Sunday, January 31, 2010

Do you see the colorful creature with the round eyes?

I enjoy finding things pictured in oil stains I come across on the pavement.
CLICK on to see it best.  I see a hairy dog with big ears resting and looking off to the east.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kitsap Peninsula -Port Orchard Boat Dock in January 2010

I found one other photo that captured some blue sky during my visit to my son's home in Port Orchard!  It was only briefly blue here and that is why I decided to capture the scene.

Friday, January 29, 2010

No sidewalks but . . .

I still walked around Port Orchard to see what I would find around the  nextbend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ferns upon the moss upon the bark of the tree . . .

Through the mist of the fog, I spotted this tree limb and found it interesting how each layer on the tree had its place as if it really belonged there all the time. . .

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Esther Beilmeir -- shipyard hero

CLICK on to read sign completely.

Just like the Kaiser shipyard here in Vancouver, women were an important part of the war effort in many cities.  How wonderful that Bremerton cared enough to honor this one to represent all!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another bell -- from the decommissioned USS Pyro

The first USS Pyro (AE–1), an ammunition ship, was laid down 9 August 1918 at the Navy Yard, Puget Sound, Wash.; launched 16 December 1919; sponsored by Mrs. G. A. Bissett, wife of Comdr. Bissett, the Construction Officer at Puget Sound Navy Yard; and commissioned 10 August 1920, Comdr. John Sisson Graham in command.

22 April 1924 she put in at Bremerton and decommissioned at the Puget Sound Navy Yard 10 September.

Pyro decommissioned at Seattle 12 June and was struck from the Navy List 3 July. She was turned over to the War Shipping Administration 14 July 1946, and in March 1950 she was sold to the National Metal and Steel Co. Terminal Island, California for scrapping

I am glad they saved this bell so that others could learn of its history. The information above, I found on the internet as there was not a sign to explain near the display.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter contrast . . .

I am not sure of what type of tree this is but for sure, it is beautiful with it's white dangling blossoms!  This tree was near my son''s home in Port Orchard.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rainbow seen going to Bremerton on foot ferry

CLICK on photos to see rainbow better.

I was peeking out the entrance on the ride to Bremerton when I spotted this rainbow, so I got brave, stood up and went out on deck and shot the next photo.

Friday, January 22, 2010


I am having so much trouble with this new blog and they way they format things that I give up tonight for trying to make a post for tomorrow.  Maybe I can do it  then.  sorry!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I don't know the origin of this totem pole but it is there near the dock to greet you as you enter the side of town closest to where my son and family live.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Foot Ferry between Port Orchard and Bremerton

CLICK on photo to see details better.
This is the ferry we rode to visit Bremerton.  It is called a foot ferry because no vehicles are allowed on it.  You park before you board. It has two floors and lots of long benches to sit on.  In nice weather, there are more ornate benches to sit on for a few people in the back of the ferry outside.  (See my bench blog. . .
benches tomorrow )I did not go around to the front outside  but the photo looks like there are some there also.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Snowman to order . . .

ON THE BENCH are items my youngest grandson received for Christmas so he could make a snowman.  There is a blue scarf and a black hat with blue headband to dress it up but before you add those, there is a carrot nose, three buttons, smaller buttons for the coal mouth, a pipe for it to smoke and a real carrot. 

Problem is, they haven't had any snow stick to the ground YET-- wish I had such a neat set!

Monday, January 18, 2010

The only patch of blue all week in Port Orchard. . .

See that patch of blue in the sky?  I discovered it on my first walk (back to son's home from a boat dock) in Port Orchard.  It didn't last long as the rains came back within the hour of first seeing this patch of blue.  I know the photo is terrible with all the wires but that is the only way I could capture the blue we momentarily had.  Maybe the wires segment it off to show you how little much better than if they weren't there. . .

Here, I zoomed in so it looked like we had lots of blue sky.  haha  If you believe that, I have some seashore property to sell you in Nevada.  haha  It rained every single day I was in Port Orchard but I got lots of walks in anyway in spite of it all.  I was happy to find out that I had not missed any snow when I returned to Vancouver.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stairway to snow heaven

Snow Heaven

I would eagerly climb these stairs daily
If I knew they would lead to snow "heaven!"
Wouldn't it be wonderful
For us snow lovers
IF such a place existed?
Those who curse the snow wouldn't have to dampen
the spiritis of us snow lovers
When we get a couple inches of snow covering the earth
And everyone could be happy.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. . .

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Old Carnegie Library, now a museum, sits in the splendor of the first snowfall this year. . .

Thought this made a pretty scene as I walked the neighborhood in the first snowfall of the winter.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Snow covered water play seats

It's neat to see the summer sprinkler area change its looks when in a different season than summer.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Frosting on the cake . . . errrr I mean snow on the hedge. . .

Doesn''t it look delicious . . . I mean lovely!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A little help with decorations . . .

This tree was decorated with ribbons but I guess Mother Nture decided to help a bit too.  The snow patches looked like a lovely accent.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Flowers in the snow. . .

I was quite surprised to see these Dahlias sticking out from the snowbank.
Today's my birthday! Happy Birthday to me. . .Ü

Monday, January 11, 2010

Designs by "snow" . . .

When snow clings to the crevices of surfaces, they make a neat design, don't you think?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hundreds of birds overhead . . .

I was walking along in the snow and heard a great noise above me. Looking up, there were probably hundreds of birds flying in all directions very fast.  This is the best I could do to capture part of the group. . .
CLICK on photo to enlarge. I had no opportunity to get a close up because they kept changing directions.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pioneer Woman statue at Esther Short Park

Not even the Pioneer Womean escaped the snow.
CLICK on to enlarge for better details. . .

Friday, January 8, 2010

Last look at Christmas tree in Esther Short Park. . .

Just part of the tree that had snow on it!  Made the decorations look even prettier!

This looks like there is a wreath on the Christmas tree but . . .

it's really on a pole in front of the tree when I move further away.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

More snowmen from our first snowfall of the winter. . .

This  one was at Esther Short Park on the night of the first snowfall.  I had forgotten  this one when I showed you the rest of them at the park.CLICK on it to enlarge and see it better.

This one and the other two below, I saw on the second day after the first snowfall on a hike over to the trail I featured yesterday.  This one has 4 snowballs for the body!

This is a whole family of snowmen and

this is a close up of one of the above .

Hope you enjoyed the snowmen I have seen during our first and only (so far) snowfall.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Walking thru woods on a snowy day at Stewart Glen

The sign indicates the beginning of the trail on Bernie Drive and Fruit Valley Road.

The sidewalk trail is shoveled for a few yards up the trail. 

Looking at the "lake" that begins the Burnt Bridge waterway. . .

See the frozen lake at the head of BBC?  Part of the water to the upper right is not frozen.

The water is frozen and a layer of ice coats the BBC.

Still looking at the  lake where BBC begins.

Snow covered trunk along the trail and lake.

Ferns peek out from a  covering of snow along the trail.

One of the bridges over Burnt Bridge Creek. 

Benches looking over the snow covered prarie along BBC trail.

The evergreen branch leans towards the trail as it is heavy with snow.

Snow laden branches along the trail.

Snow covered branches hang out over the BBC.

Many feet have walked this snowy trail today!