I take a TON of photos. Sometimes these don’t fit into a cohesive blog narrative, but they still wind up in my Flickr stream. I decided that I’d just post a few of these all along with a caption. These aren’t necessarily in any order nor are they meant to convey anything. I’ll be doing these all along as I come across weird things out here.
First up are the sunsets. If the sun breaks through the clouds these can be spectacular. It’s hard to resist running out with a camera every evening. These are from different nights.
And, of course, Mount Baker looms over everything here. Sometimes it’s hidden by clouds and sometimes it’s bright and bold. When it’s out, it’s hard NOT to take a photo.
Most often we’ve seen Baker while out on one of our walks. There is a local birding place that’s also a hunting preserve. Right now it’s duck season, so we don’t walk that particular stretch. Laura and I have also been walking along Padilla Bay just south of Bayview. It’s a nice two-mile paved walkway.
Here are a few more miscellaneous pictures. We start with snow on the mountains overlooking Mount Vernon. We often think of these as being like Paris Mountain is to Greenville, but these are much higher, especially if they can get snow in October on a regular basis.
There were these amazing merengue creations at The Farmhouse Restaurant, where we went for breakfast one morning.
There are lots of pumpkins grown in the area. One of the very first photos I posted to Flickr was a close-up of a small pumpkin on Mrs. Wright’s fence post, back in 2005. These are similar photos I took earlier this week.
I do a few random drives and explorations. This is the Chuckanut Highway Bridge over Colony Creek, along with the Colony Creek Chapel.
If I don’t want to venture too far I just head to the rocky north beach on Samish Island. Large ships often hang out here, waiting to visit or leave from the oil refinery in Fidalgo Bay.
Other weird stuff…this was parked in front of the movie theater when I went to see Blade Runner 2049.
And finally, I’ll leave you with this spectacular double-rainbow that lingered for a long time over the island.