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Photos by Tag: Tree

December 18th, 2019

Sea angel tops tree

In keeping with this island city’s “Coastal Christmas” theme, the topper on this year’s community tree is a large mermaid. The unique topper decorates the top of a tree made up of crab traps with wraparound greens and maritime theme decorations. Another Anacortes Chamber of Commerce production!

December 11th, 2019

Christmas kitties animate tree

“Living Christmas tree” indeed. My wife LaDonna scored this awesome shot of kittens on a recent visit to a friend’s home. The adventurous kittens found the decorated tree irresistible, as evidenced here as they emerged from inner branches to greet their guests. (No kittens were injured in the making of this special Christmas memory.)

December 4th, 2009

Christmas crowd

Anacortes kicked off the Christmas season in traditional fashion Friday night with the lighting of a community tree at the downtown Chamber of Commerce building. Participants ranged from school choirs to town crier, with refreshments by the American Red Cross … and of course a special visit by Santa Claus. Following the tree lighting, crowds […]

December 22nd, 2008

Winter at Chamber

With Sunday night snow, this scene at the Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Anacortes has likely become even more “winterized.” The community Christmas tree has undergone a “flocking” that very well could last through the holiday.

December 6th, 2007

Community tree arrives

Once again this year, Dakota Barnes of City Tree Service delivered and assisted with placement of the community Christmas tree at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Anacortes. Others in the volunteer work party included Dakota’s son, Jesse; Don Spurling and City Councilman Brian Geer. Sidewalk supervisors included Stephanie Hamilton and Mary Talosi of the […]

October 18th, 2007

Twisted tree

I’ve featured this tree before on this site, if I’m not mistaken, but it’s hard to resist. In fact, I think my Dad and Mom’s family album includes a photo or two with kids perched in its branches. I know ours does. Weather’s been bleak, but we had an awesome Wednesday afternoon, so Dad and […]

September 24th, 2007

Sun through trees

I’m a sucker for tree-lined streets. I discovered fall sunshine streaming through the branches of dozens of trees on this residential street just a few blocks from downtown Lynden. Natural beauty … safe streets for our children. Two of the assets that make Anacortes such a wonderful place to raise a family.

July 24th, 2007


This lonely tree shows the ravages of time and weather. It is located on the Washington Park loop road at the summit overlooking Burrows.

May 14th, 2007

Tree peony

Mom was the honored recipient of the first cut flower from this tree peony, my personal favorite among backyard garden flowers. My children’s mother gets full credit for keeping our garden beautiful.

March 7th, 2007

Island icon

What a beautiful afternoon we had Wednesday. I took the opportunity to cruise through Washington Park, stopping long enough on the loop road to capture this image of “the tree” protruding over the water on the island’s northwest shoreline. Visible in the distance is an oil tanker, and closer to shore, a few ducks.

October 18th, 2006

Fall palette

Vibrant colors of a 9th Street tree succumbing to the powers of the fall season…

December 3rd, 2005

The tree is lit

It was a beautiful night for a family outing. Dozens of families did just that, bundling up to participate in the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Entertainment included two elementary school choirs and the Anacortes High School Jazz Band. It was a no-cost event, with holiday goodies including hot cocoa, candy canes […]

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