Are We Walking to Alaska

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Willy Nilly Five On Friday

Fridays are more fun than usual - Don gets off work early - we do our weekend shopping for fresh produce and then a ride in the country, especially nice in the summer when the days are longer and sun is shining.
 1. Sometimes we see boats tipped over after a big wind storm - winds were up to 50 mph.  These boats are anchored in a very shallow bay (Birch Bay) and when the tide is out the boats rest on the sand.  The wind seemed to be too much for them this time.

 2. Sometimes we see interesting transportation - The horse drawn wagon is in Birch Bay for a festival
 Old cars on the road are fun to follow - and I try and get photos of them ahead of us and as they turn corners.  This car was on its way to a yard sale - so were we.

 Our city buses are decorated in many different ways - this one has people enjoying the great park in Bellingham
 Oops - can't ride on this little white donkey - but he was cute anyway
 3. Often we see water on our rides - ducks swimming
 Paddle boards on the lake

 Clouds over the bay
 And a cute little dingy out for an afternoon ride
 4. Sometimes something unusual catches our eye - tin men made of tin cans - clever

 5. And it is always a thrill when we see a Great Blue Heron.  It is sitting on a post in the middle of the photo - just a light dot in the distance
Zoom in and there it is - looking for dinner I suppose.  These stumps are placed in a wetland area that has been rehabilitated.  Often we see hawks sitting on them - this was the first heron we saw.  After the original sighting we just had to turn around and get some pictures.


Thelma said...

Beautiful photos. A nice ride, especially going to a yard sale.

Thelma said...

Beautiful photos. A nice ride, especially going to a yard sale.

Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely to see what you have been noticing when you have been out and about! Certainly lots to see! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. Hope that you are having a great weekend! xx

Mary said...

. . . . . . . as I've always told you dear - I love your area of the country and am always hoping to come back again. Perhaps next year we'll be back in Bellingham - can't happen too soon for me.

Great pics - hope your weekend is fabulous. The chalk is ready if you want to come doodle on my table, LOL!

Mary -

Tom said...

#1 OOPS!
#2 The car looks like my '50 Ford.
#3 Nice to be near the water.
#4 From the Wizard of Oz?
#5 Great to be able to zoom!
Tom The Backroads Traveller

Wildflowerhouse said...

Yes the blue heron visited my pond yesterday. When they fly it just amazes me every time. Those winds were really something. I so enjoy your travels about the area.

Powell River Books said...

For a small town, Powell River has a huge antique car club. About a hundred came out to the airport for a show and shine to go along with our Flying Club fly-in. About 100 showed up after parading through town in the Seafair Parade. Hope the boat owners got there before the tide came in! - Margy

Lorrie said...

You see lots of interesting things on your travels through your pretty area. Blue Herons are always a thrill for me, too.

Kay said...

Ouch! It looks like those boats took a real beating! The horses pulling that wagon are beautiful.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a fun five. The old car was a real delight, how times have changed!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think we had a car like that when I was a kid. Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Rose said...

I love the tin man...but all the shots are interesting and draw the attention in.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

There's so much going on in your neck of the woods! Great pictures!I bet you'll be having some marvellous autumn colours any day soon, I love that! xx

J said...

I pinned the tin man to my "crafts for kids" board. Someday I may try to duplicate him with them! So cute!
The bus is amazing! And such a sweet little donkey. I don't think I've ever seen a white one before!

Tanya Breese said...

i get so excited when i spot a heron too! i also take pictures of interesting vehicles in front of us and when they turn and how funny yours was going to the same place as you! i love that little donkey! i enjoyed my ride around town with you! thank you for linking :)