Thursday, July 27, 2017

Coupeville Washington

Hello, happy Thursday everyone!


I am sharing some more of my Washington State photos. On this day we stopped at the Fort Casey State Park to see the Admiralty Lighthouse. The lighthouse was cute, it seemed almost like a miniature home to me. It is also where I saw my lifer the California Quail. We also saw a few Golden-crowned Sparrows and a Spotted Towhee, lots of bunnies and a few deer.






The California Quail were camera shy so I had to stay a good distance so I would not spook them. Sorry for the photo quality.



You can just make out the Golden Crown on this Sparrows head.




The Spotted Towhee  looks like a colorful bird.


A pair of Golden-crowned Sparrows.


Some deer were walking around the park.


The bunnies were everywhere we walked in the park.


A view of the coastline from the top of the cliff.


After this park visit we headed to the Coupeville-Port Angeles ferry. I will post more on that part of the trip another time. The weather was not the greatest for our ferry ride on this day but the rain held off.

My thankful list for today:
I am thankful for the rain it is necessary, but I am also thankful for clear sunny days.
I am thankful for all the beautiful places to visit in the great USA.
I thank you for visiting and your comments.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.  Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday

Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

65 comments:

Christine said...

That is one of the cutest lighthouses ever!
The towhead is a pretty colourful bird.
Have a wonderful day!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What a posh looking lighthouse Eileen!
Those golden-crowned sparrows are so cute as are the bunnies and the dainty deer. Have a wonderful Thursday :)

Lynn said...

I adore that lighthouse! It must be amazing to live someplace like that - I am assuming it is occupied.

And lovely birds - what a wonderful trip!

Karen said...

You got some great shots. I love the lighthouse and coast, and that spotted towhee is magnificent.

Tom said...

...what a gorgeous lighthouse.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Very nice ballade in this park, it looks like it is housing many interesting species.
Keep well and enjoy this weekend :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, I just love that lighthouse. I could live there! I have stayed overnight in a lighthouse in Rhode Island called Rose Island Lighthouse. It was a wonderful experience. If you get a chance look it up and check it out. Hubby surprised me with the overnight because he knows I love lighthouses.
Enjoy your day!!

Sandra said...

this is the prettiest lighthouse I have ever seen, so different from the normal ones.. sweet little birds. I don't do ferries

Gordon said...

Interesting post Eileen, and you have introduced me to a new to me bird, the Golden-crowned Sparow, enjoy your day, Gordon.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I too am in love with the lighthouse! That coastal scene is one to make the breathing deeper... YAM xx

Blogoratti said...

Lovely trip it seems and amazing capture. Warm greetings!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Love the lighthouse and all the wildlife here. Pretty scenic views too.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

What a cute little lighthouse! It had a wonderful look.
Happy Thursday!

amo sin blogg said...

Oh, what a nice trip you had.
Beautiful pictures.

ann said...

I love the new banner. All of my favorite things. Washington looks so beautiful. We have never been there, but I have heard so much about it's beauty. We used to see the spotted towhee here; now I know where they go as they migrate through. Wonderful post.

Bob Bushell said...

Absolutely stunning, the first Quail, fabulous.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

a successful outing, definitely

ellen b said...

Happy to see more of your time in Washington, Eileen. When are kids were in Elementary school they would have an outdoor/survival course at Fort Casey as part of their education. Hope your week is going well.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen and yes happy Thursday, it's actually not raining and the sun is in full bloom! Yes! I have to say this lighthouse like pretty much everyone I ever see is beautiful. A good thing as many secluded and they the people working it did for a good number of years! Our Split Rock in Minnesota was usually in the worst of storms summer and winter! Brave hard working souls.

Linda W. said...

What a beautiful little lighthouse!

Maggee said...

Such a cute lighthouse!!! Love it! I am sure you enjoy seeing 'new' birds in all of your travels! I look forward to ANY trips just for that reason! The Towhee especially intrigues me! Hugs!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful views! The quail are very unusual to my eyes.

Jeanna said...

That's one of the nicest lighthouses I've seen. You could happily live there.

Linda said...

Such a beautiful and delightful series, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing.

RedPat said...

That has to be one of the nicest lighthouses anywhere, Eileen!

Nina said...

The lighthouse is very very pretty!
And I find the red tawkee bird looking a bit like a bird called Punatulkku, we see in wintertime here in Finland.

Jeanie said...

This looks like beautiful territory -- and Washington State is one I've not visited so I really enjoy the tour!

Linda Gross said...

That is a. Ice-looking lighthouse. It looks like it could be produced as a tabletop souvenir. It reminds me of some that I have seen.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that view from the top of the cliff! And I would like to travel and see more of the lighthouses in the US...love them all! Hugs!

Lea said...

Great photos of all the animals, and I love the lighthouse, too!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I've never explored WAshington state. LOve the lighthouse!

Michelle said...

You visit the best places and I always enjoy your photos. Thank you for linking up today and I hope to see you back again next week. Have a great weekend!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's a really beautiful little lighthouse! We commonly see quail out in our Mojave desert, but not sure if it's California or Gambel's Quail.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Something about lighthouses... Your find is a good one. Nice shots of the birds. I am always amazed you know them all.

Martin Kloess said...

These are remarkable photos. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Rose said...

I would love to see a California Quail...I think they are so beautiful. And that lighthouse sure is a beauty.

The Furry Gnome said...

We stopped in Coupeville too. Loved the little old downtown by the pier, the old buildings, and the pier itself.

rupam sarma said...

Hi, Loved the post. Amazing place and pics.

Denise inVA said...

The lighthouse is very pretty in design and I thoroughly enjoyed every sweet critter you shared with us. Thank you Eileen, have a great day and weekend :)

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots.

Ranten said...

Hei Eileen! I love the ligthous! Happy weekend!

Lynne said...

Liked the Lighthouse Home Look.
A bit different with some charm . . .
Always enjoy your bird, critter pics, no matter what state . . .

Debbie said...

That is a beautiful lighthouse, I could live there!! Pretty towhee, I have only ever seen one here!!

thomas said...

truly a light'house'

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
how fabulous that you could see deer and bunnies too. So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful images. I am looking forward to going to Oregon and WA state next month.

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Missy George said...

What a darling lighthouse...The Towhee is beautiful..Love the Quails topnotch..Have a wonderful weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) The view from the lighthouse must be fabulous,..the whole building is very attractive, more like a house, than a lighthouse. The Spotted Towhee is such a pretty bird, and you had great sightings of all the different critters. When Hubby and I were in Washington State many years ago, I wasn't into photography then, more's the pity!

Sandi said...

Kinda overcast, but so pretty....

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Eileen.. Beautiful place and birds.. Happy weekend..

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely looking lighthouse! Great to see all the wildlife too!

indah nuria Savitri said...

Such a great place indeed.. Going outdoor is perfect for summer

Laura. M said...

Cute pictures Eileen. I really like the headlights, this beautiful.
Good weekend my friend.
Besos.

Cloudia said...

Oh I love lighthouses and CA quail and. . . .YOU!

LV said...

What a fun nature trip. Thanks for taking us along.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Such a nice series. I enjoy going to various lighthouses, too. The Calif. Quail brought back memories as I lived in California for most of my life prior to TN and FL. Have a wonderful weekend!

magiceye said...

A lovely lighthouse and wonderful nature captured!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Love that beautiful lighthouse, Eileen! Pinning that to my lighthouse Pinterest board

Pietro Brosio said...

Very nice post, Eileen, with beautiful images.
Happy weekend!

phann son said...

I adore that lighthouse! It must be amazing to live someplace like that - I am assuming it is occupied.


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Jenn Jilks said...

You've a good eye, and quick reflexes. I see things, like the grouse, but they fly off before a photo!!!

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happyone said...

Oh I just LOVE that lighthouse with the little home. I want to live there.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that is one gorgeous lighthouse. I could live there any day if I was allowed to :)

And great wildlife too.

Pat Tillett said...

So many animals and great photos!
I really love the old lighthouse. I guess they weren't much into seeing the scenery outside while indoors back then.

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