Ebey Reserve Walk – January 23, 2017

Today’s walk took us across Ebey Reserve all the way down to Ebey’s Landing, a six mile round trip. It was a beautiful morning with more to see than I can report here. But, as always, I’ll share a few of the better photos.

First stop was to check out a new “Little Free Library” that just went up here in Coupeville. I really like the design of this particular one. I don’t know how many there are around here but there’s a bunch. I think my wee island town likes to read.

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I got to the prairie during the “Golden Hour” and it didn’t disappoint. This is Willowood Farm about half way across the prairie basking in the morning sun. They grow wonderful vegetables that will be available at our Saturday Market this summer.

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I was not the only one out enjoying the morning. There were lots of birds chirping and flying about. I liked these two robins caught silhouetted against the blue sky sitting on white branches.

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And finally the big reward for this mornings efforts. Driftwood is like clouds in that you can see different images in each one and each person sees them differently. This big piece of drift wood is on Ebey Landing beach with the big cliff on the south south side of Ebey Reserve in the background. Tell me what that log looks like to you!

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I hope I didn’t wear you out this morning and you’ll come back for another nice walk tomorrow.

A FAVOR PLEASE

I have a favor to ask of you before we get on with our walk. If you receive my blog in your email inbox would you please click on this LINK. It will open up my blog in your web browser. I’m trying to get an idea of how many people walk with me each day and by doing this I’ll have a better idea.

If you click on my blog link in Facebook or other ways just read on and enjoy.

Today I walked 6.4 miles from “sea to shining sea”! It was a beautiful morning with many photo ops.

To help you relate where I walk I thought I’d include a map of my route along with numbers where the photos were takes. I won’t do this every day but thought you might find it interesting to see where all you walk.

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#1. I saw this great view looking over our little town and out into a mirror-like Penn Cove.

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#2. This Robin looked so pretty and was singing it’s morning song. I just couldn’t resist.

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#3. Out on the Ebey Prairie I decided to get artsy and take a low shot from the road over toward Port Townsend and the Olympic Mountains across Admiralty Inlet.

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#4. This is Ebey Landing and it looks like someone has built a two bedroom beach house.

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#5. Back toward town I ran into my two walking buddies, Al and Deborah. We don’t walk together as I walk at a different time but we cross paths and have a nice conversation most days. They claim to be in the “Coupeville Witness Protection Program” and I’m not supposed to show their pictures but, Oh Well! They are really fun people 🙂

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#6. I spotted this Black Bird, at least I think it’s a Black Bird and just liked the way it looked. Sometimes you need to try and get “glamor shots” of the “lesser” birds.

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#7. Out on the Coupeville Wharf I noticed another interesting yacht. I know nothing about this one but it sure has interesting lines.

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And back home our Crabapple is in full bloom and looking great. It’s the oldest Crabapple tree on the island and it probably won’t be with us for very many more years but for now we sure do enjoy it.

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I hope you enjoyed our walk today and clicked on the link I suggested above, I really appreciate it. Have a great week ahead!