CIVIC DUTY – October 23, 2017

I had a nice walk this morning under the clouds but it’s supposed to clear up and be nice the rest of the week. The bad thing about this time of year, especially when it’s cloudy, is it’s really dark!

I like to get my walk in and blog posted early so I can get on to doing other things but now I’m not seeing much light until 7:30 am.

My main mission this morning, besides trying to get some nice photos for you, was to do my civic duty and VOTE! Be sure you do your part to participate in this process, it’s how we can make changes to government.

Ballot Drop Box

This fall colored tree and split rail fence caught my eye. It was still fairly dark out but it was partially illuminated by the street light. I think it made a nice effect.

Fall Trees Split Rail Fence

I posted a photo of our fine leaf maple tree last week and since then it has migrated from yellows to a more reddish hue.

Fine Leaf Maple Front Yard

I hope you are enjoying our fall walks and all the beauty it brings. I plan to be back on the streets tomorrow and I hope you’ll join me.

FRONT STREET FALL – September 20, 2017

In the previous post I said Coupeville was established in 1953, it should have been 1853, that makes a lot more sense.

Welcome to “Fall” 2017. After the most fantastic summer I can every remember we now transition into fall.

This mornings three mile walk showed me signs of fall on Front Street as well as some nice photographs of it.

It seems like most seaside towns have a street along the water named “Front Street” where the towns commerce first developed.

Coupeville was established in 1853 and over the next forty years grew from Front Street on up the hill. Today Front Street still hosts a lot of commerce, mostly in the form of curio shops, gift shops, clothing stores, restaurants and a tavern. Here’s what it looks like at 6:30 in the morning.

Front Street looking east as seen from the trail going from town to the town park.

Front Street Looking East from Trail

Here it is looking east from ground level.

Front Street Sunrise looking east

And the first sign of fall with the leaves on this maple tree changing colors a little early. This is looking west down Front Street.

Front Street Looking West Fall Tree-3

I almost feel like I need to apologize for this next photo but I just couldn’t help myself! Yup, it’s “Frank” again, our resident great blue heron sitting on its favorite lamp post over Penn Cove with the sunrise in the background, enjoy.

Frank Blue Heron at Sunrise from Wharf

Have a great hump day and enjoy the fall season ahead.

 

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!

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.