SPIDER WEB AND SCARECROW

The Haunting of Coupeville continues as I discovered on my morning walk today. Some of the “haunting” is natural while others are man made as you’ll see.

It was even foggier and darker this morning than yesterday but once again I made the best of it and had a nice walk.

The spiders seem to be really busy building webs to catch food for their winter stores. This one with the autumn leaves really caught my eye.

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This spider was lying in wait for the next tasty meal.

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Another new scarecrow showed up this morning. It’s presented by the Coupeville Elementary School, Second Grade, nicely done kids.

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I grew up in a small Nebraska town where most homes had nice big front porches. This home, especially with the fall colors, really reminds me of those times.

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The Halloween decorations are going up all around Coupeville and this gentleman, I forgot his name, was helping the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association group put up hay bails, pumpkins and corn stalks. They are all along Front Street, nicely done group.

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As usual, thanks for walking with me, I really enjoy your company!

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

This mornings photos are brought to you from yesterday’s walk with my sister Diane. We have a full day on our plate and I won’t be walking, at least not around Coupeville so, as I mentioned yesterday, I have more to share.

Out on Ebey Prairie the squash and pumpkins are ready to be harvested. My brother Ron, of Walking Fort Bragg fame, asked a good question, “How do pumpkin’s know to turn orange just in time for Halloween?” Coincidence, I think not.

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Of course some still have a long way to go before they become Halloween material. But I really liked this flower.

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I really like the way Sherman’s Pioneer Produce advertises the fact that they have pumpkins for sale. They paint these hay-rounds every year and place them in a field leading to their farm.

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And finally one more scarecrow we found on Front Street at the Penn Cove Gallery. Who knew scarecrows could be artistic?

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With that I wish you a great day ahead and I’ll be back walking and gawking tomorrow. Please join me if you can and invite your friends along as well.

SCARECROWS, MYTHICAL AND REAL

The Coupeville scarecrow contest continues. Once again I got rained on which shortened my walk a little but I did find some more scarecrows and other things of interest.

This scarecrow was spotted on the library porch, it’s “Fancy Nancy”.

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On Front Street I saw “The Little Prince” at the Penn Cove Gallery.

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I really like the idea of this next one. It’s “Christopher Robin” and it’s in front of “Christopher’s” restaurant.

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These scarecrows are not in the contest but are real “live” scarecrows, can you say that about scarecrows? They are guarding this garden by the Four Square Church.

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The roadwork around town continues. They were putting a new surface on Coveland Street this morning.

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And I finally got a pretty nice photo of our Harbor Seal, it posed very nicely and didn’t swim away as soon as I pointed my camera.

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I hope you enjoy my daily efforts to bring you a taste of my wee town of Coupeville.

THE SUN RISES AGAIN

I’m always happy that the sun comes up every day but unfortunately we don’t get to see it every day. We’ve had a run of cloudy mornings lately but this morning was sunny and very special. I hope you like today’s offerings.

This photo almost looks like I’m looking down at reflections of the sunrise on the water but it’s clouds that are so nicely lit up.

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Looking west the sky was pretty as well with these Canada Geese flying in the foreground.

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Further out on the Ebey Prairie Reserve I though this tule fog surrounding the farm was nice.

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It appears that “Sherman’s Pioneer Produce Farm” is open for business. Every year they put out these big hay rounds painted like Jack-O-Lanterns.

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Back in town they are making progress on replacing the perfectly good ADA ramps with new ADA ramps, I guess we have money to burn.

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I spotted a new scarecrow this morning in front of an insurance company. It’s kind of a play on words as the Coupeville High School Mascot is the “Wolf”.

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And finally out on the wharf I saw that the tide was in so no beach to rest on for the seagulls. I guess the roof of the wharf does just fine.

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Enjoy your hump day unless your retired, then there’s never any hump 🙂