SUNRISE AND FLOWERS – May 1, 2015

Welcome to the first day of May. When I was very young I would make up May Baskets and deliver them around the neighborhood always trying to never let the recipient know who delivered it. Place the basket, ring the doorbell and run like hell.

So here’s my May Basket to you starting with a beautiful sunrise, once again partially hidden by shore clouds. This is looking our across Penn Cove and Saratoga Passage.

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To start your basket I spotted these Golden Butterfly Bushes. I love the contrast of the orange and green.

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And in my own front yard one of Marilyn’s beautiful Peonies.

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Thanks for walking with me and have a great weekend and month ahead.

WHITE DEER

Before we get on with our walk for today I’d like to wish my wonderful wife Marilyn a Happy 15th Anniversary! She’s the love of my life and I’m looking forward to the next fifteen and more 🙂

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Last year I posted a photo of a white deer. Several people commented that they were not all that uncommon here on Whidbey Island but that was the only one I’d ever seen until this morning. This one was hanging out with a couple of “regular” deer.

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I saw something new at the end of our street today. The stop sign has been replaced with a “YIELD” sign so I “yielded” to the deer crossing the street.

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Last week I posted a photo of a Peonie bud in our front yard. Well spring has sprung and so has this Peonie, just beautiful!

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Out on the Coupeville Wharf I spied a Great Blue Heron posing just for me.

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Have you ever noticed how much they look like Ed Sullivan?

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OK, it’s getting silly out so I’ll hang up for today. We’ll walk again tomorrow.

ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

Spring is a great time of year. The flowers are beautiful, the air is fresh and their is a feeling of newness.

This morning’s walk got me noticing how much ending there is and how many new beginnings their are. It was most noticeable in the flowers. Here are some endings and beginnings for you.

These Tulips are still beautiful even though they are on their way out.

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Meanwhile pink ones were on their way out and the purple ones were just beginning.

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The Peonies are just beginning and will be beautiful in a few days.

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This Madrona tree still has last years leaves while the new growth is growing green.

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The road that leads into Coupeville from the west is Madrona Way. It’s called that because of all the beautiful Madrona trees that line the road. Here’s a nice example.

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Unfortunately some people don’t see the beauty in these wonderful trees. Yep, some people just don’t get it, very sad.

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One last picture that has nothing to do with “endings and beginnings”. Out on Ebey Prairie I saw this rock in a freshly plowed field. It made me wonder how far rocks must travel. This field has been farmed for over 150 years and I’m sure all the rocks have been removed. This one must have sneaked in overnight while the farmer was sleeping 😉

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I hope you enjoyed our walk today, I’ll see you tomorrow!