Not much to say. We had a calm night, so I headed to the Boat Haven marina to capture reflections. Many thanks to the members of the Port Townsend Photo Club who gave me valuable editing feedback on this image.
K called me to look out at a crow dive bombing an eagle, which was perched on top of a big doug fir tree. I tried to get close enough for a shot but the eagle must have decided that it had enough before I could get in range for a sharp image. Fortunately, I did manage to catch the birds just as the eagle took off.
Throughout the area you can find evidence of old farms. In some cases you’ll see mature apple trees and maybe the stones of a foundation. Some buildings haven’t quite disintegrated that far. I guess you could call this the picturesque stage of decay.
The day dawned, if not clear, at least warm and pleasant. Late afternoon the weather caught up to this poor guy, who had to cycle home. This is near the Keystone Ferry terminal on Water Street.
While I’m focused on backyard birds, I might as well post a photo of the store where we get our feeders and much of our bird food. Come to think of it, our binoculars came from there too. The Wild Birds Unlimited store is on US 101, in Gardiner, WA. That’s between 15 and 20 miles from here and just west of Discovery Bay. The owners are super helpful and have fun stuff to sell.
The finches have been back at our feeder for a bit over a month now. I’ve been trying to photograph them with an interval timer. It took a few tries to figure it out and for a bird to pose during one of the timed shots. This finch volunteered.
This small, about two acre, section of native prairie has been set aside to preserve the type of vegetation that was common in this area after the last ice age, over 10,000 years ago. You can find it in the Port Townsend Golf Course. The preserve is maintained by the Olympic Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. With all the wildflowers blooming, it’s particularly lovely in spring.
Behind Dragonfire Video on the corner of San Juan and 19th Streets sits this forgotten picnic table. Before the video store occupied that location, we had Provisions Deli. On a lovely spring day like today it was a treat to grab lunch and eat it here. Looking west offers a delightful view of Kah Tai Lagoon.
The Jefferson County Courthouse is one of the iconic buildings in Port Townsend. It’s certainly one of the most photographed. I keep trying to come up with a different image than the standard tourist shot.
The night was calm and warmish, so I thought to take some reflection photo of the boats at the Boat Haven Marina. I got a couple of nice shots but had to spend a few minutes convincing security that I’m not a terrorist or vandal. Thank goodness for digital camera reviews. The guy really appreciated this shot.
Included in the Newton Area Photo, Weekend Reflection post.