Like a cat batting at a mouse, Mother Nature toys with us. Must’ve been over 50 today. A long walk through town I took under a clear, blue, sun-drenched sky.
Weather report (and the friendly guy walking past me on the bike path with a small, rambunctious terrier) predict cold, windy,rainy weather moving in later this week.
One thing I’ve learned, being new to the PNW, is to run with these blue-bird days because they may not return for awhile. This winter’s been abnormally warm and clear.
Today, I met a friend for a walk to the library. After catching up, we parted ways and I continued up to the Uptown portion of town to my favorite bakery (Pan D’Amore) for coffee and a cinnamon roll.
Signs of spring abound.
Ornamental rhododendrons are blooming, the wild ones are not.
I think this is a camellia:
Cherry blossoms give a heady scent to the air. I’m a total sucker for them.
Here you can see some on the hillside above the lagoon. The plume in the center is the paper mill. The Olympic Mountains line the horizon.
The clock tower on the Jefferson County Courthouse is still the tallest structure visible on Port Townsend’s skyline.
Such a beautiful building. When I went in for my plates and registration there was NO one waiting. Real people answer the phone. Can you imagine? I was floored.
Walked past one of the marinas on the way home. My phone died. I wasn’t able to snap pics of the boatyard and its smallest of sailboats to giant commercial fishing boats being repaired.
I also couldn’t photograph the blackbirds in the marsh, the busted up boat that’s entertained beach-playing kids for a year or the two eagles chattering and soaring above. There’s a whole lot to take in during these walks.
I’ll continue to share my new backyard with you. I’m rather fond of it.