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April 13, 2021

A closer look at The Maiden

Yesterday on a hike at Rosario Beach I decided to examine and record some of the details carved into LaConner sculptor Tracy Powell’s “Maiden of Deception Pass” story pole, commissioned by the Samish Indian Nation in the early Eighties. An incredible piece of work.

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April 11, 2021

Air Jaden I

It’s been wonderful these past few weeks having young Anacortes photographer Jaden D’Angelo share some of his images. With his permission, two of my favorites from the latest collection: Cap Sante Marina and Deception Pass.

April 8, 2021

Prepping bridge for paint

It is fascinating to watch crews work on the twins spans at Deception Pass Bridge. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has contracted for the painting of the iconic bridges, with scope of work including paint removal and some repair. Each bridge is “wrapped” for the painting process, and to prevent debris from falling into […]

April 7, 2021

Spring break brings folk outside

I’m guessing most area parks were busy Tuesday as sunshine and spring break prompted people to get outside! At Rosario I spotted picnickers, beach walkers, tidepool explorers, kayakers, fishermen, families … and even a couple of small dogs sharing a paddleboard with their favorite human (definitely on a short leash). It was great to have […]

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Looking Back

April 13, 2021

Tulip Festival 2017

In recognition of the 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, this image from 2017. Effect allows the viewer to “see” the flowers in any color he or she imagines…

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April 11, 2021

Airport Open House: 2014

This event was fun! The Port of Anacortes hosted an open house at the airport, featuring a full schedule of options ranging from static displays to live music, food and a wildlife show. Perhaps again someday?

April 9, 2021

Eagle stationed at Canoe Pass: 2013

This bald eagle’s white head against the South Fidalgo bluff wall caught my attention. He was perched on a snag over Canoe Pass, a snag that has since snapped in half. I haven’t seen an eagle in this location since.

April 8, 2021

Tulips inspire painter: 2008

A photo from my transparency files, 2008. April is officially Skagit Valley Tulip Festival month.


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