In the News

October 19, 2020

Lakeside mushrooms

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.

October 17, 2020

Farmers Market bustles with activity

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.

October 16, 2020

Coastal markers

U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey markers from the Bowman Bay, Lighthouse Point area. Grandkids and I have located similar markers on the North Whidbey side of Deception Pass State Park. I’ve also photographed a marker on an Anacortes forest trail.

October 15, 2020

City council to consider 2021 budget

City residents are invited to participate in a virtual public hearing on the City of Anacortes 2021 budget as well as a proposed 1 percent property tax increase. The virtual City Council session will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 6 p.m. To review a copy of the proposed budget click here. Following is […]

October 14, 2020

Port preps 2021 budget

Residents of the Anacortes Port District are invited to participate in a “virtual” 2021 budget hearing and commission meeting on Thursday, November 5 from 7-9 p.m. Those interested in participating in the online session can do so in two ways: 1) from computer, tablet or smartphone https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/342557453; OR 2) via telephone: +1 (786) 535-3211 (Access […]

October 13, 2020

Hallie’s harbor seal

From the beach, my only photo option was the top of this harbor seal’s head as it slipped by. Granddaughter Hallie, however, had scrambled to an elevated vantage point where she captured these two “underwater” images. Little North Beach, Deception Pass.

October 12, 2020

Heron & hawk

My drive to the Bayview Edison area Monday afternoon featured opportunities to photograph herons, hawks and eagles. Another beautiful Skagit day!

October 9, 2020

Regal flyover

For me, the beautiful bald eagle is always “in the news.” I was focused on an eagle perched midway up the branches of an evergreen when this beauty came onto the scene for a “flyover.” Many nests on Fidalgo Island. Within a few weeks eagles from all over the region will descend on the Skagit […]

October 6, 2020

Autumn Northwest

Fog on the water, dropping leaves give evidence of its arrival. You can smell it, feel it in the air. Crisp scenes become muted. It’s another Northwest autumn on Fidalgo Island, another glorious season of natural beauty.

October 3, 2020

Fidalgo fog

It is the season of fog, and the Northwest is still experiencing some level of smoke from wildfires to the south. Fog did not hamper the spirits of people yearning for outdoor experiences Saturday. At Rosario Beach, and again at Bowman Bay, adventurers ranged from hikers to families with children; from kayakers to scuba divers. […]

October 2, 2020

Fall textures

Another wonderful morning on the Fidalgo Island shoreline, bright sunlight screened by fog.

October 1, 2020

Red dragons

I walked to the edge of a Bowman Bay area pond in search of a great blue heron. Instead, I was surprised to discover a number of these “red dragonflies” among the wetland population of winged creatures. The more common blue dragonfly was on hand, too, but I focused my attention on these strange insects.

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