Activities Journal

May 25, 2004

Duntons sing sweetly

The Dunton Sisters of Anacortes turn heads wherever they perform. According to one critic cited on their Web site, “Their singing is so smooth, it’s like driving down a freshly paved highway in a new Cadillac.” Another coined the term … Continue reading

May 24, 2004

SOS band a hit

Local band SOS wowed the crowd Saturday at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival with a “hot Latin rock” sound reminiscent of Santana and the early Seventies. Lead singer is Beth Bivens; John Malone, guitar; Jim Venditto, bass guitar; Ted Rieger, drums; … Continue reading

May 20, 2004

Causland in bloom

Grab a picnic lunch (or dinner) and head for Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes (off “M” Avenue, between 7th and 8th streets). Causland’s beautiful flowers, bushes and trees are in full bloom, and the city does a wonderful job … Continue reading

May 20, 2004

Ted and Leila’s sanctuary

Ted and Leila Meyer talk about their garden, but the term “sanctuary” seems more appropriate, not only for their human guests but for the seasonal bird population as well. Ted and Leila’s garden, which features an amazing number of beautiful … Continue reading

May 17, 2004

May flowers

Years ago I satisfied my desires for macro photography by purchasing a set of three lenses for my 35 mm Minolta. Today, with a digital camera, I simply press a button on the side of the lens to “go macro.” … Continue reading

May 15, 2004

Forest flora

I’m not sure of the names of a couple of these wild plants. I think one is Indian paintbrush, and I know the vertical shot is a young madrona tree. I encourage you at this time of year to hike … Continue reading

May 10, 2004

Sunday drive

Scenes from this weekend excursion actually were photographed on a Saturday morning, but the title “Sunday drive” seemed a more appropriate fit. I love “old town” Anacortes, especially that residential area located north of 12th Avenue and west to Steinman’s … Continue reading

May 10, 2004

New park on the channel

A partnership like this one you just can’t beat. This community’s three (yes, three!) Kiwanis clubs recently joined forces with the City of Anacortes to create a beautiful waterfront park adjacent to the Guemes Ferry Landing. It was a great … Continue reading

May 9, 2004

Scenes from Sunset Beach

After sharing picnic pizza and brownies, our evening included a playground adventure, rock-skipping and (for three of those in our party) some exercise on the Loop Road in Washington Park. I stayed behind and talked with Yuri Yotov and his … Continue reading

May 8, 2004

Action at the feeder

Activity has been brisk at the back yard feeders and bath recent mornings and afternoons. Pictured here is a goldfinch, and several house finches. According to the state Audubon Society, finches are common at bird feeders during the non-breeding season. … Continue reading

April 27, 2004

Pretty peonies

We made the traditional journey to Mom’s house last night to deliver the first peony of the season. They’re coming on fast in response to the warm spring sun. Let’s hope the day’s winds don’t take too heavy a toll…

April 26, 2004

Trail 215

Rather than heading straight home after shooting some trout fishing photos, I opted for a brief adventure in the woods, taking Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL) Trail 215 between Anacortes and Mt. Erie. Even though it was a beautiful Sunday … Continue reading

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