In the News

April 8, 2005

Rhodies coming on

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 […]

March 30, 2005

Heart Lake break

I spotted the skunk cabbage Tuesday night on a drive, so when the midmorning sun beckoned me outside I grabbed my camera for a brief break. Heart Lake is always beautiful, but it was particularly appealing this morning. The local duck population was a bit skittish so I was forced to shoot photos from a […]

March 21, 2005

Fresh Paint

Fresh Paint is a music outreach of the Salvation Army Anacortes Corps. The musicians played for several hours at KLKI AM 1340 during a community food drive conducted by student athletes from Anacortes High School. Pictured in front of the cross and rainbow banner is lead vocalist Rhonda Ellis. In the sunglasses in the next […]

March 14, 2005

Mid-afternoon stroll

I was working with Keith when he had to run out for a short time to do his Dad thing, so I grabbed my camera and took a stroll on the north end of Commercial Avenue. The little doll peered out at me from the window of the Reflections antique mall. A giant Coca-Cola “button” […]

March 13, 2005

Athletes in action

All participating high school athletes were winners Saturday, March 13 when they spread across the community to gather donations for the Anacortes Salvation Army Food Bank. Saturday’s event marked the third such effort by AHS student athletes this school year. The spring campaign was conducted in cooperation with KLKI AM radio station, entertainment provided by […]

March 7, 2005

How It Works blossoms

It’s always a pleasure to stop in to see my friends at How It Works, but even more so in the spring when the beautifully landscaped business comes alive with color. From the ivy growing on the willow trunks to the tiny purple blossoms on a fenceline bush, a stunning palette of colors is growing […]

March 2, 2005

Bellingham B&W

I had a chance to spend some time in Bellingham Tuesday afternoon, and anyone who knows downtown Bellingham knows about parking meters. My meter, plus a couple of shots from the entry to the Bellingham Herald building, provided the inspiration for a few black and white photos.

February 26, 2005

Window shopping

Saturday morning window shopping in downtown Anacortes yielded a few pleasant surprises, including art by James Rea (top photo, from window of Scott Milo Gallery). The colored glass balls are in the window of Maison et Jardin, as is the display reminding us that spring gardening is just around the corner (not this weekend, honey). […]

February 11, 2005

Frost patterns

After a series of relatively warm, sunny afternoons I have to be reminded by the morning frost that we still have several weeks to go before spring arrives. This morning during a respite from end-of-the-week deadlines, I flipped to macro and went on a journey through the shadows of the garden. Icy particles trace across […]

January 29, 2005

Fire training

They frustrated onlookers who were eager to see flames, but members of several local fire departments accomplished hours of valuable training Saturday, January 29 before finally reducing a derelict H Avenue home to ashes. The home, most recently owned by the late Ray Jones, was once a farmhouse. The city’s south side, anything south of […]

January 26, 2005

Gala Sidedish opening

After many weeks of preparation, the Sidedish specialty gourmet shop celebrated Tuesday night with a gala opening event. The Sidedish, opened in conjunction with The Dish, is the latest element of an exciting remodeling project at 904 Commercial Avenue. The shop, owned by Tyler Mach, will primarily feature gourmet meats and artisan cheeses. Other tasty […]

January 19, 2005

Island Boxing Club

I don’t have IDs for anyone in the photos, with the exception of the late Bill Lowman, who committed himself to the Island Boxing Club in the early Eighties. I was working for the Skagit Argus at the time I took these photos of an exhibition held in the basement of City Hall.

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