The Bowmans, out & about….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:17 am, by

Yvonne insisted that I be in the picture when I tried to shoot her & Gary the other day in front of King’s Market. Gary’s recovery from that motorcycle accident last summer is going well – he’s still smiling & lovin’ life, like the irrepressible Yvonne. Thanks to Beth Ware for shooting the picture…she caught  Continue Reading

The Bowmans, out & about….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:17 am, by

Yvonne insisted that I be in the picture when I tried to shoot her & Gary the other day in front of King’s Market. Gary’s recovery from that motorcycle accident last summer is going well – he’s still smiling & lovin’ life, like the irrepressible Yvonne. Thanks to Beth Ware for shooting the picture…she caught  Continue Reading

Doubleheaders set for Saturday….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 2:11 am, by

Ditch your Mariners tickets & go see ball the way it was meant to be played – the Wolverines’ baseball squad (including Richie Ochoa, photo) plays two against Concrete at Hartman Field (next to the Cathoic Church) starting at 11:30am, while the softball team plays Concrete twice starting at 11:30am as well, at the elementary  Continue Reading

He's got the salsa beat….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, by

When I saw Patrick from Bakery San Juan on the bench outside Kings last weekend, I realized it was the first time, ever, that I had seen him sit still. Besides running a first-class bakery with Mark & teaching salsa classes at the Grange and Dance Studio at times, the always-moving, always smiling Patrick is  Continue Reading

He’s got the salsa beat….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, by

When I saw Patrick from Bakery San Juan on the bench outside Kings last weekend, I realized it was the first time, ever, that I had seen him sit still. Besides running a first-class bakery with Mark & teaching salsa classes at the Grange and Dance Studio at times, the always-moving, always smiling Patrick is  Continue Reading

New friend down at Cannery Row….

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:26 pm, by

That’s Jason from Discovery Sea Kayaks with a land-born orca he met over on Cannery Landing, next to the ferry. He keeps a well-written blog of his trips & observations around the island – check it out!

Volunteers needed at the Visitor Center….

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm, by

Sandy from the VC tells me: Volunteers are needed for the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center, which is run mostly by volunteers to provide information to visitors visiting the San Juan Islands. New volunteers are always welcome! Training is offered to familiarize new volunteers with the Visitor Center’s operations. If you  Continue Reading

The gallery is open for the season….

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 8:34 pm, by

Have you seen the nice paint job that Ruth did at waterworks gallery? Drop by & check it out! Here’s more: waterworks gallery opens for the spring, freshly repainted, and rehung with new artworks from gallery artists including Anne Belov, Kathleen Hooks,  Michael Dickter, Kathryn Trigg and Joan Stuart Ross. The gallery is pleased to  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm, by

There is a constant and intimate contact among the things that coexist and co-evolve in the universe – a sharing of bonds and messages that makes reality into a stupendous network of interaction and communication. It is this ‘sharing of messages’ in Nature that keeps it in balance. Ervin Laslo

Street update….

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm, by

The Chamber of Commerce tells me: Sewer Project Update: The paving project that was scheduled for March 23-27 was delayed, initially due to weather, then, when one of the ferries broke down and was temporarily replaced with a smaller one, due to not wanting to use up space on the smaller ferry with equipment. Weather  Continue Reading

Update: SONAR Recorded off of San Juan Island

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 3:31 pm, by

Jenny Atkinson is the director of the Whale Museum, and she files this update to Jeanne’s report from yesterday: Beginning at 7 p.m. on April 7, hydrophones operated by The Whale Museum and Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School started picking up unusual sounds.  Hydrophones off the coastline of Lime Kiln State Park and  Continue Reading

How long?

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 6:34 am, by

On Steve Brandli’s website, he has a jokes section…. I think my favorite was this one: Q: Have you lived here all your life? A: Not yet. -ooo-

Quote

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm, by

Our abstract thinking is no more reasonable or discriminating, logical and consistent than are our feelings. Carl Jung

Having trouble juggling the different parts of your day?

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm, by

You’ll love this video of Chris Bliss, master juggler….watch it all the way through, and then let me know if you don’t say, “Wow!”

Wendy's got the tuna….

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 4:52 pm, by

I ran into Wendy at the Farmers’ Market last weekend where she was selling her tuna…it is troll caught, dolphin-safe, high in omega-3 oil, and you’d love it. She says she’ll have crab later in the season…. You can find out more at her website (click here) for www.highseastuna.com or call her at 360-378-4810. You’ll  Continue Reading

Wendy’s got the tuna….

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 4:52 pm, by

I ran into Wendy at the Farmers’ Market last weekend where she was selling her tuna…it is troll caught, dolphin-safe, high in omega-3 oil, and you’d love it. She says she’ll have crab later in the season…. You can find out more at her website (click here) for www.highseastuna.com or call her at 360-378-4810. You’ll  Continue Reading

The Elwha's back!

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 2:17 pm, by

Just got a note from the Washington State Ferry folks: The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division has now completed necessary repairs to the 144-auto ferry Elwha. It will return to service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route on Thursday, April 9. The  Sealth will return to the  inter-island route by relieving the 34-auto  Continue Reading

The Elwha’s back!

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 2:17 pm, by

Just got a note from the Washington State Ferry folks: The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division has now completed necessary repairs to the 144-auto ferry Elwha. It will return to service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route on Thursday, April 9. The  Sealth will return to the  inter-island route by relieving the 34-auto  Continue Reading

Sorting out the island's flowers….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm, by

You’ve always wondered what those flowers on the trail were (I know I have) – now you can find out! Here’s more from Louisa and Ann: Spring is coming!  Catch the bloom! Wondering what that flower is that you saw on the trail?  We have a new way to find out! The San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Sorting out the island’s flowers….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm, by

You’ve always wondered what those flowers on the trail were (I know I have) – now you can find out! Here’s more from Louisa and Ann: Spring is coming!  Catch the bloom! Wondering what that flower is that you saw on the trail?  We have a new way to find out! The San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Navy tests sonar in the waters to the west….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm, by

When the Navy uses sonar in the waters inhabited by whale, you can be sure of one thing: It’s rough on marine mammals who get around using echolocation to “see” with. At the least… A number of us have petitioned the Navy to stop the exercises, and it’s gone to the Courts & back…presently the  Continue Reading

Playing with his food…

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 9:51 pm, by

Monika Weiland shoots great photos of killer whales, and the ones she shot on Monday of transient orcas came out great, including this one of a transient launching a harbor porpoise high into the air. Click here for more of her pictures from a great day out on the water.