A great blue heron relaxes Monday morning on a piling just offshore at Ship Harbor in Anacortes. Birds that seasonally occupy the numbered nests have departed, their posts taken by herons, cormorants and gulls.
From Nov. 6 to Dec. 1, Scott Milo Gallery presents impressionistic watercolors from Eric Wiegardt. Wiegardt offers a fresh selection of seascapes, floral and a few of his abstract series, “Tidepoint.” Also showing are new glass pieces from Lin McJunkin, large and small NW scenes in oil by Lorna Libert, abstract pastels by Kathleen Secrest, […]
What was once a common sight at Port of Anacortes Pier 2 is now extraordinary, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week the “Cook Strait” is taking on a load of petroleum coke from the Shell Refinery on March’s Point, but it has been months since the last petcoke load. Jobs associated with […]
Inspired by a weekend farmers market booth featuring edible mushrooms, I ventured onto a forest trail this morning at Little Cranberry Lake. I can’t identify these mushrooms, and would not try to pick them, let alone consume them. But it’s fun to locate and photograph them. Stars of the fall season in the Pacific Northwest.
It was encouraging this morning (Sat., Oct. 17) to see lots of activity in the downtown Anacortes area, including crowds at the Anacortes Farmers Market. Did you know market memberships are available? Mark your calendar now for the annual Holiday Market at The Depot, Saturday, November 21. For details about the downtown market click here.
What a rare privilege it was to chronicle progress on the construction of a new Anacortes Water Treatment Plant from 2011 to 2013. The plant lies on the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, with water delivered by pipeline to Anacortes, other parts of Fidalgo Island and North Whidbey clients including the City of Oak Harbor […]
When family from Oak Harbor acquired a turntable, they also scored on a collection of record albums from grandma. Among them was this one: “By Request,” recorded by The Pioneers. The album cover features band members posed at the iconic tree at the top of the Loop Road in Washington Park. The photo was taken […]