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Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Whidbey Walk

Last Thursday at the Whidbey Island cabin, with the work done and the tulips visited, I went for a walk up the hill above Useless Bay.
A view of Useless Bay and Double Bluff from the top of Sunlight Beach road. 
Across the road, on Homestead Ave., sits the old homestead farm house. 
I headed down Bayview Road to see what I could see. 
An old holly farm, still producing.

The roadside  brush includes salmon berry
and elderberry. 
Big leaf maple flowers
I walked down into this upscale housing development to see a different perspective of Useless Bay and Double Bluff.

Retracing my steps, I cut through Sunlight Shores at the top of the hill.  I was struck by the color here.
Then I took the gravel path down through the wetlands to get back to Sunlight Beach road. 
The red winged blackbirds were singing their lovely song. 

Back at the cabin, I checked out the beach, which I had all to myself. 
I did have some company in the lagoon: a flicker on an old piling,
my favorite bird, a belted kingfisher, 
and some dabbling ducks, green winged teal. 
It was a good walk.

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful spot to be spending some sunshine days. The bay is gorgeous, as is the house!

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  2. You go on the most beautiful walks. I too love the colors in the picture of Sunlight Shores.

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  3. What a great walk and you took all of us with you.

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  4. What Red said. I had a great time on that walk with you. :-)

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  5. That is a beautiful slice of the earth and you were graced with some good company along your path.

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  6. Those are birds you don't see here in Hawaii.
    Love the colorful foliage.

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  7. I so enjoy your walks on the island! You always show such interesting things and it looks like there are lots of walking options.

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