One of the first photos posted on this web site was of Ian Clark, two years ago when the Anacortes High School Class of 2003 celebrated graduation (See “Graduation night,” 06/13/2003). On Saturday, Ian and his bride Erin were the focus of my attention as they were married in a beautiful afternoon ceremony at Causland […]
I took the opportunity under cloudy skies Saturday morning to use the even light for a few macro shots in the garden.Our apple crop is looking lean this year, but we’ll take what we get. May and June rains have been needed, but they take their toll on the photogenic quality of blossoms.
World War II veterans from Anacortes presided over several Memorial Day ceremonies, including one in the water between Fidalgo and Guemes islands. Present for the brief mid-channel ceremony and another on Guemes Island were Barbara and Ted Cousland (fourth photo). Cousland, a resident of Pennsylvania, is the grandnephew of Harry Causland, after whom Causland Memorial […]
“Something for everyone” could have been the theme for this year’s Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Talk to kids who were there and you’ll find they were fascinated by the climbing wall, the giant (inflatable) Sabre Tooth and activities options that included face painting and even hand painting (Anacortes Youth Foundation). As usual, music teacher Tina Franulovich-Martin […]
There’s truly something for everyone at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival, and Main Stage entertainment features several styles of music. This year’s schedule included the “Shifty Sailors,” Little Bill and the Bluenotes, The Dunton Sisters and S.O.S. Band, among others.
Ship Harbor, home of the Washington State Ferries Anacortes terminal, is an amazing stretch of island real estate. In the top photo, I stood on the beach near old pilings to shoot a photo of an incoming ferry. The second photo shows a shoreline trail defined by split rails. Another ferry photo shows neighboring Cypress […]
Too much computer and one phone call too many, so I hopped in the car and headed for Heart Lake. A brilliant plan. Forty minutes later I was back at the office, having had the pleasant experience of a walk along a lakeside trail at Heart Lake. Evidence of my little adventure in paradise is […]
There are many wonderful places to live on Fidalgo Island, but I am in love with my particular little corner of the rock. The following scenes are within walking distance from the house, although I cheated on this trip and drove my car. Antiquated farm equipment serves as a planter; horses take five in a […]
Inspired by the weather, I spent some time hiking late Friday afternoon, and then again Saturday morning. Among the many pleasant surprises on my journeys were these wildflowers. I know the paintbrush and wild rose, and I think the white flower is a wild strawberry blossom. I don’t know about the delicate purple flower, but […]
All over the city (the Northwest, for that matter) rhododendrons are bursting forth in beautiful color. We are pleased this year to see that two of our repositioned rhodies are doing just fine. One, in fact, is already on the droopy side after providing several weeks of colorful blossoms. Those in the back yard come […]