The last week in November and the first week of December features some wonderful light, which makes dramatic photos. On those few clear days this time of year, the combination of long shadows and golden light flood Port Townsend’s Water Street.
William James Bookseller features used books. On Mondays and Thursdays Jim, the owner, buys used books. Many of the books he doesn’t want end up in front of the store and are available for free. This Monday ended up producing a lot of rejects for the free boxes.
Port Townsend is the summer home of many people who live in warmer climes, snow birds. Some birds don’t have a choice where they winter, not that the idea of warmer and drier days isn’t appealing. The snow only fell above 100 ft and didn’t last long, but it did show up last week.
We, in Port Townsend are either blessed or burdened with an absence of big box stores, and have to travel about an hour to get to the nearest one. This photo is of Costo in Silverdale, WA about 50 miles south of us. Thank goodness I wasn’t in the middle of Black Friday.
Saturday may have been one of the last clear dawns of the year. Certainly, it’s been wet and windy since. As you may have noticed, when the mornings are calm, I often head to Port Townsend’s Boat Haven for reflection photos.
This photo is of Downtown Port Townsend from halfway up the Bluff. Saturday weather was mostly clear and cold. The clouds were great, and the afternoon sun broke through to illuminate the Victorian brick buildings.
Okay, so the title for this post is grammatically incorrect. It gets the point across. If you have a motor scooter take advantage of its small size. This is the parking lot beside the Port Townsend Leader building.