For a fresh start try this. We all can use a fresh start. Especially after this past year which for many proved to be emotionally exhausting, wearing a bit on our psyche as well as our nerves. As the calendar page turns into a new day, this time it also marks a new month and... Continue Reading →
The Birds are Back In Town: Snow geese, swans arrive in Skagit Valley for the winter.
DECEMBER 17, 2020by MARYROSE DENTON Living in the Skagit Valley has many perks - beautiful scenery, bountiful hikes, mountains, water, and every winter the return of the snow geese and trumpeter swans. Several weeks ago I began hearing the familiar and nasal “honk, honk, honk” in the mornings just after sunrise. That sound comes not... Continue Reading →
3 Little Known Ways Solstice Traditions Are Alive and Well.
Keeping the old ways in modern times. Alone in her darkened room, she waits. A fire burning in the earth, she watches the flames as they dance and spark. Everything else is quiet. her children sleep in their beds. She revels for a moment in the quiet. the stillness. her vigil through the night is... Continue Reading →
Chimpanzee Northwest: A Sanctuary of Hope, A Home of Love
DECEMBER 14, 2020by MARYROSE DENTON Their names are Honey B, Burrito, Mave, Annie, Willie B, Foxie, and Jamie. They spent most of their life behind bars, in a research facility with only minimal social interaction - but now, these chimpanzees are getting a second chance at life. Their home now is on the 90-acre farm... Continue Reading →
On an Incoming Tide, We Arrive in Friday Harbor
view of harbor and ferry landing from street level with a peek a boo look around buildings