Tuesday, November 27, 2012


A very chilly morning greets visitors to Bayview Cemetery. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Eagle Eyes

As we were playing down at the beach this weekend and throwing rocks into the lake, I noticed we had someone watching us.  This beautiful eagle was perched high at the top of a nearby tree and surveyed the lake for his next meal.  Even from high up, he was magnifying.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Flying over Mount Rainier

My husband flew to Arkansas last month on business.  He snapped this lovely photo of Mount Rainier on his way down south.  I was awed by the mountain's beauty and the fantastic day.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Last week as the sun set it peeked out from underneath the clouds and turned the entire sky and underside of the clouds orange.  I scrambled for the camera but by the time I was set up  it had started to fade.  It was still a beautiful sunset though...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful for Family

Wishing all of you a warm and happy Thanksgiving.  I couldn't be more thankful for my fantastic little family.  Tomorrow we will join even more family, and enjoy a fun and chaotic day filled with laughter and great food.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lower Fork

On a nice fall day, my family enjoyed a peaceful fall drive to see some colorful falling leaves. Thankfully, my husband grew up in rural Whatcom County and was able to take us on some back roads that I never knew existed.  We crossed the Nooksack river a few times.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Raptor Ridge

Lizzi and I ditched the kids last weekend and got out for a brief hike up to the Raptor Ridge viewpoint south of Bellingham.  These rustic stairs are the beginning of the final ascent up out of the forested valley floor to a rock cliff that forms the viewpoint.  The morning was cold enough that snow flurries greeted us at when we reached the top.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


How do our downtown parking rates compare with yours?  It never feels like too much for me, I can usually reach to the bottom of my purse for whatever is there to cover it.  But then I rarely park downtown during the weekdays, usually just on weekends and they are free.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Looking northeast from Anacortes towards the Cascade Mountains in Canada.  On our last trip to the San Juan Islands, we missed our scheduled ferry by three cars, so we enjoyed a few hours on the beach.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


This is one of the trees in Memorial Park that I was hoping to catch the fall colors on last weekend.  I think this one may be even more striking in silhouette.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


One last pumpkin shot for the end of the season.  I think its a little sad the way some of left over pumpkins are just left to rot in the field. 
On a side note, I turned in my ballot yesterday.  I'm a little sad that there are no longer polling places in Whatcom County and I wasn't able to collect my little "I Voted" sticker to wear the rest of the day.  I hope everyone votes today and proudly wears their stickers!

Monday, November 5, 2012


The Anacortes Ferry Terminal as seen from the beach.  This ferry had just arrived from Sidney, British Columbia.  As the cars unloaded, those of us waiting for our ferry to the San Juan Islands had to wait behind a locked gate as customs agents processed the cars and then swept through the ferry.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Memorial Park

We took the kids to memorial park yesterday to play in the fall leaves before they are gone for the season.  The park is centered around a memorial sculpture to honor local service members killed in the line of duty.  It's kind of a forgotten park, tucked between my daughter's elementary school and the freeway, but it is covered in lawn and spotted with huge old trees.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Skywatch Friday: Morning Trickles In

After a week of rain, a touch of color this morning suggests we may see a little sun today.

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