AUTUMN FUCHSIA

I dodged yet another threatening morning with extremely heavy clouds and a storm on the way. It wasn’t a very long walk but I did find a few things to photograph along with another scarecrow.

At the entrance to the Coupeville Library I found “Ursula”, the main antagonist of Disney’s 1989 animated movie “The Little Mermaid”.

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The “Curlew” was docked at the Coupeville Wharf. It looks like it may have been a crabbing boat but my friend “Al Thewalker” and I believe it is now a cruising yacht.

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There are a number of beautiful “Burning Bushes” in town and this one with the dark leafed tree behind it made for some nice contrast.

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Along the same lines of a photo I took the other day of the white berries in the autumn colored bush I spotted another juxtaposition. It seems odd to see a fuchsia blooming this time of year and it was mixed in with some autumn colors as well.

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Like I often say to my retired friends, “Have a great Wednesday”, to everyone else “Happy Hump Day”!

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.

THE FLAGS OF AUTUMN

Once again It was quite dark for my morning walk which limited my photo-0ps. Then I noticed a fall flag, then another, and yet another. Before I knew it I had some snap shots for my blog. Notice I didn’t say photographs, nope, they’re not great but nice colors, enjoy.

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And then there’s Thanksgiving.

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And lastly I saw this and thought these people might be pushing it a bit. I didn’t talk with them but because we live near a Navy base I cut them some slack as they may have a family member who’s being deployed that may not be home for Christmas.

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So with that we start another week. Make it a great one!