Tag: Vashon Island

Winter Left the Door Ajar

Winter Left the Door Ajar

Mount Rainier as a sundial (from Maury Island) Winter Left the Door Ajar Winter left the door ajar, enough to steal a peek, Perhaps to silence my discord, to quell my harsh critique. For winter breezes often fool, impostors of seasons to come, Sky belies […]

Snow Days and the Power of the Outage

Snow Days and the Power of the Outage

Snow days and the beauty afoot!Every year I plan on being prepared for the torrent of Pacific winter storms that buffet coast, home and hearth with unapologetic bravado, but somehow between spring, summer, and autumn I fail to take action. Even this week when our […]

When Christmas Came to Vashon Island

When Christmas Came to Vashon Island

The old place bedazzled by swags of C-9s. I was revisiting some of my past Christmas posts, and stumbled upon the one that follows. While I do hate to repeat myself, I thought, heck I’ve seen A Charlie Brown Christmas a bazillion times and I […]

Orcas and Encounters of the Third Kind

Orcas and Encounters of the Third Kind

Orcas Close to Shore on Vashon Island, WA Orcas! And just where was I the day all three Puget Sound Orca pods, J, K, L, swam by my island, cavorting so close to shore that their race toward Point Defiance caused some sizable waves. Perhaps […]

Vashon Halloween: Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

Vashon Halloween: Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

Cheshire Gigantica: At 357 pounds, the best-ever jack-o-lantern stole the night. Vashon Islanders take their celebrations seriously, in a non-serious sort of way. Halloween is no exception. Last Monday, town was closed to cars, and left to ghouls, vampires, princesses and pirates in search of […]

Postcards From the Edge of Autumn

Postcards From the Edge of Autumn

Fall colors fade fast in the Pacific Northwest, but I can always count on my Glenora grape leaves to stick around. (The grapes are another story.) With Autumn storms come fallen branches, a sure sign that my madrona branch fence will grow in the weeks […]

Vashon Island: One Day I Drifted Ashore…

Vashon Island: One Day I Drifted Ashore…

  Discovering Vashon Island Journeys rarely make sense and mine is no exception. Lucky for me, I drifted ashore on Vashon Island, a sweet spot moored in the middle of Puget Sound, home to the quirky, the kind, and the unabashedly laid back. A stunning ferry ride from West […]

You Can’t Judge a Man by His Topper

You Can’t Judge a Man by His Topper

After a fine evening in West Seattle with friends, I found myself on the Fauntleroy dock awaiting the 10:20 p.m. ferry to Vashon. Wind howling, sea spray biting, it really was a dark and stormy night, a Deadliest Catch flashback kind of night. On the […]

Recalling When Christmas Came to Vashon

Recalling When Christmas Came to Vashon

The old place bedazzled by swags of C-9s. I was revisiting some of my past Christmas posts, and stumbled upon the one that follows. While I do hate to repeat myself, I thought, heck I’ve seen A Charlie Brown Christmas a bazillion times and I […]

So Long Summer: A Photo Finish & Fine Farewell

So Long Summer: A Photo Finish & Fine Farewell

Summer has slipped through my fingers again. Warm days have given way to morning chill, dew lingers well past first light and every branch is a spider trapeze.  Yes, I tearing up. (Photo: Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound: view from West Seattle ferry dock.) Autumn is here and winter will insinuate itself shortly. I […]