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October 22, 2019

Tree planting a family affair

Among dozens of volunteers who took part in a Saturday habitat enhancement project were a number of Anacortes families and youth organizations. An estimated 1,300 trees were planted October 19 on Shell Puget Sound Refinery property near the Padilla Bay shoreline. Included on the volunteer team of planters were local families as well as representatives […]

October 16, 2019

Ospreys migrate, hawks remain

These photos were taken at SHIP Preserve near the ferry terminal in Anacortes. The first is a shot I took a few days ago on a search to see if I could find ospreys that I had been told have likely headed south for the winter. I believe this is a hawk situated on a […]

October 12, 2019

Rosario wildlife

What a pleasure it was Friday afternoon to spend some time with a few “residents” of the Rosario Beach neighborhood. From bunnies to butterflies, seals to seagulls, I enjoyed the opportunity to share some time with these creatures as they went about the routine business of their day.

October 6, 2019

Under wraps

Curiosity finally got the best of me, so I took a little Saturday hike on Pass Island to photograph work on Deception Pass Bridge. Currently under wraps is Canoe Bridge, the smaller of the two spans connecting Fidalgo and Whidbey islands. Photos here include shots from Pass Island, including some coiled cable and hanging links […]

October 2, 2019

Gallery Artwalk this week

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, October 4 from  6 pm – 9 pm. 705 Commercial Ave, Trinity Skate, (New Merchant) Returning this month are featured artists Melanie and Greg Dugan of Art Studio 2120, with a on focus on watercolors and whimsical sketches, as well as Melanie’s artfully drawn wildlife and beloved animal portraits. […]

October 2, 2019

Dropping in on a friend

Maybe this “friendship” runs deeper, as bald eagles are known to mate for life. It was exciting to spot the first eagle, then to hear the cries of No. 2 as he/she approached from trees across the road. Camera up, landing sequence recorded. Always impressive.

September 23, 2019

“Jesus loves bikers”

Prominent among bikers at the Oyster Run were dozens of folks representing the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Their message, in word and action, was “Jesus loves bikers.” Most intersections boasted CMA volunteers in bright yellow vests doing their best to keep traffic flow safe. A “Bike Blessings” tent offered a place for prayer for bikers […]

September 22, 2019

Scenes from Oyster Run 2019

Weather was not the ally of Oyster Run 2019, but thousands braved the rain to show up to Anacortes anyway, and the sun emerged late in the day to make the road brighter for those headed home. Activities of the day ranged from vendor booths and shop specials to live music, oyster shuckers and traffic […]

September 17, 2019

September splash

It is mid-September, and the weather has been “fall-ish,” so I was quite surprised Monday afternoon to discover this teen performing acrobatic dives at the small boat launch at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. With videographer friend at her side, the athletic young woman made several “dives” into what must be chilly harbor waters. Good planning, because […]

September 15, 2019

Warbird through a boy’s eyes

It is a pleasure to present these eight images captured Saturday by my 9-year-old grandson Jake Tyhuis. This sequence of eight shots focus on the T-6 Texan “Hog Wild Gunner” piloted by Lt. Col. (ret.) Greg Anders. One shot includes the A6M2 Zero replica flown by Alan Anders. We are grateful to the Heritage Flight […]

September 13, 2019

Navy’s economic impact substantial

In a presentation teeming with data, U.S. Navy Cmdr. James Rankin made a convincing case for the Navy’s importance in the regional economy. Rankin, an Anacortes resident, serves as Executive Officer at NAS Whidbey. He represented the base Thursday at an Anacortes Chamber luncheon, sharing facts about a naval air station he described as “a […]

September 7, 2019

Artists gather for Gallery Walk

Each month, talented artists from the region find their way to Anacortes for the First Friday Gallery Walk, a popular downtown event that draws big crowds to this island community. Among those on hand for the September 6 walk were Oak Harbor sculptor/painter Richard Nash; oil painter Karen Bakke; pastels artist Christine Troyer and Orcas […]

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