In the News

October 16, 2019

Ospreys migrate, hawks remain

These photos were taken at SHIP Preserve near the ferry terminal in Anacortes. The first is a shot I took a few days ago on a search to see if I could find ospreys that I had been told have … Continue reading

October 12, 2019

Rosario wildlife

What a pleasure it was Friday afternoon to spend some time with a few “residents” of the Rosario Beach neighborhood. From bunnies to butterflies, seals to seagulls, I enjoyed the opportunity to share some time with these creatures as they … Continue reading

October 6, 2019

Under wraps

Curiosity finally got the best of me, so I took a little Saturday hike on Pass Island to photograph work on Deception Pass Bridge. Currently under wraps is Canoe Bridge, the smaller of the two spans connecting Fidalgo and Whidbey … Continue reading

October 2, 2019

Gallery Artwalk this week

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, October 4 from  6 pm – 9 pm. 705 Commercial Ave, Trinity Skate, (New Merchant) Returning this month are featured artists Melanie and Greg Dugan of Art Studio 2120, with a on focus on … Continue reading

October 2, 2019

Dropping in on a friend

Maybe this “friendship” runs deeper, as bald eagles are known to mate for life. It was exciting to spot the first eagle, then to hear the cries of No. 2 as he/she approached from trees across the road. Camera up, … Continue reading

September 23, 2019

“Jesus loves bikers”

Prominent among bikers at the Oyster Run were dozens of folks representing the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Their message, in word and action, was “Jesus loves bikers.” Most intersections boasted CMA volunteers in bright yellow vests doing their best to … Continue reading

September 22, 2019

Scenes from Oyster Run 2019

Weather was not the ally of Oyster Run 2019, but thousands braved the rain to show up to Anacortes anyway, and the sun emerged late in the day to make the road brighter for those headed home. Activities of the … Continue reading

September 17, 2019

September splash

It is mid-September, and the weather has been “fall-ish,” so I was quite surprised Monday afternoon to discover this teen performing acrobatic dives at the small boat launch at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. With videographer friend at her side, the athletic … Continue reading

September 15, 2019

Warbird through a boy’s eyes

It is a pleasure to present these eight images captured Saturday by my 9-year-old grandson Jake Tyhuis. This sequence of eight shots focus on the T-6 Texan “Hog Wild Gunner” piloted by Lt. Col. (ret.) Greg Anders. One shot includes … Continue reading

September 13, 2019

Navy’s economic impact substantial

In a presentation teeming with data, U.S. Navy Cmdr. James Rankin made a convincing case for the Navy’s importance in the regional economy. Rankin, an Anacortes resident, serves as Executive Officer at NAS Whidbey. He represented the base Thursday at … Continue reading

September 7, 2019

Artists gather for Gallery Walk

Each month, talented artists from the region find their way to Anacortes for the First Friday Gallery Walk, a popular downtown event that draws big crowds to this island community. Among those on hand for the September 6 walk were … Continue reading

September 5, 2019

Fidalgo Bay playground

Mt. Baker served as backdrop for sailboat races Wednesday on Fidalgo Bay, featuring members of the Anacortes Yacht Club. Watching from the shore sure beats staring at a screen!