Yearly Archives: 2016

2016 Review 3

Our favorite photos of 2016 Larger images can be seen by going to the gallery.  The full gallery that we chose from for 2016 is here.   Steve’s Favorites  Jennifer’s Favorites We don’t know who this youngster is but both of us selected this as our favorite photo of the year. […]

Iconic Tree 1

On the north side of Cascade Lake is an iconic tree that anyone who has walked the trail will recognize. Here are some photos of this tree. No doubt, I will take many more photos of it. This particular shot was taken by my wife with her cell phone. No fair […]


Two kinds of ice are featured in this collection. The first is needle ice. When saturated soil is warmer than the freezing air, then needle ice can form. The other set of images is of ice on Cascade Lake. I have altered these images to accentuate the patterns. I did this […]

The Loop

There is a two mile loop that we can hike from our home.  It has a significant climb at the beginning and end, no matter which way one takes.  It is a good exercise.  It takes longer to make the hike when one stops to take photos.  Click the first […]

White Christmas

This is our first big snow since we moved to the island. We got about eight inches. All of these images here are from our yard. Some of those in the gallery are from the road near our home.  Click on the image for the full gallery.

Ice Falls

These are from another one of those hikes around Mt Lake that didn’t go as planned. I use a telephoto lens, and it is heavy. It was also muddy. So, I decided I would leave my camera behind. But, we didn’t get far before I decided that I needed to […]

Home Snow

We live on Buck Mountain on Orcas Island at about 1,100 feet. So, while it may be raining in Eastsound at sea level, we may be getting snow. So, here are some pictures of things around our yard. The tree here may be over 400 years old according to a […]

Waiting Room

I had some time to kill while in the waiting room. So, this is a collection of photos taken in or near the Skagit Valley Hospital, including some of the artwork on display. Click on the image for more.


We had planned on taking a hike around Mountain Lake. But, we saw a waterfall on the way to the turn-off, and it got our attention. As turned out, I didn’t like any of the waterfall photos. But, I did find a large number of other things that caught my attention, […]

Collected Art

The Orcas Center recently exhibited some of the art that locals have collected from around the world. I took these images while at another meeting and didn’t have time to do a proper job of documenting from whose collection the work came or who the artists were. The next time I […]