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EDDD 4: Cranberry Bogs And The Hood

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Dear Diary (Haahaha),

My horoscope for Wednesday, Dec 4th, 2013 “Although you might think about ways to minimize your heavy workload today (oh yes I did!), someone else (my neighbor, Greg) may successfully convince you to reconsider your plans. Taking time to reevaluate your current motives (stay in the cave and be anti-social or spend quality time with a neglected friend) is a good idea, but don’t get duped into doubting your ability to make the right decision (no duping involved). Remember, people (Greg & Gertrude) are counting on you. Nevertheless, listening to your instincts now is smarter than solely relying on others for guidance.”

Luckily, my instincts jived perfectly with Greg’s guidance flippin’ great idea for the day. Unfortunately, I have to finish reporting yesterday’s photo journey before I can tell you about today’s adventures into the wilderness.

If you’ve never seen cranberry bogs, well okay, no big deal, but you NEED to see them with a coat of winter frost and snuggled next to this velvety green grass berm and…

Cranberry bogs, Grayland, WA PHALL PHOTO 2013

Cranberry bog, Grayland, WA
PHALL PHOTO 2013

And you NEED to see the frosted cranberry bogs rolling up to this aging little white shack. I think it is a pump house to control the bog water. I NEED to go back to the museum and get the details:>)

Frosted cranberry bog shack. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Frosted cranberry bog shack.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

The sun has touched this part of the bog with a warm kiss…the mossy shack looks at its spiffy neighbor and thinks he’d rather be torn down than look like that!

Cranberry bog and shack. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Cranberry bog and shack with snooty neighbor in background.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

Of course it could be worse…

Garage giving in to the bog. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Garage giving in to the bog. Sorry about the blur.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

…or there’s that lucky shack down the road that has a POND! And a DUCK!

Cranberry bog shack with duck pond. (The envy of the other shacks.) PHALL PHOTO 2013

Cranberry bog shack with duck pond. (The envy of the other shacks.)
PHALL PHOTO 2013

Just a couple more frosty shots on the same road…

Speaking of neglected mailbox needs a new home, maybe in a garden with flowers flowing out of it. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Speaking of neglected, this mailbox needs a new home…maybe in a garden with flowers flowing out of it? Remind me this summer and I’ll put a pot of flowers in it!
PHALL PHOTO 2013

I truly fell in love with this scene…the magnificent old tree, the tree swing and the bird bath, all slathered in moss and frost…the house is cool too:>)

Old tree, swing birdbath and house. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Old tree, swing birdbath and house. I think Leslee will love this one.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

Last photo, no frost; these gulls were hanging out on the roof of the post office waiting for their airmail–bwahhhhaaa!

Gulls at the P.O.

Gulls at the P.O.

 

Tomorrow I’m not stepping out of the cave. I have to put a stop to posting about the day before! I will load all the photos to my photo blog, swab the cave decks and maybe even write a little:>) Sent my old crashed laptop to the hospital today. I hope it can be brought back to life, because this one is driving me crazy with its sloooooow response.

Peace out,

Patti

From writing challenge at Every Damn Day December http://treatmentofvisions.com/2013/11/26/evdadadec/

Author: Patti Hall

Writer, daughter, sister, mom, niece, grani, and friend. Works-in-progress; 3 children's books, some poetry and a memoir series, "Souvenirs from My Heart." Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the beach, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy. I am a widow (2009), lost my sis in 2012, my aunt and a precious grandson in 2013.

17 thoughts on “EDDD 4: Cranberry Bogs And The Hood

  1. I love our cranberry bogs. They are so RED 🙂

  2. Gorgeous! I had forgotten that years ago I read about those bogs and wanted to visit. I’m glad I got to see them vicariously anyway.

  3. I have never seen a real cranberry bog. That is a lovely shade of reddish purple.

  4. Nice memories, I loved the bogs and the harvest time and events….

  5. Patti they are beautiful, but the first one with frost takes the cake! 🙂

  6. I want to go on a photography trek with you!

  7. I don’t know which is greater — your talent for writing or photography!

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