Old Fence

This photo was taken along the back fence line of a lavender farm on San Juan Island.  The light on the big knot in the fence and diagonal line of red leaves is what caught my eye. I have to admit, the title isn't very catchy, but I'm stuck with it now.  It was "Accepted" … Continue reading Old Fence

Lime Kiln

Lime kilns are used to heat limestone in order to create cement.  A seemingly endless vein of pure limestone and the growing demand for its use in road construction, mortar, etc. brought labor, industry and prosperity to Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. Early kilns, like the first two in Roche Harbor, were built out … Continue reading Lime Kiln

Hotel de Haro

Washington State's oldest continually operated hotel, the Hotel De Haro, is located in Roche Harbor on the north side the San Juan Island.   Its 20 rooms have hosted visitors since 1886, including Theodore Roosevelt and John Wayne. Only six of the twenty rooms have en suite bathrooms, other rooms share 4 bathrooms located at the … Continue reading Hotel de Haro

Lime Kiln Lighthouse

On the west side of San Juan Island is Lime Kiln Point State Park, where a lighthouse guides ships through the Haro Straight between Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the San Juan Islands of Washington State. The lighthouse was built in 1919, and the scenic outlook is just a short walk from the parking lot.  … Continue reading Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Roche Harbor

On the northwest side of San Juan Island, off the coast of Washington State, is Roche Harbor.  The harbor is sheltered on three sides making it ideal for small pleasure craft.  Fishing, whale watching, artists and craftsman provide a resort-like atmosphere. Thought for the Day:  Where is there dignity unless there is honesty.      … Continue reading Roche Harbor

Mt. Baker

One exceptionally clear morning I caught Mt. Baker during sunrise.  I was staying in a vacation home on San Juan Island and happened to crawl out of bed in time for this shot. At 10,781', Mt. Baker is the third highest peak in Washington state.  It's part of the Cascade Mountain Range and lies 31 … Continue reading Mt. Baker