I snapped this cute little bunny enjoying an afternoon snack outside the Lopez Islander Marina during our visit last month. Rabbits are everywhere in the San Juan Islands today even though they are a favorite attraction for the tourists the critters aren’t native to the area and are seen as pests by the local farmers. The first rabbits were brought to Smith Island around 1900 by a light house keeper hoping to supplement his income with meat sales to the Seattle area but when the next keeper arrived he wasn’t interested in keeping up the small business and let them roam free. No one is sure how they traveled between islands but today they can be seen wherever grass and food are available.
I guess a series of 24 posts coming together exactly as planned was too much to hope for and I should really be feeling lucky I’ve made it through the first 16 hours without anything going seriously wrong but I can’t help but be a little frustrated by this one… Maybe it serves me right for thinking we were through the hardest part.
The past few weeks of late night posts have been fun because I knew we could go back to bed for a quick nap before starting the day but this week I thought it would be best to just stay up and keep moving. Since I can’t think of getting up for real without a big cup of coffee one of the thirty Starbucks in town seemed like the perfect place for an early morning photo. A quick internet search found several that open at 4:30 am so the plan was to get up Thursday morning for a Venti Latte and a few photos before heading home for an early workout and a great start to the day. Unfortunately a stomach bug kept me hiding under the covers until well after 4:30 and when Friday came and went I still didn’t feel well enough to even think of coffee let alone get up early so by Saturday morning the pressure was on. I set the early alarm one more time and at 4:20 John and I set out in search of hot coffee and blueberry scones only to find a locked front door instead of a warm coffee shop waiting for us. Yes, they open at 4:30 Monday – Friday but it looks like Saturday is for sleeping in and they don’t open until 5:00 am.
I took one blurry photo of the closed drive through lane and blame my lack of caffeine for the out of focus sign. Feeling sorry for ourselves, I took another photo of our empty Starbucks cups once we got home.
I hope your early morning hours were happier than mine this week and if you have a photo or story to share about your 4:00 am hour I’d love to see it. Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.
If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here. This 4:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 30th and a new post for the 5:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 31st.
To see more 4:00 am views from around the world take a look below:
This lone surfer quietly watched the water from Washington State’s Rialto Beach for 30 minutes before he decided the time was right to grab his board and enter the fray.
A few days ago I posted a view from our way up the Klahhane Ridge Switchback Trail and today I’ll share our turning around point. It’s a beautiful hike but this was far enough for me!
Posted as part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photography Challenge: Black and White.
I’ve been worried about this 3:00 am week since the beginning of the 1 Day 1 World Project and as of last Saturday didn’t have a single good idea for what to do but Mother Nature came to my rescue with the rare, simultaneous occurrence of a Super Moon and the Perseid Meteor Showers. Of course I don’t have a camera that can really capture these nighttime events but thanks to the magic of the iPhone and Oggl here is my best shot.
Because Ryan refuses to be left out of any of these photo opportunities I set my alarm for 3:30 am Monday morning and with big travel mugs of hot chocolate the three of us set out to find the moon and some meteors. It was hard to get away from the city lights but we persevered until everyone saw a few shooting stars and I got one workable photo of the moon. I hope you like it!
If you have a photo or story to share about your 3:00 am hour I’d love to see it. Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.
If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here. This 3:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 23rd and a new post for the 4:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 24th.
For more 3:00 am views from around the world take a look below: