MORE WITCHES – October 5, 2017

After this morning’s walk I believe the theme for this years “Witching of Coupeville” is “The Wizard of Oz”! Here’s the proof.

These are all new ones that I didn’t see yesterday. I’m not sure who sponsored this one, it was by a rock next to a parking lot.

Witch in Wheel Chair

Ortho Witch

Dorthy Rec Center

Basset Club Witch

I also spotted this house with a Halloween display. I always think they should paint this house a brighter color until Halloween and the it really looks spooky, a perfect haunted house! I did mess with the lighting a little bit 🙂

Dark House with Pumpkins

And now for my “Phantastic Photo of the Day”! Yesterday was all about the birds but check this out. These geese are flying south and look at how many seagulls and pigeons are on the roof of the Coupeville Wharf! This place is going to the birds.

Wharf Geese Seagulls

I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoyed walking with me.

WELCOME OCTOBER – October 2, 2017

Boy, it’s hard to believe October is here already, what happened to September?

This morning’s walk was really pretty although there were lots of clouds in the sky.

Every year the town of Coupeville celebrates the Halloween season with the “Haunting of Coupeville” which includes the witch contest. Businesses around town compete for having the best witch display.

I saw my first entry this morning at the Penn Cove Gallery. It’s the Tin Man walking the “yellow brick road”. The sign says: “Off to see the Wizard of Art”.

Penn Cove Gallery Tinman

I hadn’t seen any white deer for a while but this morning this one posed very nicely for me.

White Deer

Out on the Coupeville Wharf “Frank”, the great blue heron, was posing pretty for yet another cameo.

Frank on Lamp Post

Finally, this shot, from the Coupeville Wharf of the Coupeville waterfront with the pink clouds, really caught my eye.

Front Street from Water Pink Sunrise

There, that should get your week going. I hope you enjoyed the walk and look forward to more as the week goes along.

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.

SHERMAN’S PIONEER FARMS – October 14, 2015

This morning I walked over to Sherman’s Pioneer Farms to see how hey have their pumpkins arranged this year. I was pleased to see that they had drug this old McCormick-Deering tractor.

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Here’s another view toward the other side of the farm. I love the contrast between the green grass, orange pumpkins and red buildings.

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The Sherman’s always seem to display something that’s current. This year the hot ticket is “Minions” so you get “hay-round Minions”.

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If you’re ever in Coupeville around Halloween be sure to swing by Sherman’s Pioneer Farms. They even have a trebuchet for Pumpkin Chunkin on the weekends.

As always, thanks for walking with me, I hope you enjoyed that.

ONE DOOR AND NOTHING MORE

I’ll let you in on a little secret. While I’m on my morning walks I try to think of a title for my blog based on a photo or series of photos I’ve taken. This morning it was pretty dark and there weren’t a lot of photo opportunities. This door caught my attention and thought I’d probably not find anything else of interest, hence “One Door and Nothing More”. I don’t know if I would trick-or-treat at this house, especially if it were dark out.

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But I did find a couple more interesting things to record.

A definite sign of changing seasons is when the mooring bouy’s are brought to the dock. These are mooring bouy’s for travelers who boat to Coupeville for a visit and like “swinging on a hook”, so to speak. The winter storms generally include lots of wind and while we still have boaters visit they generally tie to the dock.

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Finally another Haunting of Coupeville decoration. This one is at the old “Haller House“. If you’re interested in some good history of Coupeville and the Haller House check out the story HERE.

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I hope you have a grand week and come walk with me on the days it doesn’t rain. I don’t like walking in the rain and neither does my camera!

CALL THE COPS!

It looks like people are really taking “The Haunting of Coupeville” to heart. Since I’m aware of that I won’t be calling the cops despite some disturbing observations during this morning’s walk.

This was found in a neighbors yard.

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Then I saw this mummy hanging in the second story window of this old home.

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It would appear that this old tractor has come back to life and taken vengeance on the owner who let it rust away.

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Down on Front Street the Knead and Feed Bakery/Restaurant had this nicely done witches pot that has consumed the witch.

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At the entrance to the Coupeville Wharf was this display of “Magic Wishing Pumpkins”.

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I touched a pumpkin, made a wish and indeed I’m having a most “Special Day” 🙂

Here’s are close-up’s of the signs:

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My friend the heron is back on his perch.  I’ve decided to name this heron, I’ll call him “Frank”!

Why would you call a bird “Frank”?

Bird books have a unique way of verbalizing the sounds that birds make. For instance an Olive Sided Fly Catcher calls “Whip Three Beers”. To replicate the sound that a heron makes lower your voice and in a raspy tone call out “FRANK”! Now sit back and wait for the heron’s to flock around you 😉

So with that tale, here’s my “shot of the day”.

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In the words of Forest Gump, “Have A Great Day”:

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SPIDER WEB AND SCARECROW

The Haunting of Coupeville continues as I discovered on my morning walk today. Some of the “haunting” is natural while others are man made as you’ll see.

It was even foggier and darker this morning than yesterday but once again I made the best of it and had a nice walk.

The spiders seem to be really busy building webs to catch food for their winter stores. This one with the autumn leaves really caught my eye.

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This spider was lying in wait for the next tasty meal.

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Another new scarecrow showed up this morning. It’s presented by the Coupeville Elementary School, Second Grade, nicely done kids.

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I grew up in a small Nebraska town where most homes had nice big front porches. This home, especially with the fall colors, really reminds me of those times.

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The Halloween decorations are going up all around Coupeville and this gentleman, I forgot his name, was helping the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association group put up hay bails, pumpkins and corn stalks. They are all along Front Street, nicely done group.

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As usual, thanks for walking with me, I really enjoy your company!