Happy Valley breakfast

Published June 24, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

The horse on the left joined with two others shortly after hay was dropped for feeding in their pasture off Happy Valley Road. It was just after 6 a.m. when this photograph was taken. The morning sun spilled light and warmth onto the field. It was quiet except for the songs of a few birds … so quiet I could hear the approach of a road bicyclist from the east. This is a beautiful place to start any morning, but the promise of a warm summer day made the visit particularly enjoyable.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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