Christmas Lite – November 29, 2017

I apologize for the lack of blogging but the weather has really been bad lately and not conducive to taking photos. This morning it was nicer but remains dark for a long time, again making photographing of my wee island town difficult. The sun just starts to break over the horizon at 7:40 and it rises very slowly. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

Anyway, I did get a couple of photos this morning so get your shoes on and lets got walking!

A friend of mine said that he’s going to decorate his house “Grizwald Lite”. I think I know what he’s talking about. Here are a couple of screen captures from “Christmas Vacation” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

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Here’s “Christmas Lite” and I really like it!

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On my way home I swung by the Coupeville Wharf and it looked like the seagulls were having a convention. I wonder what they were all talking about?

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With another break in the weather I’ll be back tomorrow or not! Keep your shoes on 😉

MORE WITCHES – October 5, 2017

After this morning’s walk I believe the theme for this years “Witching of Coupeville” is “The Wizard of Oz”! Here’s the proof.

These are all new ones that I didn’t see yesterday. I’m not sure who sponsored this one, it was by a rock next to a parking lot.

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Ortho Witch

Dorthy Rec Center

Basset Club Witch

I also spotted this house with a Halloween display. I always think they should paint this house a brighter color until Halloween and the it really looks spooky, a perfect haunted house! I did mess with the lighting a little bit 🙂

Dark House with Pumpkins

And now for my “Phantastic Photo of the Day”! Yesterday was all about the birds but check this out. These geese are flying south and look at how many seagulls and pigeons are on the roof of the Coupeville Wharf! This place is going to the birds.

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I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoyed walking with me.

Bird Houses – February 27, 2017

This morning I decided to start the week off with a nice easy three mile walk. As it turns out that was a great decision. It ended up being 3.3 miles and the last three tenths of a mile was in the rain and sleet, it was 35 degrees F!

Along the way I spotted these two “Bird Houses” that seem to have a propensity for attracting seagulls. Of the 3.3 miles I walk these were the only houses with seagulls, I really am curious as to what’s attracting them to that particular location.

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Here’s  a couple of close-ups of the two roofs.

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Out at the high school ball field, along the edge of the Ebey Prairie, I spotted this sign on one of the dugout’s. It sounds like the Coupeville Wolves are really getting serious about winning this year.

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And now I’ll hang up and dry off! Thanks for walking with me and onward to a new week!

NO POOP! RIGHT! – January 20, 1915

I’m sorry about missing our walk yesterday but just as I walked out the door it started raining. I don’t like walking in the rain because it’s not very good for photos or my camera. A half hour later the rain had stopped so I got suited up again and out the door. As I got to the end of our driveway here it came again. That did it, done for the day.

This morning though it was beautiful and clear as I left the house in the dark. I did see one interesting thing. The Whidbey Isle Yarn shop has a knitted bicycle out front. It was too far away from the store to get them both in so I used a flash on the bike and lightened the background in Photoshop. I put the two together and here’s what I got. That was fun.

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When I got to Ebey Prairie the fog had rolled in and no photo-ops. But that all changed as I got to the Coupeville Wharf. The fog had rolled on shore and up the hill. I caught this sailboat with the fog rolling away and the morning sky coming to life.

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I took that photo from the end of the dock and as I turned around I thought the wharf looked photo-worthy as well.

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One of the problems with a seaside village is bird poop! We have many seagulls, crows, starlings and heron. You really have to look out for those heron, they can whiten a large area of a deck.

To prevent this from messing up the pier going to the wharf they string fishing line a few inches above the railings. This is supposed to make it difficult for the seagulls to land on the railing. I think it worked for a little while but our seagulls are pretty smart and have figured out that if they stand on the fishing line the can sit there and poop on the deck all they want 🙂

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So with that happy thought, onward to your week. As always thanks for walking with me.

CURIOUS MIND

This morning there was nothing that really caught my eye for a great photograph but my mind started questioning the things I did see. Unfortunately I didn’t come up with any answers but…

What are they going to build in this small square marked out near the trail that goes through Kruger Woods?

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What is the landscaping going to look like in front of this new home? Look closely and you can see orange lines winding all over the place.

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How much longer is this mossy roof on the restrooms at the Town Park going to last?

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What would this tiny room with a chimney coming out of its roof be for?

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And my final question, who decides the pecking order when seagulls line up in a row? Also, why are they so perfectly spaced?

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So there ya go. Enjoy our walk and enjoy the day.

12TH MAN

In case you were hiding under a rock yesterday the Seahawks won and are going to the Super Bowl. During my walk this morning I spotted evidence of support for the team so I’ll start with that and then end up with a few of nice photos.

The Coupeville School “Message Rock” definitely supports the team.

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Just in case the 49ers were flying over Coupeville we have this to show.

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And for those driving by this should get the message across.

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OK, now some nice photos around the Coupeville wharf, enjoy.

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There, that should start off you holiday week. Happy MLK Day and onward to a beautiful week.

STRANGE CROPS

It was a crystal clear morning for my walk today. Unfortunately I spent most of it looking at the ground, let me explain. Yesterday while riding my new bike I lost my “FitBit”. It was only a four mile ride but when you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, that’s a lot of looking down. I walked a total of six miles and did not find it, darn.

What I did salvage from my walk was a nice photo and some silly ones. I’ll start with the silly ones first.

Here on the Ebey Prairie they grow some very strange crops. To being with did you know that they grow “marshmallows”? Well they do here.

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We have another farmer that grows “Seagulls”. I don’t believe  I’ve ever eaten a farm grown Seagull 🙂

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This is the story of the “Hard Workin’ Guy and The Slacker”.

The first guy, the “Slacker” was responsible for sweeping the edge of the road for the line painter.

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The whistle blew and he stopped for the day.

The “Hard Workin’ Guy”, a “Line Painter”, only had a mile to go to finish the road so he kept right on working to finish the job even though the whistle blew.

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What a dedicated guy 🙂

And finally a really nice photo of a farm with the Olympic Mountains in the background basking in the beautiful morning sun.

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Have a great week ahead and thanks for visiting my Photoblog.