I was excited the other day to receive old issues of the Anacortes High School “Rhododendron” yearbook from my brother. Among them was the 1935 issue, where I discovered this photo of senior class officers superimposed over a photo of Rosario Beach. Pictured left to right are Frank Barcott, Charles Weaverling, Bernice Affleck and Kenneth […]
Whether by design or not, many of our outdoor plants bloom at different times of the season. This beautiful pink rhododendron was among the first two or three plans to show their stuff against a backdrop of gray skies. We’re used to March being a bit of a weather challenge, but it’s been a tough […]
I couldn’t help but notice our neighbor’s garden had a head start on ours … even her tulips have begun to bloom. Today, however, I discovered a couple of blooms on a back yard rhododenron bush in our yard. Next thing you know I’ll be crankin’ up the lawnmower. Come on, spring. Please!
It was a “bee day” party among our rhody bushes today as hundreds of bumblebees worked from blossom to blossom. No honey bees, though. Every spring, bees buzz back to Pocatello., Idaho. Last year, due to a mysterious plague, the honey bee population dramatically reduced. But Roger Porter, an Idaho bee expert, says the bee […]
Beautiful red rhododendron blossoms serve as a backdrop to Guemes artist Philip McCracken’s sculpture outside the Anacortes Post Office on Commercial Avenue. According to the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner McCracken, a third generation member of a Skagit Valley family, was born in Bellingham in 1928. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree […]
It was just about this time last year that I posted a photo of a rhododendron from the back yard, noting in the accompanying text that I had finished my tax return ahead of deadline. Well, I took this shot this morning, and with Steve Funk’s able assistance I hope to put my 2004 tax […]
If you’ve ever wondered what a state ferry looks like beneath the water line, now’s the time for a sneak peek. This photo of the Rhododendron was taken this morning from the street in front of Dakota Creek Shipyards, one of this community’s largest employers. Dakota’s dry dock and Syncrolift Shiplift make the company a […]