PRAIRIE SUNRISE – August 29, 2017

This morning I walked 4.65 miles out to the Ebey Prairie Reserve and back. Along the way I spotted another defibrillator. This one is located right at the front door of the Prairie Center, Red Apple grocery store. I think it’s important to know where these are located, just in case…

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A little further out I spotted these pumpkins, WHAT? I thought pumpkins knew the seasons better than this. October is still a long way away!

Pumpkins

If you like blueberries you can get all you can eat along Black Road. These wild blueberry bushes are really producing and you could fill up a bucket in a very short amount of time.

Blueberries

And now the frosting on the cake. I watched the sun break just over the trees and slowly rise. Quite often it goes from a first bright red to a very bright yellow before it gets higher above the trees. ย This morning it stayed red for the longest time. I just kept taking photos and of all I took I liked this one the best.

The farmhouse and trees lining the edge of the prairie made for a nice contrast.

Prairie Sunrise

I hope you enjoyed that walk and I didn’t tire you out ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day and will see you again soon.

RANDOMNESS – July 18, 2017

Most mornings I try to follow some sort of theme from something that inspires me but this morning nothing specific stuck out so I have a rather odd collection of photos from this morning’s 3.6 mile walk.

First up, we’re getting a new highway surface on Highway 20. That’s the main highway that runs the length of the island. Just in case you didn’t know, Whidbey Island is the longest island on the Pacific Coast of the United States, 58 miles! That’s a lot of blacktop.

Highway 20 Resurfsing

Walking through Kreuger Woods something strange caught my eye. At first glance it looked like a tall, white, goose deep in the woods, like maybe it was trapped. Well it was trapped all right but it wasn’t a bird it was a plastic bag. I sure wish people would do a better job of controlling their plastic trash or better yet take your own bags to the store and decline the plastic bag.

Plastic Bag Goose

One of the Victorian homes that I really like is the John Gould home built in 1894. Not only is it a beautiful home but the new owners have really done a wonderful job bring it back to all the glory of the original home. Talk about symmetry!

John Gould House 1894

On the way back home I passed the Prairie Center grocery store and they had just put out a beautiful batch of new flowers.

Prairie Center Flowers

I hope you have a nice “Hump Day” and the rest of your week is grand! I hope to see you again tomorrow.

YARD ART

Despite some threatening skies I managed to get in a couple of miles and it felt good. If you’re not a walker I suggest you get out and give it a try. Otherwise it’s always a pleasure to have you walk with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I walked around town looking for “Yard Art” and found some interesting things that people have placed in their yards. Here’s what the day yielded, enjoy!

First stop was just up the hill by the Coupe D Art house. A local artisan makes these birds and they are wonderful. It’s unfortunate you can’t see the whole thing because the body is made from a big rock. It is mounted to the legs with a swivel and the rock and birds head rocks back and forth perfectly balanced. Still it’s a nice photo.

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While we have lots of fawn’s around this time of year this fake one caught my eye.

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Some yard art is pretty funny as exhibited by this ???

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And these “Beaded Flamingo’s” indicating that this person must be retired.

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Yard art comes in all sizes and this piece is in front of the hospital, it’s huge.

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And back over at Sherman’s Pioneer Produce Farm there is more yard art than you can shake a stick at.

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While this isn’t “Yard Art” I thought it was a pretty picture. These flowers were displayed in front of our local Prairie Center grocery store.

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As always, thanks for walking with me and I hope to see you again tomorrow.