SUN BIRD – August 3, 2017

Good morning everyone, I hope your day is off to a good start I know mine is. A nice little two mile walk to get the motor going.

We currently have a lot of smoke over the area. There are some forest fires burning in Canada and the smoke is being brought down here by a huge high pressure system. While I’m not crazy about it, it certainly does make for some interesting photos.

Yesterday I captured the sun just as it was rising above the trees across the street from my house. I know it doesn’t look real but there it is!

Sinrise

From this morning I captured a small motorboat racing to the sun, at least that’s what it looks like. It is heading east on Penn Cove toward Saratoga Passage.

Small Boat Red Sunrise

Looking west from the Coupeville Wharf I spotted these two madrona trees that were really showing their red bark in the orange morning sunrise.

Hi Bank Madrona Trees

I stole the title for this blog from my sister who posted a similar picture that she took in California a number of years ago. Her’s was a raven flying across the rising sun, I believe mine is a seagull.

Bird in Red Sun

Her’s was better than mine but I still like it.

Have a great day and onward!

FOG BANK – July 26, 2017

Sorry I missed you yesterday. I walked but didn’t have anything interesting to post. I didn’t do much better today but did get one nice photo I’ll show you later.

But first I’d like to share a few from last week, that I didn’t get a chance to post.

I was curious if you’d pay $725,000 for a house you couldn’t see? Here’s the street side view.

House For Sale 202 Front Street Front

But if you walk down the beach and look this is what it really looks like. Pretty cool huh?

House For Sale 202 Front Street Back

While we’re looking at “fronts and backs” here’s the Knead and Feed Restaurant and Aqua Gifts from the front.

Kneed and Feed and Aqua Gifts Front

Again, walk down the beach and look up you get this backside view. Not quite as inviting as the store fronts.

Aqua Gifts and Kneed and Feed Back

Now for today’s effort. This is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen around town, a herd of four bucks with full racks. Unbelievable!

Four Bucks

And finally my “Photo of the Day”! This fog bank was over Camano Island and Saratoga Passage, rather spectacular I’d say.

Fog Bank Over Penn Cove

So that takes care of “Hump Day” for this week. I hope your week is going well and will walk again with me.

Happy New Years Eve – December 31, 2015

Before we get our shoes on and head for the door I’d like to take a moment and thank everyone who follows my blog for walking with me this year. We’ve had some good times and got to see some pretty cool stuff around my wee town of Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington, U.S.A.!

Lord willing we’ll be able to continue this adventure into the new year. I hope you’ll join me and tell your friends about all the fun you’re having. I really do like to share my walks.

Thank you also for the comments many of you have made. I really appreciate them and always reply. If you don’t generally comment, please don’t be shy. It just two friends having a little chat.

So bundle up, it’s 26 degrees F. out this morning. It’s easy to take photos of rain or snow or fog but how do you capture “cold”? Here’s my shot at it, get it? 🙂

The obligatory photo of the Coupeville Wharf with a very snowy Mt. Baker in the background.

Winter-Wharf

Because of a high pressure system we have some inversion going on trapping some of the smoke and stuff in the lower atmosphere. Here’s a closer photo of Mt. Baker looking over Coupeville, Penn Cove and Saratoga Passage.

Mt-Baker-2

And this is probably the “coldest” photo I could find. The dock going out to the wharf was completely covered with frost. It was very slippery under my feet and cold!

Frosty-Wharf

So with that I’ll wrap up 2015 and call it a good year. I hope you had a good year as well and onward to 2016, make it a good one!

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.

05-01-15-Sunrise

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

05-01-14-Golden-Butterfly-Bush

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

05-01-15-Peonie

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

COUPEVILLE January 9, 2015

I left home even earlier than usual and boy was it dark. I had to use my headlight to see where I was walking and show cars exactly were I was. Despite that fact I still managed to get a couple of nice photos near the end of my walk.

This is looking east toward the Cascade Mountain Range across Penn Cove and Saratoga Passage. There was a lot of “drift” in the water even though we haven’t had any storms lately or extremely high tides. The sailboat appeared to be right in the middle of it all. I’m glad I was on shore and not cruising in my boat.

01-09-15-sailboat

Shortly after that shot the sky got really pink and looked great behind the town of Coupeville. This was taken from the Coupeville Wharf.

1-09-15-coupeville-sunrise

As always, thanks for walking with me this week and I look forward to having you back after the weekend.