Sunshine in Port Townsend for the Holiday Weekend

Photo of sunshine in Port Townsend area
Sunshine over the Olympic Mountains

For the third year in a row, the Memorial Day weekend started out sunny and warm(ish). And for the third year in a row, a chance of showers is forecast for Monday. We’ll enjoy what we can get.

The water in the foreground is Discovery Bay.

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Snake in the Grass

photo of garden snake
Downtown Port Townsend wildlife

Near the end of an unofficial Port Townsend Photo Club meeting, ¬†downtown at the Undertown coffee shop, a group of us were talking. Actually, I was talking. I stopped mid-sentence and exclaimed, “A snake!”

I ran out of the coffee shop, camera in hand, and probably terrified the poor snake by shoving a camera about a foot from its face. You never know what you’ll see in PT.

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Seagull in Flight

photo of flying gull in Port Townsend
On the wing

Port Townsend bird photographer,¬†David Gluckman calls this type of photo a BIF (bird in flight). Being a serious bird photographer is serious business (and seriously expensive). It’s not something I’m interested in pursuing. However, when the gulls soar low overhead on the beach, it’s hard not to try an occasional BIF shot.

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Chimacum Chicken

Photo of egg hen in Chimacum, WA
Wayward Hen

This hen was wandering outside the fence that contained her flock mates. Keeping egg hens has become quite the thing around Port Townsend and surrounding communities. There are 4 places I know of within a half mile of our home that have chickens. This particular bird was behind the Chimacum Valley Veternary Hospital. When I left our cat off to get his teeth cleaned, this hen clucked by.

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