from that dock back at the wharf.

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People are usually so focused on Coupeville they rarely look to the other side of the wharf but if they take the time this is what they would see.

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I found yet another new (old) bike at my friend Rudy’s house. This one is an old Firestone and looks to be in very nice shape. I like the kiddie carrier with the foot rests.

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This old tractor with the roses growing over it really stood out in the morning sun. I can just see myself driving this Allis-Chalmers out through the fields of Ebey Prairie.

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I hope you have a good July and continue walking with me on my daily rounds.