About the Author
Peggy Sue McRae

Local artist Peggy Sue McRae has lived on San Juan Island most of her life. She is a painter who has worked in a variety of mediums including, oil and watercolor painting, stone carving, printmaking and collage. In 1999 she earned her master’s degree in Fine Arts from Washington State University. She was awarded a residency with the Morris Graves Foundation in 2004 and was accepted into Women Painters of Washington in 2007. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest and in China. She is the author of the art blog Blackfish Art.

Recent Posts by Peggy Sue

Snow Covered Logs at Third Lagoon

February 9, 2019 at 5:40 am

Thanks to Nancy DeVaux for this photo of snow yesterday at third lagoon… click on photo for larger image…

Masquerade Ball to Benefit On Sacred Ground Land Trust

February 9, 2019 at 5:38 am

Carnevale, a Venetian-themed masquerade ball will be held at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 2 at 8pm.  Join us for a night of “dance, decadence, and debauchery.”  This event is sponsored by On Sacred Ground Land Trust, 501c3, and Bastion Brewing of Anacortes.  Dance the night away, enjoy scrumptious appetizers & revel in  Continue Reading

Snow in San Juan Valley

February 9, 2019 at 5:35 am

Thanks to Colleen Bennett for this photo of yesterday’s snow… 

A Big Snowball

February 9, 2019 at 5:25 am

Thanks to Cari Matthews for this great photo…

Its Snowing!

February 8, 2019 at 11:27 am

Thanks to Lorie and Todd Narum for this great photo…

Local Legislator Named “Legislator of the Week”

February 8, 2019 at 5:30 am

Rep. Debra Lekanoff earns first Fuse “Legislator of the Week” Award of 2019. The freshman representative is already leading on voting access and protecting Puget Sound. Fuse Washington named Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow) as the “Legislator of the Week” for her work to expand voting access, protect Puget Sound, and help keep seniors and people with  Continue Reading

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers “Adventures in Boating” Class

February 8, 2019 at 5:25 am

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the Washington Basic Boater Education Course.  Everyone wishing to learn or share their safe boating skills as well as review our local boating regulations is invited to attend.  Upon successful completion of the course, attendees may submit a copy of their individual “Certificate of Accomplishment” with $10 to  Continue Reading

Court Ruling Clears Hurdle toward Lasting Protections for Puget Sound Shorelines

February 8, 2019 at 5:20 am

Thanks to Katie Fleming at the Friends of the San Juans for sending us this report…  On February 6, a federal judge rejected an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its refusal to adequately protect shoreline areas in Puget Sound. The Court’s decision means the lawsuit, which charges that  Continue Reading

Winter Weather Update: Are you Ready For Snow?

February 7, 2019 at 9:10 am

A message from Brendan Cowan, director San Juan County Emergency Management…     There’s snow and more cold weather in the forecast. This weather pattern is setting up similarly to what the islands last saw in 2008: extended cold, possibility of multiple snow events, and intermittent high winds.   This is just a forecast, so  Continue Reading

The Eagle and the Hawk

February 7, 2019 at 5:30 am

Thanks to John Miller for this great photo… click to enlarge photo.