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This blog is about life on Whidbey Island, Washington. I write about my favorite places and events, as well as nature. This is a good read if you plan to visit or relocate here, or wish you could!

Owner: Whidbeywoman

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Language: English

Tags: Recreation, Beach, Nature, Island, Navy

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  • Orca on the Move
    on Oct 22, 2009 in Marine Life
    The L pod has been left our region and headed down to the Southern end of Puget Sound. Here is a video of a few of them, taken off West Seattle. It is believed that this pod heads out to the Pacific Ocean each winter; they have been spotted off...
  • Orcas on the Move
    on Oct 22, 2009 in Marine Life
    The L pod has been left our region and headed down to the Southern end of Puget Sound. Here is a video of a few of them, taken off West Seattle. It is believed that this pod heads out to the Pacific Ocean each winter; they have been spotted off...
  • Native Snowberry
    on Oct 18, 2009 in Flora/Fauna Recreation
    Photo taken by my husband. For an outing today, we went to Rosario Beach, part of the Deception Pass State Park. It is a great place for picnicking, hiking, exploring tide pools, whale watching, bird watching, kayaking, fishi...
  • Gawking at Snow Geese
    on Oct 17, 2009 in Birdwatching
    The Snow Geese have returned! They migrate from the Artic to spend winter in the near-by Skagit Valley. Tundra and Trumpeter Swans follow suit. Time for some birdwatching! I'll grab my spotting scope and binnoc...
  • Soup's On!
    on Oct 11, 2009 in Recipes
    The nights are getting cold, so it's time for soup again. This recipe is a family favorite. It is by Rachel Ray.Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup(serves 4)1T vegetable oil1T butter or margarine1 medium onion, chopped1can (14.5 oz) chicken br...
  • Halloween Happenings
    on Oct 9, 2009 in Events
    There's lots of things to do on Whidbey this month. Here are a few ideas:  1. Pick out a pumpkin. There are numerous fields up and down the island.2. Get lost in the corn maze at Dugualla Bay farm. 3. Get spooked in the Haunted House at the M Ba...
  • Fall Farm Fun
    on Oct 4, 2009 in Events Farming History
    Bluebird box on the Ebey Prairie overlook. Mt. Baker, elevation 10,778 feet, in the distance.Turkeys of Wildwood Farm. Gould House, built in 1896Alpaca: How can you resist that face?My husband took these photos on the Farm Tour. We did...
  • 2009 FARM TOUR MEMORIES
    on Oct 4, 2009 in Events Farming
    My husband took these photos today on the Farm Tour. We visited several farms in Oak Harbor, Ebey's Prairie and Coupeville. We did not see the elusive blue bird, but we did see ravens, a redtail hawk and several bald eagles. There was also...
  • Mountain Bluebird
    on Oct 1, 2009 in Birdwatching
    Male Mountain BluebirdAcording to the Whidbey Audubon , a male mountain bluebird was spotted September 26th at Greenbank Farm. This makes sense, as the bird perfers agricultural areas or prairies with nearby tree groves or shrubs. The bluebirds feed...
  • Whidbey Island Farm Tour
    on Sep 27, 2009 in Things to Do Farming
    Case Farm, Oak HarborThis year's Farm Tour is Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th. Farms will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a self-guided tour. Choose from 20 farms showing casing the diversity of agriculture on Whidbey Island. S...
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