Trumpeter swans

In recent winters I’ve been delighted to find small flocks of trumpeter swans foraging in open fields. I started searching a few weeks ago. Last week a few of them showed up for a day near the Dungeness River.

It was late in the day, shooting into the sun, at a distance. Not optimum. But this pair ignored me and stayed in place.

The rest of the mini flock hunkered down a bit beyond a field of chard.

I haven’t seen these magnificent birds again in the same field. But now that I know a few are here I’ll keep looking to see if the rest of the gang has caught up.

Discovery Trail Farm

There’s an interesting looking building not far from Kitchen Dick Road. (Yes, I know. Funny name. It’s taken from two regional pioneer family names, Kitchen and Dick.) It’s another one of those places that blends into the scenery until someone like a Dear Husband says, “Did you see the airplane in that building?” “A what?”

In an open overhang is the wooden frame of an airplane. Clearly someone’s project. Clearly not going anywhere in the near future. It looks as if it’s been left alone for a good while.

It’s another one of those “I don’t know the story” stories. I’m beginning to realize that comes with the territory when you’re a curious photographer. But if you’re a local or would like to know more about Sequim’s aviation history, here’s a link to an interesting article.

Sold!

This sweet piece of property is within walking distance of much of Sequim’s retail, Walmart, Home Depot, and other businesses. Not far away is a small housing subdivision. I suspect it’s one of Sequim’s heritage farms with at least 5-10 acres of land. A good part of the year there is at least a few head of cattle grazing.

First I noticed “For Sale” signs with “SALE PENDING” on them. Now it says “SOLD.” It’s such a pretty little farm. I hope it continues in agriculture rather than the never ending march of new housing.

Holiday Lane

We recently went to Diamond Point, a little community located on the east side of Sequim Bay. Diamond Point Road serves as the main road into most of area. This time of year it becomes “Holiday Lane.”

Trees and shrubs all along the road are festooned with Christmas tree ornaments. Large and small, grouped and sparse, there are thousands of ornaments brightening the roadway.

Both sides of the road are decorated for about four miles, an impressive expression of holiday cheer.