Bill and I walked the trails around the Greenbank Farm on a cold December Sunday after enjoying an ‘eat out breakfast’ at the small cafe in Coupeville. The view from the top of the ridge looking over both the Admiralty inlet and Saratoga Passage were still lovely with the dark gray cloud cover and cold winds. We spotted a Great Blue Heron flying past, probably headed toward the tall cattails in the wetland pond nearby.
We walked along a grassy path next to the wild rose thorny bushes that still had small teardrop size bright rose hips clinging to their vines. In amongst the thick rose bush vines were clusters of the white snow berries clinging to the long thin vines. The red and white contrast was so bright and cheery giving color to the grays, golds and browns at this time of the year.