TIS THE SEASON – December 15, 2015

Well look who’s still here!

I’ve been very busy working on my teardrop trailer and have not been walking. While I’m on my feet a lot each day it’s just not the same so I’m going to try and get in a little more walking and blogging.

I know it’s been too long and I’ve been getting “mail”, if you know what I mean, so here’s a little taste of today’s walk.

My wee town of Coupeville is all done up for Christmas. The business along historic Front Street are all lit up and full of goodies just waiting to go under Christmas trees.

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As you can see it was kind of a dark threatening sky but I managed to stay dry. We have been getting hit with storm after storm for the past few weeks.

The Coupeville Wharf is decorated as well with a snow family guarding the building.

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I’ve been noticing my neighbors old International Harvester truck and it always makes me think of the movie “Cars” and the tow truck “Mater”.

What do you think?

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mater2With that I’ll let you get back to your busy day, I hope it’s a great one! Thanks for walking with me.

 

MAIN STREET FLOWERS – March 30, 2015

I’m back! Well actually I wasn’t gone just kind of missing for a week or so. Several things got in the way of my morning walks. Things like the weather, getting up early and working on my antique sports car (1960 Sunbeam, Series I, Alpine) and Microsoft Check Disk ate my hard drive, of course that’s a whole story in itself from which I still haven’t completely recovered. But today I did manage to get out for a walk and I invite you to join me.

It was still pretty dark and overcast when I left this morning making photography a little difficult. I took a lot of photos on my way out to Ebey Prairie but unfortunately I had left my camera on manual focus from an earlier shoot and didn’t realize it so all the photos were out of focus, damn!

Once I got that figured out, on my way home, I took some photos of the flowers along Main Street. Either the Lions Club or the Coupeville Garden Club or maybe both put out beautiful flower barrels all along Main Street. Here are just a few of the barrels.

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Across the street I liked the three pink flowering trees in front of the Joseph B. Libbey house built in 1870.

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On my way home I took another photo of this old International Harvester pickup truck. I really like the rust and chrome in the morning light.

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Back home I found our rhododendrons in full bloom. The lighting wasn’t great but the flowers certainly are.

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Thanks for coming back and walking with me, I’ll try to do better going forward. Have a wonderful week ahead!

PEACE

This morning I did a short walk again as I’m still babying the bursitis in my hip. I guess some days are better than others. I’m all new to this bursitis stuff and haven’t got it figured out yet.

There were some angry skies when I left this morning as this weather vane will attest to. By the time I got home it had cleared up some.

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On the way to town I spotted this Osprey or Immature Eagle sitting in a tree with a crow. I always see crows chasing eagles away from their nests and dive bombing them to keep them away. While the crow in this tree didn’t look very happy they weren’t fighting, very unusual.

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Out on the Coupeville Wharf I saw the same Great Blue Heron sitting on the same pole as yesterday only this time I took the photo from out on the wharf, I like it!

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I’ve shared photos of my neighbors International Harvester pickup before but thought this photo came out pretty well.

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Have a wonderful Thursday and “Peace” to you all 🙂