WASH OUT – January 22, 2016

I got in a nice “half” walk this morning. It was a balmy 52 degrees F but very cloudy when I left home. I had checked radar and we had our “Weather Hole” that’s caused by the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.

Weather Hole

I got half way across Ebey Prairie heading for Ebey’s Landing and heard a wild ruckus. It was a huge flock of ducks flying around and landing on a pond in a field. I grabbed my camera and managed to get a photo of it. It’s not great because it was still fairly dark out but you get the idea.

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Shortly after that the skies opened up and I turned around and headed for home. Sadly I had not taken my rain gear so by the time I got home I was soaked to the bone.

About a half mile from home the rain stopped and by the time I got home the sun was out, crazy weather.

Along the way I saw this cormorant  sitting on a mooring buoy looking like he owns the whole ocean.

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As I starting to dry out I spotted this gorgeous rainbow over my wee village. This place truly is a pot of gold!

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With that we out of the way we can get on with the weekend. I hope you have a wonderful one and will walk again with me next week.

RECYCLE

Here in Coupeville we have a recycling program that appears to be working pretty well. The only thing we can’t recycle through our pick-up service is glass. Hopefully that will change in the future. They pick up one half of the town one week and the other half on the opposite week. Here’s an example of the participation on the west side of town. If you have a recycle service please do your part, it really helps.

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The deer seem to be really busy these days filling up on all the wonderful new sprouts from plants that are trying to burst into spring. It’s a great time for deer but not a very good time for gardeners đŸ˜¦ I spotted these five deer in a neighbors yard, better theirs than mine.

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What’s with all the lines that you see painted all over the place? I wonder what they all mean. More often than not the lines will fade into oblivion before you see any work being performed. I wonder what these lines mean.

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And finally my “good” photo of the day. I saw this pair of Ring-Necked Ducks swimming back and forth in a small pond just outside of Kruger Woods. One would follow the other for a while and then switch around the other way. The female was doing the “Shake A Tail Feather” dance teasing the poor guy. Hopefully it all worked out and we’ll have more beautiful Ring-Necks in the area.

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Have a great week ahead, I look forward to walking with you every day!