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.

YET MORE WITCHES – October 11, 2017

This morning I managed to bang out three and a half miles on my walk. There were a bunch of new witches bewitching Coupeville. It’s all part of “The Haunting of Coupeville“.

First stop, Sherman’s Pioneer Produce Farm with their painted hay rounds.

Sherman Farm Hay Rounds

Most of these witches are self explanatory. I tried to include the business that is sponsoring them.

Penn Cove Taproom Witch

Coupevill Library Witch

Bay Leaf Witch

Coupeville Elementary School

Coupeville Elementary School Witch

Central Whidbey Lions Club

Lions Clubl Witch

And finally my “Phantastic Photo of the Day”. Out on Ebey Prairie the sunrise developed but with lots of clouds above and below. I thought it made for a rather interesting photo.

Cloudy Sunrise

I hope I didn’t wear you out buy walking so far, so fast. Yes “fast”, I averaged 3.5 MPH!

Enjoy your hump day and I’ll do the same.

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.

SCARECROW CORRIDOR – October 13, 2015

This morning’s walk took me around Coupeville to check out the The Haunting of Coupeville. Every year their is a contest to see which business put up the best scarecrow. This years theme is “Rock n Roll” and here are this years crop! (If you want a closer look at any of these you should be able to click on the image and a large picture should pop up)

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10-13-15-Greatful-Dead  10-13-15-Kapaws  10-13-14-Penn-Cove-Gallery

10-13-15-Bay-Leaf

  10-13-15-Christophers  10-13-15-Seaside-Spa

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And here’s my photo interpretation of “The Byrds”!

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I hope you enjoyed this years scarecrows, I sure did.

 

KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVENS DOOR

It seems to be darker and cloudier every day this week. The good news is that it adds a certain effect to the scarecrows that are still popping up around town. They’re all part of The Haunting of Coupeville.

But before we get to the scarecrows I wanted to show you this Western Flicker (Red-Shafted Flicker) making a heck of a noise tapping on the steeple of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church of Coupeville. It was as if it were “Knockin’ on Heavens Door”.

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From there we turn to the newest scarecrows.

The New Beginnings Thriftique was exhibiting this really cool two headed wolf that apparently has eaten the wicked witch. It must be a good wolf!

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Whidbey Island Bank displayed “Gilda the Good Witch” reminding everyone to follow the Yellow Brick Road.

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Island Life Clothing found this “Sharknado” wandering around this old house.

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Coupeville Coffee and Bistro has a great display of what appears to be the Grim Reaper sneaking up on Sleeping Beauty.

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Ok, consider yourself “scared”, at least I think that’s what scarecrows are supposed to do.

While the weather prognosticator’s are not talking favorably about the weather for the rest of the week, with any luck we’ll get in another nice walk tomorrow. I look forward to you joining me.