In the News

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 place to get away from it all years ago when our kids were small. Now, […]

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 Grocery. We used to rent a house on 8th Street, and spent many hours as […]

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 sister, Mila. We weren’t the only ones with the Saturday night picnic plan. We saw […]

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. Some flocks may stay together through the breeding season as well, and birds will use […]

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 afternoon, I encountered only two other hikers. I could have used a tripod as the […]

April 24, 2004

A bug’s life

I spent some time yesterday and again today taking photos of lady bugs and other insects. I was especially curious about the lady bugs (after all, they can fly!), so I looked at a few sites on the Internet. There I discovered the following facts: There are 350 species of lady bugs in our country. […]

April 23, 2004

Early evening in the garden

Most often I am drawn to the garden when I walk through the living room and see activity out of the corner of my eye. Yesterday I had a great time, as the sun was beginning to drop and the light on bushes and plants was strong. I discovered three or four lady bugs on […]

April 19, 2004

Cap Sante morning

This is a great time of year to grab your binoculars and head for Cap Sante, where much of the city is visible before you. Watch boats as they come and go from the Port’s Cap Sante Boat Basin. Cross to the east side and take in the awesome view across Fidalgo Bay toward Bayview. […]

April 15, 2004

San Juan Airlines party

San Juan Airlines hosted a Chamber of Commerce “after hours” event Thursday evening, and most who attended were treated to an exciting flight from Anacortes to Bayview and back. The event was held at San Juan’s neighbor’s … Micro Aero Dynamics, where a hangar door was opened to let in the spring sun. Among those […]

April 15, 2004

In the garden

We got our tax returns in early this year, so April 15 is just another gorgeous spring day. Cloudcover actually creates a soft, even light that is conducive to macro photography. Morning images today include: raindrops taking up temporary residence on the leaves of a climbing hydrangea; a tiny snail clinging to the edge of […]

April 14, 2004

Red Cross Real Heroes

Northern Lights Casino was the location of this year’s Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast, an event that doubles as fund-raiser and opportunity to acknowledge outstanding community contributions. In the first photo, Barb Ringhouse praises the work of Island Hospital volunteer Ho Taylor, recipient of the Community Volunteer award. In the second photo, Real Heroes award […]

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