Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

  The Fairhaven Steampunk Festival was well attended with a number of people showing off their outfits.  The Nathaniel Johnstone Band performed. More images on my Flickr page More images on my Flickr page

Orcas Feeding

Phil Nicklen took multiple photos of Orcas feeding off of the coast of Norway, and the National Geographic has a nice story in the July 2015 issue that also references the Orcas of the Pacific Northwest. The story is worth a read.  Also, google “Phil Nicklen” to see many of the images that […]

We took a ride on the ferry

Actually, we have taken multiple trips on the ferry, and there is always a different view. Here is a collection of pictures taken on a couple of the most recent rides. You can find more on my Flickr site                       […]

Smoke Trail

The past couple days, folks back in Nebraska have been telling us that they have smoke in the air there. Figuring it was from a prairie fire that would be snuffed out, I’d not thought much about it.  But, tonight, one Nebraska buddy wrote to say that the haze smells […]

Still Smoky

June 6, 2015 It was still smoky today. An islander friend said this is the worst he’s seen it here. When the smoke isn’t so thick that it obscures the sun, there are some interesting streaks of color produced. Steve captured several photos to share:

Smoke and Splashes

7/5/15 Today, there’s smoke!  It is amazing to see how quickly the islands are engulfed in it!  On his post, Steve posted his series of hazy photos he took this afternoon, once an hour in order to show the progress of the smoke.  He also posted his photos of the Fourth […]


Today, the sky is full of smoke. There are a number of fires to the east, as the summer of 2015 is very dry. Some of the smoke obscuring the sky is from a fire on Portage Island, but it is likely that a good portion of it is from the fires […]