I photographed this gentleman Monday morning at Ship Harbor, poised and equipped to watch a thriving colony of purple martins living in houses atop high poles in the water. Skagit Audubon reports: “While not endangered, purple martins suffer from habitat loss along the West Coast. They are ‘cavity nesters’…building nests in holes. Free standing snags […]
The Pacific Northwest lost a college and high school basketball giant Sunday with the passing of Loren W. Anderson here in Anacortes. Anderson, whose coaching career included Anacortes High School boys basketball from 1967-1979, was a Seattle Pacific University Hall of Fame recipient for his prowess as a player. In 1979 he was named to […]
I started with a brief visit in mind, but was drawn into the beauty of the scene at Little Cranberry Lake. I ended up walking the trails around the lake and back to the parking area. The hike included stretches right along (and I mean RIGHT ALONG) lake’s edge. Two miles around, including forest, wetland, […]
Loren “Coach” Anderson of Anacortes passed away Sunday, August 2 at the age of 84. What a legacy he left behind! Anderson discovered sports early in life and excelled at several including baseball and basketball, which he played at Seattle Pacific College (he graduated with 13 scoring records). Just out of college, coach/mentor Les Habegger […]
This 2005 photograph of the late muralist/historian Bill Mitchell takes on added emotional significance as those of us who love the Anacortes Arts Festival like Bill did come to grips with the fact that there will be no artists in the street this year. Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.