IRIS SNAIL – May 6-2015

I left the house early so I might catch some warm morning light but the clouds rolled in and it was not to be. In fact, just after I got home it started to sprinkle.

I did manage to capture a couple of things I hope you like.

First up this beautiful Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) growing in an English garden along 9th Street.

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Then I spotted this snail that was enjoying the flowers as much as I was. I think it’s the rare “Iris Snail”.

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Walking toward the Coupeville Wharf I spotted the Schooner Suva tied to the dock. She sure does look at home docked at the old 1905 warehouse, passenger waiting room and fuel dock.

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Here’s a closer look at the Suva. She sure is a beautiful ship! Not a bad sunrise surprise either.

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There, that should get you over the hump. Thanks for walking with me, now enjoy your day, it’s all downhill for here.

LEMONADE

Well “Crap”! My hip has been bothering me lately and this morning it finally shut me down a little. I only walked about six blocks before the pain became too much. But being the eternal optimist I turned “Lemons into Lemonade” 🙂

I decided to see what all I could find that’s “camera worthy” within just a few blocks of my home. Below are the results of that effort.

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The first thing I saw as I reached the top of Perkins Street were two deer staring as intently at me as I was at them.

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On 6th Street I saw a row of faux birdhouses lining the top of this arbor. At first I thought it might be a replica of Front Street but nope, just a bunch of neat birdhouses.

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Over on Gould Street I thought I was in a snowball fight with this Snowball Tree.

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At the end of Front Street there is a nice bench and a historic plaque talking about the discovery of Penn Cove in 1792, sixty-one years before Coupeville was founded.

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Down at Captain Thomas A. Coupe Park I just couldn’t resist yet another photo of the Coupeville Wharf in the morning sunshine.

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At the entrance to Captain Thomas A. Coupe Park is a nice garden that is maintained by the Coupeville Garden Club. At the moment the most prominent flowers that are blooming are the Iris.

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Hopefully my walks will get longer soon but until then it appears that there is plenty to see close to home. Thanks for hobbling along with me 🙂