In the News

September 9, 2020

Cranberry kingfisher

“Bonus bird” on a weekday trip to Cranberry Lake in Deception Pass State Park was this kingfisher.

September 8, 2020

Morning on the water

Despite the distinct presence of smoke from eastern Washington wildfires, many opted to get outdoors Tuesday morning to enjoy some time on the water. The power boat pictured here passes west on Deception Pass, with Lottie and Bowman bays visible in the distance. Teen buddies gathered their fishing gear and headed for Cranberry Lake, as […]

September 7, 2020

Photogenic hawk

More often than not, my photo adventures include an element of walking, hiking and climbing. Not so with this experience! I pulled into the entrance of the Breazeale Interpretive Center in Bayview Sunday when this beautiful hawk landed on a light pole just ahead of me. He stayed a few minutes for “portraits” before taking […]

September 6, 2020

Together under the sun

My camera was my companion on a weekend outing, but as these photos show, many others opted to enjoy the sun and Fidalgo Island’s beautiful natural assets with companions.

September 5, 2020

Bayside flora

I collected this group of colorful “flora photos” this morning on the trail between Bowman Bay and Lighthouse Point.

September 2, 2020

Art on display at Weaverling

A “welcome sign” from the City of Anacortes encourages contributions to a public art collection on the Tommy Thompson Trail near Fidalgo Bay RV Resort. (Wouldn’t you know it: a paper face mask is now part of the collection.)

September 1, 2020

An apple a day

I’ve been watching apples ripen on a shoreline tree, often wondering if and when other walkers will begin to pick them. This morning I got an education when I discovered these apples are on the crow’s menu. I saw at least a dozen crows in the tree and on the beach a few yards away, […]

August 30, 2020

Eventide at downtown marina

Evening at Cap Sante Marina, this community’s beautiful public marina.

August 29, 2020

Back to the nest

I was glad to have my camera ready when this osprey circled and then returned to its nest Saturday morning. There was lots of chatter between the nest and another “seahawk” perched on a nearby snag. Beautiful birds, fascinating to watch!

August 28, 2020

Osborne art featured at Scott Milo Gallery

From September 4-29, Scott Milo Gallery will show new gold leaf paintings by Guemes Island artist Leo Osborne, in addition to his bronze sculptures. Osborne has created a collection of NW images and birds in all sizes for this show. The gallery has also added many additional sculptures for this exhibit. Also showing are landscape […]

August 26, 2020

Monument memorializes Mt. Erie fatality

After being away from the summit of Mt. Erie for quite a while, it was sobering on a recent visit to read the message on the poignant memorial erected in memory of a teen who suffered a fatal accident there on August 26, 1992. Text on the monument reads: “As you enjoy this mountain, this […]

August 25, 2020

Fidalgo Island ‘seahawks’

I photographed three ospreys this morning. Two never left their perches. The seahawk in flight might have been the same bird, a few hundred yards and 20 minutes between photo opps. Gorgeous birds.

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