Monthly Archives: June 2015


I am one of those people who needs to see the data or to perform the experiment myself to see if I agree with something. That sometimes gets me in trouble when I hesitate to go along with the crowd before having done my research. Sometimes, that research doesn’t agree with […]

Garden Tour

Each year, the Orcas Island Garden Club hosts a tour of some of the fabulous gardens on the island. We attended last year’s tour and this year’s. Each garden is unique and always a treat. This year showcased five gardens. You can find the photos that I took on Flickr. […]

The Bird

June 22nd, 2015 — Today, while we were in the office, we heard a horrendous bang on the window behind me. I went, “Whoa!  That was quite a hit! I hope that wasn’t a bird.” Steve said, “It sounded like it.” So, I stuck my head out the front door and […]

Sunny Days

June 20th, 2015 9:22pm here, and the sun just sank below the horizon!  We’ve been watching the Common Nighthawks dart around and dive.  Right before they “pull up,” that’s when their wings make the truck brake sound. And, I do think we have two different sounds going on. Nature’s noisy! I […]

Who’s Calling?

June 16, 2015 Our Nebraska technology is in a new land. Steve came up with good imagery for the situation this morning as he came back from making a phone call. Several decades ago, there was a television show called, “Green Acres.” A city girl and a country boy got […]

How did you find Orcas?

How did you find Orcas Island? So far, this is the most common question we get asked when we tell people we just moved here. The short answer is that my climate research placed the San Juan Islands in the running. Then, after visiting many of the communities that have […]

High and Deep Wilds

Several years ago, I (Jennifer) started the habit of regularly writing and sending emails to loved ones regarding what we discovered while traveling. They continued during our wanderings of the Pacific Northwest, when we were searching for a house. For several years, we visited the region and toured a vast […]


Nebraska / Orcas Island: We were born and raised in Nebraska.  Imperial, Nebraska is farm country.  Cows, pigs, corn, wheat, and a few other miscellaneous crops, such as popcorn, sugar beets, dry beans (pintos, blacks, etc), are what make the area work. Things are different on Orcas.  The economy seems […]

What is Orcas Art?

We recently moved to Orcas Island from Nebraska.  We purchased a place on Buck Mountain more than a year ago but are just now making it home.  Orcas Art is one of my hobbies.  It is a place to post pictures of the area.  But, it is also a place to […]