The Port Townsend School of Woodworking, located in Fort Worden offers classes and workshops in multiple aspects of fine woodworking. Here students are cleaning up at the end of a workshop given by Jim Tolpin, author of numerous books on woodworking and cottage homes.
The second most common duck around here, at least this time of year is the American Widgeon. This one has been hanging out at Kah Tai Lagoon.
I’ve been shooting a lot of close up shots in the garden. I don’t want my indoor plants to feel neglected.
Last night’s sky held that lovely combination of moonlight, glowing low clouds lit by the city, and stars.
We planted 300 daffodil bulbs last fall. About two thirds of them are coming up. Most haven’t bloomed yet, but we’re appreciating the color of the ones that have. Fortunately, since these are outside the fence, deer don’t eat them.
Deer are pretty animals. Each year we see more and more of them. Tourists will often tie up traffic to stop and watch them. For locals they are mostly pests. Notice the fence around the yard these critters are passing. Almost any serious gardener in town has to fence deer out or risk losing valuable plants.
Colinwood Farm grows organic produce near the corner of San Juan and F Streets. In the summer the produce stand there overflows with vegetable goodness. Even in the winter months the farm manages to keep stock available. Produce is sold via an honor system payment box. This is definitely not the big city.
Some flowering trees are already blooming, and trees that normally leaf out in April are beginning to show buds, like this Raywood ash tree.
In a town of 8,000 there are an amazing 56 restaurants listed for Port Townsend in dexknows.com. Of those, there are surprisingly few old fashioned diners. One such is the Bayview Restaurant. While its food is ordinary, the view it offers is stunning, located as it is, on the breakwater above Port Townsend Bay.
There are a couple of bald eagles that spend a lot of time around the Larry Scott Trail. This one was kind enough to glide low enough along the bluff to photograph.