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This summer marked the 2nd G’wana’kw Family canoe trip to Blaine and Semiahmoo. The G’wana’ka family was joined by families from four indigenous tribes, including members from Hai’da and Tlignit bands. The festival is held in the spirit of peace and healing ancient grievances. The families perform traditional dances and songs, host a potlatch, and […]Read more "Hai’da Tribal Dancers"
The Great American Solar Eclipse turned out to be a much bigger spectacle than I had anticipated. I didn’t think we would see anything because of the smoke from wildfires, but the skies cleared up just in time for the eclipse. By then all the special filtered glasses were long gone and it was far […]Read more "Great American Eclipse of 2017"
Today’s outing doubled as exercise and outdoor time for the niece and dog. I’ve learned that when they accompany me on photography trips, they end up being the target of most of the photos as I try to manage them. The dog likes to herd the kid, and the kid tries to chase the dog, […]Read more "Berthesan Park: Adventures with Kid and Dog."
The park seems to be wet year-round. It’s almost like a miniature rain forest, it seems. Must have been horribly dreary for the original homesteaders. We just finished melting out of a heavy snow and silver thaw, but you’d hardly be able to tell with all the winter green. I’ve been trying to improve my […]Read more "Berthesan Park: Wintery Green."
Berthesan Park hosts a steam engine enthusiasts’ club. The club hosts steam tractor demos and competitions in May and June each year. I love old steam machinery of all kinds. There’s something about old massive iron engines and wheels that are both archaic and intimidating. There wasn’t a lot of open displays this time of […]Read more "Berthesan Park: Steam Machines and Things."
I should have expected so many people to be out in the park on the first sunny day we’ve had in months. I had simply wanted photos of the bridge from certain angles without anyone in the frame, but that proved nearly impossible, especially as daylight quickly faded. These photos were taken to work on […]Read more "Whatcom Falls Park: Gawkers and Walkers"