Friday, June 6, 2008

Sky Watch Friday


I wonder if the owner of this private residence might be one of our very own Sky Watchers. Perhaps he simply wanted a home built to look like a traditional lighthouse, but if nothing else the tower would certainly be a choice perch for sky watching. I took this shot early in the morning and caught the deer still sleeping in. Port Townsend is very deer friendly and they are seen all through the day browsing through the residential gardens and open spaces. They stroll by our windows mornings and evenings as they make their rounds until, right on cue, Aengus (a large white shepherd/golden retriever) begins his barking protests. They stop, watch for a minute, then totally ignore him and return to feeding.
Although the private "lighthouse" was built less than twenty years ago on a bluff leading to uptown PT, it is probably one of the most photographed buildings in a town full of beautiful old historic structures. I have photographed it numerous times under different weather and seasonal conditions and have added a few of those shots to my newly constructed "overflow blog" Raf's Lagniappe, if you care to see more.

Join in the fun of Sky Watch Friday at Wiggers World.

19 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. This looks like a movie set. Nice work on this photograph.

evlahos said...

this is an amazing view. great colors. thanks for shared

quinttarantino said...

This is fantastic!

Rambling Round said...

What a great catch, especially with the deer. You really have to get out early for this.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a gorgeous view. Thanks.

Daniel J Santos said...

what a beautiful place, great picture.

Small City Scenes said...

It really looks like an older lighthouse. It would be a fun place to live. MB

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i would love to have that light house Just beautiful

Mental P Mama said...

What a beautiful shot. I love all the Washington blogs. You all certainly live in a paradise!

Kelly said...

This is, as they say, picture perfect! I am amazed the deer stayed there! Beautiful colors!

imac said...

Nice place to spend an holiday.

Great photo for SW.

Louis la Vache said...

If "Louis" lived in Port Townsend, he also would find this lighthouse a favorite subject to photograph!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I wish that was my house.. ha! just think of the sunsets I could get..

Bibi said...

Beautiful photo; I think I've seen this place, but long ago.

babooshka said...

It is a lovely view. Your thoughts about it's owners too and skywatch, very enjoyable.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Sky Watch!!! I enjoyed your photos, lovely colors contrasting the blue and green and the white of the house... cheers!!!!!

Chuck Pefley said...

I've passed this home numerous times. My friends Judith and Robert live just up the street from here. I've never seen deer there, however. Great catch!

Jerez said...

Love the lupins in the foreground!!

We're neighbors!
I'm just over the virtual fence line!

Dina said...

Reclining deer on the lawn--what a sight.