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June 17, 2021

Feathered friends, Fidalgo neighbors

Hikes/walks provide exercise, relief from “incarceration” … and an opportunity to meet neighbors of the feathered variety. Some of these birds are more cooperative than others. The flicker is elusive, and the kill deer combines speed and camouflage to make things challenging. Always fun to come away with a photo or two.

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June 15, 2021

Classic 1924 firetruck on the road

What an exciting surprise this morning to find this classic beauty motoring north on Commercial Avenue. By the time I turned around these gents were in front of City Hall. This is a 1924 American LaFrance, restored over years by a dedicated team of volunteers. Hoping to get details on the fact that she’s up […]

June 14, 2021

Flag Day, USA

When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists weren’t fighting united under a single flag. Instead, most regiments participating in the war for independence against the British fought under their own flags. In June of 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to create the Continental Army. On June 14, 1777, the […]

June 12, 2021

Mallards at Weaverling

I paused on my morning walk at Weaverling to photograph a handful of beautiful mallards. Also in the mix were red wing blackbirds. Fidalgo Bay Resort, Tommy Thompson Trail.

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Looking Back

June 13, 2021

Gliding across the bay: 2004

This post was made in 2004 but I think the image might be even older than that. Rowers in the “Glide,” a beautiful wooden boat based at Cap Sante Marina.

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June 12, 2021

Cherry Cherry: July 2013

Those were the days! Among Summer Concerts sponsored by the Port of Anacortes at Seafarers’ Memorial Park was this July 2013 performance by Cherry Cherry, a Neil Diamond tribute band. Lead singer Steve Kelly. Maybe again some day…

June 10, 2021

St. Merryfest offered ‘carnival’ excitement

Remember the St. Merryfest hosted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church? This from 2004: “Get your sunblock on and head for the annual St. Merryfest Friday through Sunday, June 18-20. The weather is supposed to be great for this annual event, which features carnival, food, games, pony rides and music on Friday and Saturday nights. Performing […]

June 9, 2021

Artist Point: June 2015

It was a glorious day in June 2015 when we made the trek to Artist Point in Whatcom County. Artist Point is located at the very end of Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 and boasts 360-degree views of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker, as well as access to a variety of trails.

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