Friends on the west side…

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm, by

Sunday turned out to be a pleasant & sunny day, with the killer whales all around…

The way coffee SHOULD look…

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 8:14 am, by

Yesterday I was out taking photos of town & saw this half-drunk coffee cup at The Naked Bean and loved the design….

Early version of "I'm Yours"….

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 8:12 am, by

This may be the most-played song of the year – seems I hear it everywhere, but I’m guessing you’ll have it going the rest of the day in your head if you watch the video…watch out. It’s Jason Mraz with his song “I’m Yours.”

Early version of “I’m Yours”….

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 8:12 am, by

This may be the most-played song of the year – seems I hear it everywhere, but I’m guessing you’ll have it going the rest of the day in your head if you watch the video…watch out. It’s Jason Mraz with his song “I’m Yours.”

Kestrel on the island – that makes two….

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 8:10 am, by

You already know Kestrel Bailey whose folks Shannon & Bill run the Catalyst II between here & Alaska. …well, you’ll recognize the other Kestrel (right) who used to work at Mi Casita & Camp Eagle Rock. She’s back on-island this summer working with San Juan Excursions, making us the island with the most Kestrels per  Continue Reading

San Juan Island in the travel blogs…

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 7:46 am, by

I love to read what people think about the island (mostly ’cause they usually say nice things), and Sandy & Tyler are no exception – they brought their girl Stella to the island & stayed & swam at Lakedale, and took the picture of Stella’s quiet time in the tent. Here’s more.

Lotta weddings this past weekend…

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 7:07 am, by

Our little island is pretty famous as a place to get married, and this weekend kinda showed it –  there was a big one out at Roche Harbor (Becker the Wedding Photographer posted a really cool photo from that…click here.) Locally, longtime islanders Steve & Nancy Raichlen celebrated their doughter Holly’s wedding to Ryan Wehner,  Continue Reading

From everbrown to evergreen…

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 6:33 am, by

We’ve all been waiting & hoping for some rain, and we got it last night… the present weather report says the week is gonna be frontloaded with rain, with it easing up for the County Fair starting Wednesday. So, for your rainy morning, here’s a song I sing you…click here. Gotta love the earth soaking  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 6:08 am, by

Try in thine own experience, each; that ye speak not for one whole day unkindly of any; that ye say not a harsh word to any, about any; and see what such a day would bring to you . . . Edgar Cayce

Joan's show opens on the 12th…

Posted on August 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm, by

Joan Benney is one of the most talented women around the island, whether she’s doing plays (she plays Phebe in As You Like It this month) or making beautiful photos…and her pictures are the focus of a new show at Concepia. Here’s more from John Sinclair: Concepia presents… Joan Benney. THE ILLUSTRATIVE PORTRAIT new photographic  Continue Reading

Joan’s show opens on the 12th…

Posted on August 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm, by

Joan Benney is one of the most talented women around the island, whether she’s doing plays (she plays Phebe in As You Like It this month) or making beautiful photos…and her pictures are the focus of a new show at Concepia. Here’s more from John Sinclair: Concepia presents… Joan Benney. THE ILLUSTRATIVE PORTRAIT new photographic  Continue Reading

Coming up for air…

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:04 am, by

In his remarks that came with this picture from yesterday, Jim Maya says the Superpod (J, K, and L pods) got together last night and is slowly moving north this morning, just north of San Juan Island.

Visitors to the island come to see plays, too….

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 7:20 am, by

It was cool to see island visitors posing with the sign & director Helen Machin-Smith before As You Like It last night at the Roche Harbor stage, wanting to get their photos taken. The show continues this weekend, tonight, Saturday & Sunday.

Getting away for the play…

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 7:16 am, by

Aaron King does a super job (I think) of picking just the right movies for our little two-screen movie theater in town…the Palace Theatre has GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra starting tonight, along with Ice Age 3 and holdover The Ugly Truth. But it’s not all movies…he went to see Island Stage Left’s As  Continue Reading

Cow & pig, on the road….

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 7:09 am, by

You’ve seen ’em before when you roll down Roche Harbor Road – they’re usually dressed up one way or another & causing traffic to slow down just a little to check them out. So, on the way to Roche Harbor last night Update wildlife photographer Josie captured them in action, just for you.

Cow & pig, on the road….

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 7:09 am, by

You’ve seen ’em before when you roll down Roche Harbor Road – they’re usually dressed up one way or another & causing traffic to slow down just a little to check them out. So, on the way to Roche Harbor last night Update wildlife photographer Josie captured them in action, just for you.

Styrofoam ban passes for Town…

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 6:54 am, by

My friend Doris Estabrooks has been stumping for getting a styrofoam ban passed by the Town for 2-3 years now, and she tells me that now it’s happened. Friday Harbor joins cities like San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle in putting a ban in place; California, New York and Hawaii are considering similar  Continue Reading

quote

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 6:41 am, by

Not knowing means to be open to all eventualities, to not prejudge a person or situation. If your mind is full of preconceived notions, there is no room for an unbiased view. It is like when your hands are full of objects – you cannot pick up anything new. A closed mind causes separation and  Continue Reading

Helping you plan your weekend…

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 8:04 am, by

Here, let me help. Here’s the deal – next week is the County Fair, so you KNOW you’re not gonna do anything except hang there, eating elephant ears & listening to music & visiting friends. That’s what the Fair is for. See you there. So…that means you have to do everything this weekend. This is  Continue Reading

Bowling for art….

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 7:53 am, by

One of the eighth wonders of the modern world (as far as I’m concerned) is this: How does Dona Reed make those incredible gourd thingies at Island Studios? Since I wasn’t sure, I went down to IS when she was demonstrating the other day & it’s pretty amazing. Get down there & check it out  Continue Reading

Looking for a new director….

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 7:44 am, by

Next month Debbie Pigman moves on as the Chamber of Commerce director, and the board is looking for somebody to take her spot – click here to check in about that. The application period closes on August 22. Replacing Debbie won’t be easy. She has brought organization to the Chamber, and set things up so  Continue Reading

Playing for change…

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 6:38 am, by

This video is great fun  – if you went to Spring Street International School’s graduation, they played it there. You might have heard it before & you’ll remember how cool it was; if this is your FIRST TIME, you’ll love it. Nice way to start the day, my friend.