RANDOMNESS – July 18, 2017

Most mornings I try to follow some sort of theme from something that inspires me but this morning nothing specific stuck out so I have a rather odd collection of photos from this morning’s 3.6 mile walk.

First up, we’re getting a new highway surface on Highway 20. That’s the main highway that runs the length of the island. Just in case you didn’t know, Whidbey Island is the longest island on the Pacific Coast of the United States, 58 miles! That’s a lot of blacktop.

Highway 20 Resurfsing

Walking through Kreuger Woods something strange caught my eye. At first glance it looked like a tall, white, goose deep in the woods, like maybe it was trapped. Well it was trapped all right but it wasn’t a bird it was a plastic bag. I sure wish people would do a better job of controlling their plastic trash or better yet take your own bags to the store and decline the plastic bag.

Plastic Bag Goose

One of the Victorian homes that I really like is the John Gould home built in 1894. Not only is it a beautiful home but the new owners have really done a wonderful job bring it back to all the glory of the original home. Talk about symmetry!

John Gould House 1894

On the way back home I passed the Prairie Center grocery store and they had just put out a beautiful batch of new flowers.

Prairie Center Flowers

I hope you have a nice “Hump Day” and the rest of your week is grand! I hope to see you again tomorrow.

UNSEEN BEFORE – January 27, 2017

I find it amazing that after walking around Coupeville and Ebey Prairie for the last six or seven years I see things that I’ve never seen before, and I’m not talking about things like new homes.

This morning I spotted what I believe is remnents of theĀ old Highway 20 that runs past Coupeville. I saw this guard rail off in the bushes and what looks like an old road bed that leads straight to Black Road which could also be part of the old highway.

old-highway-20

Here’s the new Highway 20 that runs along the old road but much higher due to all the fill.

new-highway-20

I’ve been walking past this old lamp post that’s left of the arched gate for years and never noticed it. Of course it no longer looks much like a lamp post as the growth on top has removed all traces of the lamp. It’s no big, I just really thought it made for a nice photograph.

light-post

Thanks again for walking with me and discovering new things. Have a great Friday and then onward to the weekend.