Anacortes Today Blog

April 23, 2019

Apple blossoms

We can only hope these apple blossoms stand as evidence of fruit to come. Neighboring deer often have other ideas.

April 17, 2019

Pounding waves

Rosario Beach, Fidalgo Island side of Deception Pass State Park.

April 15, 2019

Ill fated outbuilding

Yet another Fidalgo Island classic appears destined to fall under the ravages of time. My collection includes photos of two island barns that have suffered this fate in recent years.  

April 11, 2019

A bench in Blair’s honor

A new bench at Heart Lake, dedicated to James Blair McCallum. The plaque reads: “An amazing husband, dad, brother, son, papa and friend. Devoted and accomplished in every aspect of life. So much to live for — gone too soon. … Continue reading

March 19, 2019

They’re so vane

  Saw these three Canada geese in the neighborhood yesterday, decided to add them to the collection of vane images I have from around the island. Weather vanes as art

March 5, 2019

Coyote prowls perimeter

A coyote circles the fenceline separating the Anacortes High School track/football field from adjacent wetlands area.

March 4, 2019

Twilight flight

Eagle flies to nest in Skagit Wildlife Area.

February 28, 2019

Wetlands to beach

A stretch of boardwalk at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve in Anacortes. No matter the season, a beautiful walk linking harbor beach and adjacent wetlands. Interpretive posts tell the story of local flora and fauna. Listen for blackbird trills, watch … Continue reading

February 25, 2019

Death in the forest

I was driving on Heart Lake Road when I caught a flash of motion in the trees to the left. I pulled over and got this single shot of an eagle swooping through an opening in the trees. In an … Continue reading

February 6, 2019

“Art” option in digital darkroom

Sometimes it’s fun to apply digital editing techniques in photo editing program. Today’s Mt. Baker, “art” option applied.

January 30, 2019

Thinking like a boy

This image demonstrates the fact that I still see and act like a boy, if only on rare occasion. I spotted the very small mushroom on the forest floor at the edge of a trail, and after brief deliberation concluded … Continue reading

January 16, 2019

Canadian vessel

Entering Padilla Bay from the Swinomish Channel Wednesday morning is the “Pacific Sentinel,” a response vessel from the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC).