The crop outside my window has really grown in the last month. It has flowers like a zucchini plant, but the plants are so close together, it must be some other type of squash. Boxes of bees have been set out in the field to help pollinate the plants. I have never seen the field being watered. The intermittent drizzle and the more significant rain we got this past week seems to have provided all the water needed.
This is the barn seen in the distance in the top picture. Old barns like these are all over Washington. It would make a good photographic project to photograph all the barns you come across. Some are almost totally collapsed, but still being used.
The farm I am next to is the last one on the block, so to say. Beyond it is marsh land next to Skagit Bay. Across the bay is Whidbey Island and the Naval Air Station. (Still enjoy seeing the jets fly overhead.)
There are two small islands near the shoreline that I just found out you can walk out to when the tide is low. I’ve added this to my to do list.
Corn field to the east of me. Won’t be long before it is ready to harvest.
Above: Mount Vernon, Washington looking west towards Anacortes. You may be able to see the Skagit River winding through town. Fir Island is considered part of Mount Vernon, albeit in the boondocks.
This house is along the main road to Fir Island. The DirectTV dish caught my attention. Most of the old homes in the area look so great I wondered if there was an ordinance that you had to paint your house every year. The above house is really an anomaly.
What you can’t see above, there is a tidy yellow house right behind this old one. Really!