I prepared a deep hole, meticulously planning to contain my yellow bamboo, and lined it with a thick rhizome barrier to keep the roots prisoner. No escapees... Now, all that digging, toiling and sweat has resulted in a sweet reward.
When riding shotgun, Lucy likes to feel the wind in her face. But sun in her eyes? Not so much.
Part-time San Juan Island resident and full-time environmental advocate Fred Felleman is one of nine candidates vying for an open seat on the Seattle Port Commission, which oversees the Port of Seattle, a $9 billion a year enterprise.
Interesting folks make for an interesting club, like a commodore who appears in the local community theater, a world-traveled sailor who plays a mean accordion, a jazz pianist, a retired economics professor who volunteers for hospice, artists, realtors, ex-pats from other states and homegrown islanders as well.
The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park welcome its latest edition recently, a 1,200-pound, life-size bronze sculpture of a running stallion entitled, "Stir'd Up." It's the creation of local artist Jason Napier and it took two years to craft.
In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, San Juan Island architectural historian Boyd Pratt will lead a exploration of the Town of Friday Harbor and offer insight into how the few and modest string of wood-framed buildings that once upon a time lined Spring Street evolved into the downtown of fireproof masonry building surrounding the neighborhoods that we know today.
A typical home in the Northwest United States uses 30 kWh/day. With the measures mentioned below and with an investment of as little as $2,000, I could bring the usage down 80 percent, to 6 kWh/day.
“By engaging our capacity for imagining what another being experience empathically, we might shift our perspective to include a fuller picture of the ways we have, do, and will connect, communicate, and share the world with other denizens of this island jewel," San Juan Island artist Matthew Palmer said of the exhibit's concept and design.
Colorful and charming renditions of traditional Norwegian elves known as The Nisser (that's plural; it's Nisse in the singular) are featured in island artist Rebecca Cook's newest line of greeting cards.
Plankton, posters, microscopes, research boats, intriguing talks, scientific equipment, marine plants and animals, and activities for all ages are all part of Friday Harbor Laboratories annual Open House.
Carbon has come to be seen as the villain, yet it is one of the basic building blocks of life. It becomes a pollutant only when it is in excess in the atmosphere or water, and soil is the largest carbon sink available.
Spring and early summer is baby season for wild creatures and these newly born or hatched youngsters are very vulnerable. They are not as mobile as adult animals and not as wary as their parents, so...
What to do on Mother's Day? How about a guided walk among the wildflowers on San Juan Island's Cady Mountain, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
In “Seeds,” award-winning author Thor Hanson spans the globe, from Central American rain forests to the fable spice-trade routes of India, in an entertaining, educational look at the natural and cultural history of seeds. He'll be at the Grange Hall, May 22, to talk about the recent release.