Anacortes Today Blog

August 12, 2016

Peaks from Mt. Erie

Illustration of peaks visible from an observation deck at Mt. Erie.

July 9, 2016

Up we go

Just when it looks like that branch is out of reach … up we go! This new mama found the front yard treat above just too tempting to pass up. Someday, Junior…

July 6, 2016

Waiting for supper

A great blue heron watches for his next meal on Fidalgo Bay.

July 4, 2016

Blue on blue

Garden in bloom. I just couldn’t pass on this image. Hundreds of blossoms huddled together in a sea of gorgeous blues.

June 28, 2016

Orange erupts

I don’t know the name of this flower, but it is blooming right now on the table in front of my living room window. Will research it with resident gardener so I can give it proper billing.

June 26, 2016

Tousled feathers

Immature eagle in nest, wind at his back.

June 17, 2016

Recalling astronaut Brandenstein

I examined this framed memento on my office wall the other day and was prompted to check out NASA astronaut Dan Brandenstein on the Internet. I was a reporter at the Whidbey News-Times when the U.S. Navy pilot visited Oak … Continue reading

June 14, 2016

Sweet gardenia

Those of you who have ever owned a gardenia know the delight of spring, when the smell of new blossoms fills the air. We are excited right now to have two plants blooming.

June 5, 2016

On the water

It’s good to see fly fishermen like Brandon back on the water at Pass Lake on south Fidalgo Island.

May 24, 2016

Point. Pose. Ponder…

Point. Pose. Ponder the panoramic view. Cap Sante is a great place for a selfie. In addition to the “backdrop,” it’s easy to create seemingly “death defying” poses in very safe, stable locations.

May 21, 2016

Hazelnuts Northwest!

Gerald Holmquist (right) of Lynden visited Anacortes today with his delicious hazelnuts, “natural” and packaged with a variety of flavor enhancements. Behind the counter with Holmquist is his friend, Tom Skillman. Had to settle for a sample as I had … Continue reading

May 17, 2016

Oil protest price tag

Anacortes Police Chief Bonnie Bowers participated in a post-fossil fuels protest debrief Tuesday morning with the Skagit County Commissioners. The chief said law enforcement and safety measures associated with the three-day event came with a $57,000 price tag for the … Continue reading