Happy New Years Eve – December 31, 2015

Before we get our shoes on and head for the door I’d like to take a moment and thank everyone who follows my blog for walking with me this year. We’ve had some good times and got to see some pretty cool stuff around my wee town of Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington, U.S.A.!

Lord willing we’ll be able to continue this adventure into the new year. I hope you’ll join me and tell your friends about all the fun you’re having. I really do like to share my walks.

Thank you also for the comments many of you have made. I really appreciate them and always reply. If you don’t generally comment, please don’t be shy. It just two friends having a little chat.

So bundle up, it’s 26 degrees F. out this morning. It’s easy to take photos of rain or snow or fog but how do you capture “cold”? Here’s my shot at it, get it? 🙂

The obligatory photo of the Coupeville Wharf with a very snowy Mt. Baker in the background.

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Because of a high pressure system we have some inversion going on trapping some of the smoke and stuff in the lower atmosphere. Here’s a closer photo of Mt. Baker looking over Coupeville, Penn Cove and Saratoga Passage.

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And this is probably the “coldest” photo I could find. The dock going out to the wharf was completely covered with frost. It was very slippery under my feet and cold!

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So with that I’ll wrap up 2015 and call it a good year. I hope you had a good year as well and onward to 2016, make it a good one!

A FROSTY MORNING

This morning’s walk was even cooler than yesterday at 27 degrees F. That made for a little more frost so I finally got some “Frost” photos. I hope you enjoy them.

The first thing I noticed were homes with where people had their fireplaces warming up their homes. I love the smell of wood burning, it reminds me of when I was a kid and went to my folks cabin at Stevens pass. There was no electricity so we had a Franklin stove to warm the cabin. Outside you could smell the combination of the crisp fresh air, pine trees and smoke. It was like that this morning, great memories.

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This deer was a fawn  earlier this year and now had a dark winter coat on as well as some fat to keep It warm.

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This car window caught my eye as it represents frost at it’s finest.

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I think this photo just oozes “cold winter morning”. I like all the frost on the ground and the coldness of the pastel sky.

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The Coupeville Wharf was quite frosty this morning. You can see from where the car had driven out the dock and left tire tracks in the frost.

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Out in front of the Lavender Wind Farm store I found this freezing flower. It looks so cold with its head hanging down.

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With that I think I’ll go stand in front of our fireplace and warm up a little. Enjoy the weekend ahead.