Photos by Tag: pond

March 11th, 2020

‘Shooting’ ducks on a pond

Paddling along on the sun-splashed surface of a downtown pond Wednesday morning were these three hungry ducks. I am reminded that I was once chastised by a schoolteacher for telling her class that I love to “shoot” photos. Point taken. Hey, when I “hunt,” it’s in search of another image to share with others.

May 14th, 2008

Pond chums

Apparently these two are friends from the ‘hood, because the mallard’s stealth approach from the rear left the heron totally unimpressed.

May 12th, 2008

Pond’s edge

Rowboats lie at water’s edge, leaning into the promise of adventure on the pond at Alexander’s Beach.

March 6th, 2008

Pond’s edge

Wind and rain will slowly open this cattail spike and “redistribute” its contents. The velvety brown head pops open after a top flower has been pollinated. This means that seeds are ripe – waiting to float through the air in cottonball-like clumps so new plants can be started. That’s the Tommy Thompson Trail visible at […]

March 5th, 2008

Bubbling water

This fountain and pond lie just a few yards from the Tommy Thompson Trail at Fidalgo Bay RV Resort.

October 11th, 2006

Morning sun

I ventured out Saturday morning to one of my favorite urban wetlands, where I caught this portrait of a heron perched on an abandoned cable spool.

August 24th, 2006

Paddling away

Not only did I struggle with light issues, but these three ducks opted to move away from me every time I tried to re-position for a close shot. This pond is located downtown, right in the “back yard” of the wastewater treatment plant.

February 18th, 2006

Ducks on ice

Olympic competitors aren’t the only ones on ice these days. These Anacortes ducks had only a small patch of open water Saturday morning as prolonged cold has iced over their pond. The birds let me get closer than usual before “skating” away. Apparently flight is a complicated affair, because none of the ducks took that […]

January 15th, 2006


Reflections on a pond between the Anacortes Depot and the city wastewater treatment plant.

August 17th, 2004

North Whidbey tranquility

This was the scene Sunday after worship service on North Whidbey. Our new church family, “The Bridge Christian Fellowship,” meets for now in a barn located a few hundred yards from this pond.

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