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.


Moran

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 […]


Cascade Lake

One of the more popular destinations on Orcas Island is Cascade Lake.  We tend to avoid the area in the summer because there are as many humans as there are fall mushrooms.   These photos were taken in mid-November after the rains have started which bring out the mushrooms in force. […]


Home Fog

We looked at a lot of homes before moving to Orcas Island. A big part of what we wanted when looking for a home was what was outside of the house. The property we bought has trees and moss and lichens and rocks and a long winding driveway. We love wandering […]


Facebook

It has taken a long time, but I have started using Facebook. I am generally making daily image posts there. So, if you would like to see what is most current, take a look at: Personal Facebook – Public page where I post a lot of images OrcasArt Facebook  – […]