Anacortes Today Blog

August 4, 2012

Floral from files

An image from my digital photo file, eight years ago, with thoughts of my favorite gardener…

July 30, 2012

Luvera Mayer chalks up another win

The 2012 Anacortes Arts Festival judges have spoken. Joyce Peredine (right) models the “Best of Show” Fine Art 3D entry created by Anacortes native Anita Luvera Mayer (left). The Anacortes Arts Festival announced award winners at its Arts at the … Continue reading

July 27, 2012

Lidos up close and personal

Anacortes photographer Del Zane invested time and talent in this week’s Lido 14 Class Championship Regatta. To gain a greater appreciation for this sport, see Del’s impressive collection of shots from Wednesday’s race. Visit http://delzane.zenfolio.com/p93901821 AND/OR http://delzane.zenfolio.com/p429706231/slideshow

July 27, 2012

Flying the UW flag

This UW vessel doesn’t get the press that Husky rowing shells attract, but its crews accomplish research published in scientific circles. It is the The R/V Thomas G. Thompson, currently¬†undergoing work at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes. The Thompson, built … Continue reading

July 26, 2012

Another seaside attraction

Cap Sante Boat Haven, already an attraction for locals and tourists alike, added a feature this summer for those seeking a bit of intellectual exercise. An oversized chess set has been placed on the esplanade in front of the Harbormaster’s … Continue reading

July 25, 2012

Stick fishin’

Details are pending, but I couldn’t resist posting this photograph I received from brother Nick yesterday. Classic American boys … one with “store bought” fishing rod and the other with a more traditional, “classic” fishin’ pole. Update: Boys are cousins … Continue reading

July 8, 2012

Little green apples

They’re small now, but by fall they’ll be big, beautiful, delicious apples. Get yourself an espalier … a garden attribute all-round.

July 4, 2012

Annie Curtis takes a ride

I love Annie Curtis! This morning she and her escort took a ride down Commercial Avenue in one of the cars built by narrow gauge train designer/builder Tommy Thompson. Perhaps one day soon the train will steam down the track … Continue reading

June 30, 2012

Lifting lens to the sky

We have had our share of gray skies of late, to be sure, but there have also been some incredible days, as evidenced by this collection of photos by photographer Del Zane of west Anacortes. To see more of Del’s … Continue reading

June 20, 2012

A discovery shared

Son Mark, who lives in Bellingham, discovered Tuesday evening that he lives just five minutes from a beautiful park. Armed with a new camera, he took an evening hike, gathering a number of images like this along the way. I … Continue reading

June 16, 2012

Ode to a career with kids

Among a group of 13 individuals honored last week for their careers in the Anacortes School District was Cathy Pitts (right, with grandchild Fiona), who served many years as main office secretary at Island View Elementary School. She is pictured … Continue reading

May 31, 2012

Inspired photography

One of my son Mark’s lifetime passions is cars. Sometimes he merges that passion with his interest in photography, to the delight of his peers. Such was the case last weekend when he gathered these images at a car show.