This image demonstrates the fact that I still see and act like a boy, if only on rare occasion. I spotted the very small mushroom on the forest floor at the edge of a trail, and after brief deliberation concluded the only way to REALLY see it was to lie on my stomach, camera lens only inches away from my subject. Damp, but not wet. All over in less than 90 seconds. Glad I did it, will do so again soon!
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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