In the News

July 6, 2005

Dedicated to the people

Despite threats of morning rain, dedication of the new Downtown Arch in Anacortes took place July 4 under blue skies with a great crowd featuring folks of all ages. Members of the Skagit Community Band played lively patriotic tunes, then … Continue reading

July 5, 2005

Everyone loves a parade

Ignoring any weather reports regarding possible rain, Fourth of July parade celebrants turned out by the droves Monday morning. They were not disappointed. Faces were painted, flags were furled..there were groups ranging from Boy and Girl Scout troops to athletes … Continue reading

July 5, 2005

Small town parade

It was a great day to be a parade viewer. One of the best parade lineups I recall in town moved from the north end of Commercial through the new Historic Downtown Arch Monday as Anacortes celebrated Independence Day in … Continue reading

June 25, 2005

Fidalgo wilds

June 19, 2005

Ian and Erin wed

One of the first photos posted on this web site was of Ian Clark, two years ago when the Anacortes High School Class of 2003 celebrated graduation (See “Graduation night,” 06/13/2003). On Saturday, Ian and his bride Erin were the … Continue reading

June 4, 2005

June busting out

I took the opportunity under cloudy skies Saturday morning to use the even light for a few macro shots in the garden.Our apple crop is looking lean this year, but we’ll take what we get. May and June rains have … Continue reading

May 30, 2005

Memorial Day flowers

World War II veterans from Anacortes presided over several Memorial Day ceremonies, including one in the water between Fidalgo and Guemes islands. Present for the brief mid-channel ceremony and another on Guemes Island were Barbara and Ted Cousland (fourth photo). … Continue reading

May 23, 2005

Waterfront fun

“Something for everyone” could have been the theme for this year’s Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Talk to kids who were there and you’ll find they were fascinated by the climbing wall, the giant (inflatable) Sabre Tooth and activities options that included … Continue reading

May 23, 2005

Festival music 2005

There’s truly something for everyone at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival, and Main Stage entertainment features several styles of music. This year’s schedule included the “Shifty Sailors,” Little Bill and the Bluenotes, The Dunton Sisters and S.O.S. Band, among others.

May 20, 2005

At the beach

Ship Harbor, home of the Washington State Ferries Anacortes terminal, is an amazing stretch of island real estate. In the top photo, I stood on the beach near old pilings to shoot a photo of an incoming ferry. The second … Continue reading

May 12, 2005

Forest flora two

Too much computer and one phone call too many, so I hopped in the car and headed for Heart Lake. A brilliant plan. Forty minutes later I was back at the office, having had the pleasant experience of a walk … Continue reading

May 9, 2005

Fantastic ferns

Among the ferns that fall into the “yes, we want them in our garden” category are the two represented here. With camera switched to “macro” I got down on my knees Saturday for growth development photos. Fascinating little plants.

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