Steve Smith


The Tank

At the corner of Crescent Beach Road and Olga Road is a tank. This is a collection of all of the things that were painted or hung on the tank since August of 2016 to October 2017. I think we caught them all. Click on the image to see them […]


Parades

There are two major parades on Orcas Island each year.  There is the Solstice Parade and, then, the Independence Day Parade.  Both are a lot of fun. Click on the pictures to be taken to the photo sets for each. Solstice Parade Photos   Independence Day Parade Photos     […]


2017 Garden Club Garden Tour

The Orcas Island Garden Club persuaded five fabulous owners to share their gardens.  This is the annual fundraising activity for the Garden Club.  The gardens are in top shape; obviously, thousands of hours of loving work was spent. Click on the images to see the full photo set for each […]


Entrance Mountain

Overlooking Olga and East Sound is a high, steep hill called Entrance Mountain. It is not open to the public; but, with special permission, one is allowed access to part of the mountain. It is a steep climb, but only about 900 feet. There are several great views along the way […]


Vendovi Island

Vendovi Island is owned by the San Juan Preservation Trust.  It is a 217-acre island north of Anacortes, Washington.  The island is open to the public, and visitor guidelines are on the Trust’s website.  https://goo.gl/BTf8Y2 We visited on a cloudy, rainy day in late April, finding it to be a […]


Roozengaarde

Roozengaarde 2017 Tulips and other flowers. We visited Roozengaarde this year to take a look at the flowers.  Hope you enjoy them as much as we did. See the pictures


April Showers

It has been a while since posting anything here.  I have been posting images almost daily on Facebook.  If you like what you see here, I encourage you to visit my Facebook page where I have been more active. Saturday showed some rain showers over the sea and islands to the west. […]


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 […]


Ice

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 […]