EBEY RESERVE PRAIRIE – July 11, 2017

This morning’s 4 3/4 mile walk took us out to the Ebey Reserve Prairie again. I just love the prairie in the morning with the fresh cut alfalfa hay, oh how I wish you could smell it!

Here’s a little history I lifted from Wikivoyge: “Three large natural prairies cover over 5000 acres of the Reserve. These prairies formed over 13,000 years ago by the receding glaciers. All are defined by ridges that embrace the rich fertile soils, an especially valuable resource. About one-third of the prairie lands are planted in squash, grains, forage, seed and feed crops. The remainder are a mixture of wetlands, pastures, woodlands, and farmsteads. Together these features form a cohesive character area, one that holds the telling physical remnants of human history-old fence lines, hedgerows, orchards, field patterns, weathered barns, and historic farmhouses.”

Ebey Prairie

Along the way I spotted this old fence post with a plant growing out of the top and the moon above. Nothing special I just kind of liked it.

Fence Post with Plant and Moon

Of course no visit to the prairie would be complete without talking to the “Tin Family”, they are always standing watch over the prairie.

Tin Family

During this mornings walk I counted fourteen deer. Four were fawns and the rest were about half yearlings and half adults.

Four Deer

One of the things I find difficult to photograph are Kingfishers. They fly really fast and don’t stay in one place very long. Well that all changed this morning with this great looking mail box topper.

Steel Kingfisher

And finally, we’ve been watching a show on TV called “Aliens on the Moon”. It’s an interesting show with lots of things pointing to the possibility that they are there. So this morning I took a look and doggone it I didn’t see a single one 😉 But hey, I got a nice photograph!

Waning Moon

Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for spending a little time walking with me. I hope to see you again tomorrow.

FOGGY WHARF – September 4, 2015

I was surprised by the fog this morning. When I left the house it was partly cloudy but a couple of miles into my walk the fog rolled in. That made for some interesting photos. My brother Ron always says, “If it’s foggy take foggy photos.” so I did.

Here’s the Coupeville Wharf from the bluff to the southwest.

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I walked out on the wharf and spotted this Kingfisher. They are hard to get a good photo because they are very skittish. I think I finally got a good one.

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My old friend Frank the heron was on his favorite post. I liked the contrast between him and the foggy sailboat.

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Earlier in my walk I spotted these fish “swimming” in front of the Pacific NorthWest Art School, very colorful.

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Here’s the full display.

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I hope you had a good week and now onward to Labor Day Weekend. I hope you have a fun holiday.

BAMBIES – June 17, 2015

Hey, let’s go for a walk and see what’s happening around Coupeville.

First stop, baby deer! I spotted these beautiful little fawns trying to hide behind the bushes. “I’m hiding, you can’t see me!”

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A little further up the road this “Tin Man” caught my eye. It was hanging on a miniature windmill.

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As I passed by I looked back and was surprised to see that it’s a birdhouse.

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Coming down into Coupeville I just couldn’t help myself and had to take another beautiful photo of the Coupeville Wharf with these wild roses in front.

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Down on the wharf I spent quite a bit of time chasing this Kingfisher. These little guys are very skittish and won’t let you get very close. It finally landed on the railing of one of the historic Front Street buildings and I got it! Not great but there ya go.

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Thanks for walking with me on such a beautiful morning. I look forward to doing it again real soon.