Looking Back

October 28, 2022

Juicing up the arch

Electrical crew does their work on the downtown Anacortes arch in January 2008.

October 24, 2022

Fire engine saga begins: 1997

It was 25 years ago this week that I published an article detailing the efforts to restore a 1924 American LaFrance fire truck owned by the Anacortes Fire Department. That goal has since been met after many years of commitment and investment by a dedicated team of restoration supporters. In fact, the truck is often […]

October 18, 2022

Aerial Grand View Cemetery: 2006

Grand View Cemetery, 2006. You’ll notice this photo is pre-roundabout at the entrance to town.

October 17, 2022

Eagle release: 2001

I photographed this bald eagle in 2001 at the close of a successful rehab. The bird had been injured by a car on Whidbey Island, was released into the wild again when injuries were healed.

October 10, 2022

Scuba divers: 2001

From my archive of slides. Washington Park scuba divers and friends, March 2001.

October 9, 2022

PO boxes, twilight: 2017

Twilight in downtown Anacortes, September 2017. PO boxes as seen through front door on Commercial Avenue.

October 6, 2022

Bridges under construction: 1935

Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges under construction. 1935. Photo from Washington State Department of Transportation archives.

October 3, 2022

Hispanic heritage: 2010 Tulip Parade

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, photos from 2019 Tulip Parade in LaConner. El Gitano float sponsor.

October 2, 2022

View from the top: January 2008

On this unseasonably (possibly record-breaking) warm October day, I take a look back to January 2008 when this couple donned their heavy jackets for a trip to Mt. Erie.

September 28, 2022

Skagit barns: January 2009

Everybody loves barns. I would put a barn photo collection together … but that would take a lot of time. These shots are from the winter of 2009.

September 22, 2022

Chatterbox Falls: October 2005

What an incredible experience! A Fall 2005 trip to Chatterbox Falls, British Columbia with a men’s group from my church. There were two sailboats: Skipper Larry Stickles and the Makai and Skipper James Stover aboard the Autumn Light. Falls visible in the distance on a glorious sunny day.

September 19, 2022

Catching the wind: 2006

White sails, white-capped Mt. Baker. Spring 2006

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