CARDOON August 31, 2017

It’s really hard to believe that August is over already but what a fabulous summer we’ve had. I think we are on day 74 with temperatures above 70F and only .02″ of rain. We could use some water!

On my 2.5 mile walk this morning I saw fourteen deer. They seem to be everywhere right here in town. This is a very poor flash picture of a deer going after some low hanging fruit but I just had to share. Talk about a stretch!

Low Hanging Fruit Deer

It was really cloudy this morning but like this photo of Penn Cove and boats with the low tide showing in the foreground.

Cloudy Morning Penn Cove Boats

I’ve taken photos of the Coupeville Wharf with the street lights on before but this morning I just had to take one more!

Coupeville Wharf Street Lights

On the way home this blue flower caught my eye. It’s on a very thick, six to seven foot tall stock and as big as a fist. The blue spikes really stick out. It’s a “Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus), just in case you were curious.

Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) Blue Flower

I did a lot better with this flower than I did with the “blueberries” I showed you the other day. Carmen, one of my fellow walkers, pointed out that they really are “Oregon Grapes”. Sorry for the misinformation.

Thanks for walking with me today and now it’s onward to September 2017!

Welcome Back – August 11, 2015

I know, I know, it’s been way too long. People around Coupeville keep reminding me that I’ve been missed.

I can come up with a million excuses but none are very valid. I’ll try to do better going forward.

On my little walk this morning I managed to find some interesting things. First up was the Captain Thomas A. Coupe’s home built in 1854. Captain Coupe is the namesake of “Coupeville”.

His home as been in pretty bad shape for a long time but thanks to the “Ebey Forever Foundation” it is getting a much needed restoration. These photos aren’t great but it gives you an idea of the project.

Looking from the beach. At some point in time the house was turned around and moved back away from cliff.

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This is a side view. It’s hard to get a good photo with all the growth around the house.

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I’ve shown you photos of the Toby’s Tavern building restoration. It’s now complete and looks wonderful. Here is a 1920’s photo and on today’s walk.

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The tide was out and the boats were in. This time of year we get a lot of visitors by water who anchor out, tie to mooring buoys, or tie to the dock.

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And finally my shot of the day. I liked the morning sun on the wharf pilings and all the green seaweed and black mussels contrasted against it.

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It’s great to be back and having you all walking with me again. Enjoy your day and we’ll do this again soon.