KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVENS DOOR

It seems to be darker and cloudier every day this week. The good news is that it adds a certain effect to the scarecrows that are still popping up around town. They’re all part of The Haunting of Coupeville.

But before we get to the scarecrows I wanted to show you this Western Flicker (Red-Shafted Flicker) making a heck of a noise tapping on the steeple of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church of Coupeville. It was as if it were “Knockin’ on Heavens Door”.

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From there we turn to the newest scarecrows.

The New Beginnings Thriftique was exhibiting this really cool two headed wolf that apparently has eaten the wicked witch. It must be a good wolf!

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Whidbey Island Bank displayed “Gilda the Good Witch” reminding everyone to follow the Yellow Brick Road.

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Island Life Clothing found this “Sharknado” wandering around this old house.

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Coupeville Coffee and Bistro has a great display of what appears to be the Grim Reaper sneaking up on Sleeping Beauty.

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Ok, consider yourself “scared”, at least I think that’s what scarecrows are supposed to do.

While the weather prognosticator’s are not talking favorably about the weather for the rest of the week, with any luck we’ll get in another nice walk tomorrow. I look forward to you joining me.

DRAMATIC CLOUDS AND CANADA GEESE

Happy Monday of the first week of November, where do the days go?

This morning was another beautiful sunrise but it was accented by some very dramatic clouds. Once again there were also thousands of Canada Geese feeding in the fields of Ebey Prairie. I imagine they are bulking up for winter. I’ve also included three photographs that I really like from this morning’s walk.

So with that here are the clouds, no commentary required.

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And here come the geese a lucky shot. Well not totally a “lucky shot” I took about fifteen pictures to get this one. Practice makes perfect 🙂

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As long as we have birds I like this shot of a Red-Shafted Flicker.

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This turn-of-the-century farm out on the Ebey Prairie looked very homey in the morning light.

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And finally, I just can’t get enough of the old Coupeville Grain Wharf. The tide was in and in the morning light it was just perfect.

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Have a great week!