FALL AROUND TOWN – October 25, 2017

This fall the colors are really spectacular and I wanted to share some scenes from around Coupeville. I took pictures of some buildings that aren’t all that historic or beautiful but I thought you might find then interesting.

Coupeville is the County Seat of Island County. They have a rather large complex in town and this is the old “Island County Court House” with some colorful trees in front.

Island County Court House

In a small town of 1,800 people this is all you need for a Town Hall.

Coupeville Town Hall

Just down the street is the Zylstra House built in 1889. I love this old Victorian!

Zylstra House Fall Leaves

Not far from where I live is the Captain Thomas Coupe Park. It’s a very small park with a boat launch. There are some very nice places to just sit and stair out over Penn Cove. Coupeville is named after Captain Coupe. This garden is maintained by the Coupeville Garden Club. I love the contrast of the Dusty Miller against the dark red tree.

Captain Coupe Park

And I found one more witch this morning. It at “The Crow’s Roost”, gift, art and joy store. It is definitely one of the better ones. The sign says: “Collecting Oz” “Bright & shiny, big or small, even the ticking ones, The Wonders of Oz, to our Roost we bring them all.”

Wizard of Oz

Thanks for walking with me today, I should be back tomorrow as the weather prognosticator says it should be a beautiful day.

SOME FALL COLORS – October 16, 2017

I got in what might be the last walk of the week. Nothing but rain in the forecast from this evening on through the week. The weather prognosticators are even warning of potential flooding!

Not only did I get some nice fall colors we also had a nice sunrise that made for some interesting shots.

This photo was taken yesterday afternoon in front of my house. It’s our fine leaf maple and every year it seems to get more beautiful.

Fine Leaf Maple

This one was a little closer to town center. The morning sunrise really made the colors pop!

Fall Maple Tree

As day break was just starting to happen I captured the town coming to life on Front Street. This is what goes on while the rest of Coupeville sleeps. The delivery trucks and garbage truck were getting the shops ready for another day of fine dining and the exploration of our many little shops.

Food Trucks Front Street

I walked through Krueger Woods and as I was leaving the east end of the trail I snapped this one of another walker heading into the beautiful sunrise.

Kreuger Woods and Walker

And finally I found another “Haunting of Coupeville” witch display. This one is at Ciao Italian Restaurant where my band, the Island Jazz Collective, plays. The Wicked Witch is wreaking havoc along with the Flying Monkeys. To my eyes this is the best display!

Ciao Witch

With that we start another week. I hope it’s good for you I’m positive it will be for me. With any luck I’ll be back tomorrow for our morning walk but it could be a washout, stay tuned.

FOGGY FALL – October 20, 2015

This morning we had fog and like my brother Ron always says, “If you have fog take fog pictures.” Good advice Bro!

Here are some samplings of our fall colors faded by a bit of the morning fog.

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While this weeping tree isn’t very colorful it is kind of nice photo for the Halloween season.

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It was fairly dark when I went out so I decided to try my flash on this tree. It’s rather abstract and I like it. I hope you do as well.

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I hope you enjoyed that and hope you get out there and see the beautiful fall colors in your area.

PHOG FOTOS

It was really foggy out this morning which can make photography difficult but like my brother Ron always says, “When you have  fog take fog photos”. So here ya go!

I’ve taken lots of photos of this barn in the past but I really like it in the fog.

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I started to see signs of the sun as I headed toward Ebey Prairie.

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And by golly there it is, all be it short lived.

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While this isn’t a very “foggy photo” I got to thinking about “Trick or Treat” and how many kids would walk up this sidewalk. It could be scary.

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It was dark enough from the fog that the lights were still on at the wharf. I thought it made a nice picture.

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Close to home I just had to stop and take a picture of this bush. What a beautiful fall color.

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And that’s my offering for today. I hope you enjoyed it and have  a great week ahead.