ODDITIES – January 9, 2017

ODDITIES – January 9, 2017

This morning’s walk didn’t yield much in the way of great photos but I did find a couple of interesting things.

This cauldron caught my eye. The movie “Practical Magic” was filmed in Coupeville and I wonder if this is some left over influence. Or maybe they are prepping for the big one!

witches-pot

Being a small island town you can find some rather eclectic or artful things around town. This birdhouse is a good example. I’m not sure if it will have any residents this year but it’s definitely different. There’s a lot of stuff to look at in the background as well.

birdhouse-tall

And that starts a new week. Thanks for walking with me and I hope to see you again tomorrow.

GOOD NEWS – May 9, 2016

Well that was a long dry spell, sorry about that! I’ve been well and very busy working on my teardrop trailer. Progress is slow but hopefully I’ll have some pictures of it one of these days.

One of the things I just hate to see is our historic buildings deteriorating. The Captain Joseph Clapp house, built in 1886, has been heading downhill for a few years now. During my walk this morning I was happily surprised to see an “Ebey’s Forever Grant” sign in the front yard. The sign reads: “Preserving the Reserve’s Heritage Buildings Through Community Investment”.

Clapp House 3

That means that some funds have been made available to help repair some of the problems that the house is having, like the big hole in the roof. Another wonderful old Victorian saved, woot!

Clapp House 2

Speaking of improving the community, the 1866 Robertson’s Store building redo is coming along nicely. They have the framework for the new deck done and it looks really solid. I can’t wait to see what it will all look like when complete.

1866-Robertson's-Store

I spotted my old friend “Frank”, the Great Blue Heron, sitting on it’s favorite post in front of the Coupeville Wharf. This gives you a good idea of what our weather will be like for the week ahead, nice!

Frank-and-Wharf

I shoot most of my photos in “landscape” mode but every once in a while it requires “portrait” mode. My neighbor John gave me cause for just such a photo. He’s a retired art teacher and is always putting up creative things around his place. This birdhouse is the newest addition. They should be well protected from any land predators at that elevation.

Birdhouse

And with that we’ll start a new week. I hope you all haven’t left me and enjoyed our walk today. I’ll try to do better in the future, I promise!