Before this blog became primarily focused on my photography, it was a collection point for various travels and explorations. Many recent travels have been focused on photography, but I have a few projects other projects too. One such project has been tracking down local indigenous history. Last year I took the family to Lummi Island […]Read more "The Hunt for ‘She Who Watches’"
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."
Berthesan Park is on the western side of Lynden, Washington. The farm dates to the mid-1800s. Lynden remains a dairy farming community to this day, but the Berthesan farmstead is now a wonderful city park. I wasn’t sure what I’d find on a very wet winter walk, but I think these photos turned out well.Read more "Berthesan Park: Farm Snapshots."
Whatcom Falls Park is perhaps one of the best city parks north of Seattle. The park follows Whatcom Creek as it leaves Lake Whatcom, the local watershed for Bellingham. The creek flows through several small falls on its way to the bay. Park trails follow an old rail bed that once was used to transport […]Read more "Old Whatcom Trestle"
Last week the historical museum ship Hawaiian Chieftain sailed into Squalicum Harbor in the city of Bellingham. The Hawaiian Chieftain is a 103′ ketch displacing 64 tons. Although her rigging is based on 19th-century designs, the hull is steel and features a triple keel design. This makes the craft very maneuverable in shallow waters, drawing […]Read more "Tallship Tour: Hawaiian Chieftain"
On my last road trip through Montana I visited the well-known ghost town of Bannack. In keeping with tradition, I wanted to visit another out of the way gem. Fortunately, the ghost town of Garnet was not far from my path (recently made famous by this ad looking for volunteer rangers), and the warm month […]Read more "Ghost Town: Exploring Garnet, Montana"
Nuclear weapons are fascinating objects that dominate my interest. Perhaps growing up during the waning years of the Cold War when hysteria far outpaced fact after 50 years of threatened nuclear annihilation sparked my fascination. By the late 1980s nukes had become so commonplace, along with the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction, that people resigned themselves […]Read more "Nuclear History: Minuteman I Missile Silo"