Oh, what a beautiful morning! I started the day with my wife, taking a walk on “the loop,” a route running up “O” Avenue out of the city limits and back again. Except for a brief distance in the shade, the exercise took place under a warm August sun. Treats along the way included an opportunity to greet a friendly trio of horses. We also saw sunflowers of all sizes, and discovered clumps of grapes on a vine near the road. Back in the city, I photographed nasturtiums erupting from a stump in a neighbor’s yard. Aren’t we smart to live where we live?
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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