Every Town has its Ghosts

Every Town has its Ghosts

Ghosts are good for business, and Port Townsend, Washington has its fair share of stories. Manresa Castle is haunted by a heartbroken woman, whose love never returned from the Great War, and a Jesuit priest. A Lady in White wanders the grounds of Point Wilson Lighthouse and is, allegedly, a bit of a snoop; she [...]

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Woodinville Lavender

When planning your winery tour of Woodinville this summer, add Woodinville Lavender farm to the itinerary. The fields are in full bloom and worth a stroll. My friend Sarah and I stopped by yesterday, and despite the scorching temperatures, we had fun clipping a couple small bundles of lavender.

The Rembrandt Tulip

The painterly quality of a shallow depth of field can turn a simple photo into a canvas - appropriate, considering tulips have long been popular with artists, and some varieties have even been named after them. The Rembrandt Tulip, featured here, was popular in Holland during the tulip frenzy of the 1600's, even though the Dutch painter is not [...]

RoozenGaarde

The tulips are here! Every spring, for a few short weeks, the Skagit Valley glows with miles and miles of blossoming fields. My friend Sarah and I visited the RoozenGaarde fields last night for some photos. I'm in the middle of sifting through a couple hundred and plan to post more this weekend as well as [...]

The Shaw Invasion

Shaw is a careless dot in the middle of the San Juan Islands. On a map, it kind of looks like a cowboy boot with a broken spur. In my heart, it looks like my friends laughing behind an old cabin, drunk off of Jam Jar wine. In November 2010, on a day full of strange [...]

The Long Ride Home

I went to Leavenworth, Washington on a camping trip with some friends in July. Not a huge fan of camping, I toughed it out for a few days before deciding to leave early - but that meant hitching a ride back with friends who had....gulp...children. Kids terrify me. They're too honest, ask too many questions, and bounce [...]