The Philosophical Gardener: Seasonality

We have had a rather dark and stormy autumn here in the rainshadow; a good deal of the autumn color has been torn from...


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Pandemic Predictions

More than a year and a half into the pandemic, the transition back to normalcy has been tragically upended by a combination of the...

Love in the Time of Covid

The Back of the Herd


The View From Blyn Lookout

                                        A couple of months ago my husband, Bruce, and I bought a new-to-us camper, the cabover style, from some folks out near Lake...

Love in the Time of Covid

On the Hard

Boys – and Girls – In the Boat

Port Townsend’s Legacy of Wooden Rowing Shells In 1998 the phone rang at the Cupola House, then home of the Wooden Boat Foundation, and was...

A Boating Conundrum


America’s Guidebooks: The Way We Were

Eighty years ago this fall, the state Historical Society published “Washington: A Guide to the Evergreen State.”  At 700 pages and some 250,000 words,...

50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

Tamanowas Rock

Fort Núñez Gaona


Insects on the Peninsula: Part 3

Damselflies, Dragonflies, Beetles and Grasshoppers In this final photo essay about local insects, we’ll look at Damselflies, Dragonflies, Beetles, and Grasshoppers. Years ago, as a beginning...

Birds In Flight


Grrr: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Versus the Growlers

Coupevillle – Attorney General Bob Ferguson chose a bucolic setting for his recent Whidbey Island fundraiser, the historic Crockett Barn with its backdrop of Admiralty...