AUTUMN AT ITS BEST – October 30, 2017

I’d like to remind you that if you are reading this on Facebook, please click on the link to see all the photos, I got some good ones today, thanks and enjoy.

It was a beautiful morning around Coupeville and a great day for a long walk. But before I get into that I wanted to share a few photos of our “Torchlight Parade” on Saturday. While there were no torches or floats there was a rather large army of crumb crunchers. As the costumed kids walked down Front Street the local merchants handed out treats. Here’s a shot of the arriving mob lead by the high school cheer squad and fire truck.

Full Parade

Now on to my walk. These red, fall, trees were unbelievable in the morning sunlight.

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The Sherman Prairie Produce farm had this huge display of pumpkins. A nice contrast against the red barn.

Shermans Pumpkins

This big buck scared me as I didn’t see him until I was right next to him. This was right in front of the hospital.

Buck

And now for my “Phantastic Photo of the Day”. I actually took this Saturday afternoon on my way home from the parade. I don’t get many photos late in the day but I’m glad I got the opportunity to capture it. We call that beach house the “Popeye House” because it looks like a place where Popeye would live. Mount Baker is lit by the setting sun.

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I hope you have a fantastic week as we wrap up October. Thanks for spending the time with me.

CHANGING TIMES

It’s that time of year when things really start to change. It gets colder, it gets cloudier, it gets wetter and it gets prettier. The leaves are finally starting to change and this was the best example I could find this morning during my walk.

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Another sign of change is the hay is in the barn and ready to feed the animals through the winter.

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The pumpkins are orange and everyone is getting ready for the Haunting of Coupeville. This picture was taken at Sherman’s Pioneer Produce Farm. Not only do they have pumpkins, they have lots to entertain visitors. Corn maze, hay maze, hay rides and trebuchet pumpkin chunkin’.

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It looks like their old trebuchet will soon be replaced by a newer and bigger one.

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Another thing that’s changed is kids are back in school. Everyone seems to really slow down when school first starts up but how soon they forget. This is just a public service reminder to slow down in school zones!

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Finally, while not a change, I did manage to catch this interesting photo of a Heron in flight. I played with the photo a bit and kind of like the results. Your taste may vary.

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for walking with me.

NO FOCUS

This morning I was a little distracted by the fact that today we are going to go pick up our camper and bring it home in preparation for a nice vacation in the near future. While you may not believe it walking and taking nice or interesting photos requires lots of focus and I’m not talking about the optical kind. Therefore today’s offerings are a little fragmented but I hope you like them just the same.

The first thing I spotted was this 1973 AMC Javelin SST. It has just been drug out from a back yard and is now sitting alongside the street. I hope they can save it and bring it back to original condition.

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I’ve seen a lot of interesting boat trailers in my life but this one takes the cake. The boat launch is only about six blocks from this house so it might just make it there and back. “Street Legal”? I doubt it!

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I’ve walked past this chair a hundred times but never saw it before. This morning it caught my eye and just needed to be recorded.

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Once again I stopped at Sherman’s Pioneer Produce and was able to capture three rusty tractors in one shot.

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At Rudy’s, another one of my favorite spots, I saw this tricycle delivering flowers. I just love all his two and three wheeled yard art.

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And with that we start yet another week all be it a short one. Thanks for walking with me.