Work continues on a stone monument around Veterans Memorial plaques at Causland Memorial Park. Stonemason Bryan Elliott is lead craftsman on the project, with painstaking effort to match other stonework in this unique park (note circular design, left center). Renovation of the plaques was accomplished by staff from the city Parks Department.
It was a heartwarming experience this afternoon to see many people of all ages on beach and trail near the state ferry terminal at Ship Harbor. Among them was Anacortes birdwatcher Neil O’Hara. While we were in this corner of the preserve I saw an eagle, blue heron, kingfisher, crows, seagulls, towhees, wrens and robins. […]
Samish Indian Nation General Manager Leslie Eastwood provided the following information regarding the pole pictured here at the Fidalgo Bay Resort: “This story pole is called “the healing pole” and was carved by a group of local native and non-native carvers under the guidance and direction of Bill Bailey (Upper Skagit), who designed the […]
Anacortes artist Kylie Fair Anderson took advantage of today’s sunshine to express herself on canvas, “setting up shop” and drawing admirers near the parking area of the Cap Sante lookout. This work is an acrylic. The young artist is working to establish herself in the Northwest market. What is plein air painting? En plein air is […]
I often scan the sky for eagles when I get to the Mt. Erie neighborhood, but on a recent day that scan caught a flash of color. Turns out it was hang glider Tom Johns, who had just taken a leap off of Mt. Erie. I reached the county park area below with a couple […]
Contractors are back at work in earnest on the two iconic bridges at Deception Pass. These photos were taken on a Saturday morning. Work also continues at night, with traffic across the bridges often reduced to one lane. Note two colors on some sections of the bridge: brown color is primer coat. Spans will ultimately […]