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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.

April 30, 2005

Country roads

There are many wonderful places to live on Fidalgo Island, but I am in love with my particular little corner of the rock. The following scenes are within walking distance from the house, although I cheated on this trip and … Continue reading

April 24, 2005

Spring wildflowers

Inspired by the weather, I spent some time hiking late Friday afternoon, and then again Saturday morning. Among the many pleasant surprises on my journeys were these wildflowers. I know the paintbrush and wild rose, and I think the white … Continue reading

April 8, 2005

Rhodies coming on

All over the city (the Northwest, for that matter) rhododendrons are bursting forth in beautiful color. We are pleased this year to see that two of our repositioned rhodies are doing just fine. One, in fact, is already on the … Continue reading

March 30, 2005

Heart Lake break

I spotted the skunk cabbage Tuesday night on a drive, so when the midmorning sun beckoned me outside I grabbed my camera for a brief break. Heart Lake is always beautiful, but it was particularly appealing this morning. The local … Continue reading

March 21, 2005

Fresh Paint

Fresh Paint is a music outreach of the Salvation Army Anacortes Corps. The musicians played for several hours at KLKI AM 1340 during a community food drive conducted by student athletes from Anacortes High School. Pictured in front of the … Continue reading

March 14, 2005

Mid-afternoon stroll

I was working with Keith when he had to run out for a short time to do his Dad thing, so I grabbed my camera and took a stroll on the north end of Commercial Avenue. The little doll peered … Continue reading

March 13, 2005

Athletes in action

All participating high school athletes were winners Saturday, March 13 when they spread across the community to gather donations for the Anacortes Salvation Army Food Bank. Saturday’s event marked the third such effort by AHS student athletes this school year. … Continue reading

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