In the News

April 29, 2020

Woke up, it was a forest morning

A forest hike … and the walk to and from the trail … is a wonderful experience at many levels. I enjoy the opportunities a hike offers in terms of photography, and it is definitely good for me in the exercise and fresh air category. Special treats of this walk included encounters with a downy […]

April 28, 2020

Powell sculptures, public treasures

Fidalgo Island sculptor Tracy Powell has created many high profile pieces, primary of which is the “Maiden of Deception Pass” story pole at Rosario Beach. He also has art on display out of doors at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve and Tommy Thompson Trail. To learn more about Tracy, clink on this link.

April 27, 2020

Skagit tulip photos, ‘2020 vision’

Given the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, public access to the Skagit Valley’s famous tulip gardens is limited to roadside viewing. I shot these images through an open passenger’s seat window. Check Tulip Town and Roozengaarde websites for photos taken inside the fenceline.

April 23, 2020

State beefs up ferry schedule

Washington State Ferries (WSF) announces that the Anacortes/San Juan Islands ferry route will return to a four-boat weekday and three-boat weekend regular winter schedule starting Sunday, April 26. The route has been on reduced service since April 10 with the Samish out of service for rudder repairs.

April 21, 2020

Shoreline surprises

I usually set out from the parking area with hopes of a single “surprise” on my walks at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve. Monday I tallied three! First I glanced up to see an osprey has returned to its nest after an annual migration. Then I encountered a pair of goldfinches. Finally, on the way back […]

April 17, 2020

Fidalgo fauna

A desire to get some exercise and fresh air turned out to be a wonderful opportunity to see Spring blooms in the forest and on the bluffs of Sharpe Park on the west side of Fidalgo Island. Not sure of some of my plant IDs. Early morning sun was wonderful, but I had to use […]

April 13, 2020

Finds on a forest floor

  A hike on a neighborhood trail today yielded new images for my forest “gallery.” Mushrooms, wildflowers, ferns. I heard a couple of woodpeckers, but did not see them. An owl, too. Again, unseen. Spring sun, rising temperatures are bringing beautiful changes each day.

April 13, 2020

Roundabout progress

Work continues on the SHIP roundabout, Oakes Avenue. This window shot was taken on the way from Ship Harbor heading back to the downtown area.  

April 12, 2020

Winged friends on shoreline

What a wonderful adventure! My solo walk at Ship Harbor turned into a hike to wetlands, those exposed on the shoreline and those tucked away near the state ferry terminal. I saw one eagle, one bunny and MANY birds. All shapes and sizes, from hummingbird and kingfisher to blue heron and Canada goose. Many plants […]

April 11, 2020

‘Hiking Close to Home’ blog a real gem

First things first: Wow! I love this supermoon photograph taken by Jack Hartt from Lighthouse Point looking east toward Canoe Pass Bridge! Now, more exciting news. “There’s plenty more where that came from,” as Hartt and fellow adventurer Maribeth Crandell host a blog titled: “Hiking Close to Home.” This blog features new posts and a […]

April 9, 2020

Sun ‘explodes’ onto horizon

The supermoon drew me out early in the morning, but this scene to the east caught my eye. The spear-shaped cloud appears to end in an “explosion” over the horizon. It’s actually the morning sun.

April 4, 2020

Walking road and forest

Time again Saturday to combine photography and exercise, moving up “O” Avenue and down, off into the trail system of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL). Songbirds, horse in pasture, trillium and spring growth. Very relaxing. Time well spent.

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