As with most road projects, this one seems to have gone on forever. We have two new roundabouts on Highway 20 (Sim’s Way) at the west end of town. Few locals express support for the project that has tied up traffic for months and made access to adjacent businesses difficult. However, roundabouts do reduce accidents and traffic deaths.
It’s been mostly cloudy again, but for a bit the clouds let the moon shine through as it rose over Port Townsend Bay. The distant lights are the Naval Station on Indian Island.
The Port Townsend Public Library started construction in 1913 with a Carnegie Library Foundation grant. It enjoys the highest per capita usage in Washington State.
As you can see it also has its share of poppies.
Port Townsend is awash in poppies now. We’ve always had them but this year they seem to be taking over the city. This is a bread seed poppy also known as an opium poppy. They’re legal to grow but not process for drugs of any kind. Let the pods (capsules) dry and they contain about a half a teaspoon of seeds each, the kind you use in baking.
Artichokes, leafy and root veggies are what’s available now at the Saturday Port Townsend Farmers’ Market. Well, there are all sorts of products made with locally grown foods, but this is what’s fresh.
This is one of those just for the heck of it photos. I took a lot of shots of this old car and decided to do a mirrored self-portrait.
Notice the blue sky? The weather’s been nice for the last couple of days. Loving summer.
I took this photos a couple of weeks ago. In my spare time, I used Photoshop to remove the power lines and poles.
This starling was coming in for a landing on the suet feeder (just beyond the seed feeder). Poor thing didn’t know that a new cage had been added that keeps birds its size out.
I was looking through my Battle of Port Gamble photos and found the double exposure I’d taken of a canon. I first took a distant shot, then ran closer to overlay a closeup of the canon being fired. The only Photoshop work done to this was the conversion to black and white.