Floating Branch

If you look closely at this photo, you can see a branch without a tree. It’s hanging on the power lines on Sunrise Road. I found this while driving around on Saturday morning, between the Friday and Saturday storms.

And, a pony…


Today, on my way to the morning ferry, I saw a woman walking two dogs and a pony. I asked Kelley to pull around so that I could take a picture of her (for the blog). When we pulled around the store, we could see her loading up the animals in the car (see inset picture). As we rolled down the window and took the picture, we could hear her telling another lady that the pony was “completely housebroken.”

Now that’s an interesting house-pet. It’s easy to forget that I live in a small town, sometimes. Then you see something like this and are reminded of the Christmas camel that was penned up outside of the Starbucks in Eagle, ID. That’s when you feel more part of Kitsap County than Seattle.

It’s still a small town.

I was riding home on the Bus a couple of nights ago. It wasn’t the Seattle bus, I ride to the ferry on them. It was a Kitsap transit bus.

We stopped at a regular stop downtown. There were two elderly ladies that boarded the bus with their walkers. One of them asked if the bus went to Madison Ave and High School Dr. The driver replied that no, he didn’t go there and no, the bus that does go that way would not come by this stop. This bus could take them to Madison and Wyatt, which was clearly a long walk for them to High School drive.

Feeling that half a ride was better than walking the whole way, the ladies boarded the bus. Then, the bus driver said something that I’ve never heard a bus driver say, “If you stay on the bus through my whole route, I can drop you there on my way back to the terminal.”

It’s nice to live in a small town, while working in a large city.