Anacortes Today Blog

October 11, 2019

Beach bunny

When your ears are this big, an itch can be serious business. Fortunately the back legs are supersized, too. A bunny just up the bluff from Rosario Beach.

October 10, 2019

Channel scene

Pictured here from a Ship Harbor vantage point are Mt. Baker, Lovric’s Boatyard and the Guemes Ferry.

September 30, 2019

Shoreline throne

Aged pilings make a great perch for kingfisher and friends between meals. Ship Harbor, Anacortes.

September 25, 2019

Hey, there

Not exactly a natural setting (light pole), but this morning I celebrated the sighting of two eagles. Hadn’t seen any for the past couple of weeks or so. It’s obvious this eagle was more than happy to see me and … Continue reading

September 18, 2019


This little house finch at beach’s edge tilted its head slightly, as if to ask, “What’s going on here?” Then he was gone.

September 15, 2019

“Warbirds Weekend” video clips

I shot hundreds of “stills” at Saturday’s Heritage Flight Museum event, but I couldn’t help taking a few short video clips as classic “warbirds” taxied by enroute to takeoff. A great day featuring a number of classic vintage aircraft! Click … Continue reading

August 28, 2019

Downtown bustles

Beautiful sunny days — and perhaps a scramble to make the most of the last few days of summer — spark a high volume of activity on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Anacortes.

August 21, 2019

Great weather for outside work

Summer days like Tuesday are popular among workers at Dakota Creek Industries — not too hot, not too cold. DCI has several boats under construction, a couple out of the water for maintenance, paint and repairs. A DCI-built ferry is … Continue reading

August 20, 2019

Winding toward the city

Sunday afternoon sun casts shadows on a curve heading into Anacortes on Heart Lake Road.

August 14, 2019

Weather worn

Not sure why, but with the passing of time I grow more interested in “classic” vehicles such as this GMC truck at a local nursery.

August 12, 2019

Beach bee

There are bees at the beach that are not welcome, as in the case of picnic interlopers. This is not one of them. I photographed this handsome honeybee doing important pollination work on a delicate wildflower at beach’s edge.

August 7, 2019

Blending in

I followed this hummingbird’s flight path into a decorative cherry tree below the deck. If I hadn’t seen him land, I likely wouldn’t have seen him at all, perched “green on green” on the foliage. Sparkly “camo.” I then sat … Continue reading