From my digital “scrapbook,” discovered today while looking for Fourth of July images for a friend. This little guy greeted me in 2004 as I descended the road from Mt. Erie. I was just telling my friend this a.m. how painful it is to review photos from original digital camera days. There was a reason I held out so long with the film camera! (Editor’s note: At the time I posted this photo eight years ago, local birder Dr. Robert Prins and his son concluded the owl is a juvenile Great Horned).
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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