Bird Houses – February 27, 2017

This morning I decided to start the week off with a nice easy three mile walk. As it turns out that was a great decision. It ended up being 3.3 miles and the last three tenths of a mile was in the rain and sleet, it was 35 degrees F!

Along the way I spotted these two “Bird Houses” that seem to have a propensity for attracting seagulls. Of the 3.3 miles I walk these were the only houses with seagulls, I really am curious as to what’s attracting them to that particular location.

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Here’s  a couple of close-ups of the two roofs.

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Out at the high school ball field, along the edge of the Ebey Prairie, I spotted this sign on one of the dugout’s. It sounds like the Coupeville Wolves are really getting serious about winning this year.

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And now I’ll hang up and dry off! Thanks for walking with me and onward to a new week!

GOOD MLK DAY TO YOU – January 16, 2017

Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King. Here in Coupeville the Lions Club is out installing American flags along the main streets to celebrate. By the time they are done there will be around 100 of them.

This guy was grousing as he was trying to put the flag in the hole but not because he had to do it. He was grousing because the little holes that are permanently along the street had frozen water in them making the job much more difficult.

Thanks to the Coupeville Lions Club for all they do to make our little town a better place to live!

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Out with the old, in with the new. It looks like they’ve improved the Coupeville high school, Wolves baseball park. They’ve built a new storage shed for all their equipment and it appears as though they are replacing the bleachers as well.

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When I was walking over the highway on the overpass walkway I spotted Mt. Rainier way off in the distance. It’s 102 miles away, as the crow flies, but I zoomed in as far as I could and this is what I got. Not great, not terrible but kind of pretty. You’ll notice that the mountain is “wearing a cap”. That’s a saying we have around there that describes the cloud cover over the very top of the mountain. It means that rain is on the way. There you learn something every day!

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I have photographed several white deer over the years but they are very rare and seldom seen. This morning, for the first time, I spotted this young white deer. I’ve never seen one this young before. Who knows we may have a herd someday.

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And that’s a wrap. It was good to get out and walk with all of you again and look forward to it again soon although the rain in the forecast might slow that down.

Have a great week ahead 🙂

 

FEEL THE POWER

This morning was overcast but it mostly burned off by the time I got home. It made for a nice comfortable walk, don’t you agree? 😉

The first thing that caught my eye was this huge eagle recharging it’s batteries on top of this power pole. I’m sure he was “Feeling The Power”!

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I look at this “house” almost every day and wonder what it would be like to live there. It might be perfect for the person who really wants to “downsize” big time.

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Oh boy it’s getting to be that time. It won’t be long before the jets aren’t the only thing keeping us up at night.

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I’m not sure how the Coupeville High School Wolves did at baseball this year but I thought their backstop made for a nice photo.

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And now for some cuteness. These two fawns were learning how to feast on the ornamental plants in peoples front yards.

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It seems like there is always someone or something watching me as I walk around the “hood”. These two cats certainly were doing their part.

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And I really couldn’t show a picture of cats without including our own Ms. Kitty Kitty, she would be so jealous 🙂

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For you good working folks, Happy Hump Day! For us retired folks, Happy Wednesday or Thursday or… well you get the idea.