REALLY RED RHODY

“Really Red Rhody”, say that five times 🙂

I had another nice walk this morning although it was cloudy. The first thing I ran across what this beautiful red Rhododendron. I’ve been watching it all week and it was time for taking its portrait.

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Earlier I had shown you some photos of a new house being built here in Coupeville. This morning I noticed that the roof is inverted! What the heck is up with that? I can’t wait to see it all finished.

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It’s always fun to stop and look at all the old rusting farm equipment at Sherman’s Pioneer Produce Farm. I noticed that the lawn had recently been mowed and this lawnmower sitting beside the yard. Hum, could it have done it? I think not.

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There is and interesting old house beside Town Park that has recently been remodeled. Not only did they remodel the home they also re-landscaped the yard. I found this “nautical” touch kind of interesting.

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From the Coupeville Wharf I spotted this “Pigeon Guillemont” paddling around with it’s bright orange flippers. There are many of them here this time of year as they nest in the high banks along Penn Cove.

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Would you look at that, we’ve managed to burn another week walking around beautiful Whidbey Island. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and now go have a great weekend, I know I will.

MADRONA

I thought I’d start with the line from “Throw Momma From The Train” where Larry, Billy Crystal, was trying to come up with the first line of his book. “The night was hot, wait no, the night, the night was humid. The night was humid, no wait, hot, hot. The night was hot. The night was hot and wet, wet and hot. The night was wet and hot, hot and wet, wet and hot; that’s humid. The night was humid.”

Yeah that’s it, “The morning was humid”! It did not rain during my walk and I never had one drop of water fall on me but I was wet by the time I got home. It was that nice ocean mist we get from time to time. It’s all part of living on an island.

This mornings walk was just the opposite of yesterdays walk. Yesterday I walked east from Coupeville out Parker Road to Highway 20, 6.2 miles. Today I went west out Madrona Avenue to Highway 20, 8.2 miles.

Not unlike Parker there’s not a lot to see because the road is banked on one side and lined with Madrona trees on the other but it’s still a beautiful walk or drive.

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Along the way I spotted some real wildlife and some not so real. I know this isn’t “wildlife” but…

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This is “wildlife” and it’s real. This Great Blue Heron was sitting on a mooring buoy by the Mussel Farm. I assume it was fishing.

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These aren’t!

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Toward the end of Madrona Avenue is Kennedy Lagoon. It’s a beautiful lagoon with some nice homes along the shores.

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This is the end of Penn Cove and Madrona Avenue near Highway 20. This is looking east along the north shore.

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This is the south shore looking toward Coupeville. If you look closely you can see the red Wharf in the middle of the photo.

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Heading back toward home I noticed this little garden lined with Madrona logs. I like the red color of the Madrona wood.

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Back in Coupeville I was walking on the Wharf and spotted this Pigeon Guillemot swimming along. Just as I was about to take its picture it flew but the photo still turned out pretty well.

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So that’s a wrap for this week. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week.