Photos


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. […]


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 […]


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.