Tag: beach

BLOG POST

Butterflies sip nectar from closely packed clusters of flowers, such as snowbrush, Ceanothus velutinus.
Water, Wild Plants, and Wildlife

How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Wildlife

Do you have waterfront property? Does your house look out on magnificent views of the Puget Sound? Or perhaps you have a secluded lakeshore cabin. You may want to consider making your property friendly to wildlife. On my property, there is a vernal … read more

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July and August Mean Crab For West Sound Anglers

July and August Mean Crab For West Sound Anglers

There are reasons those of us living in Western Washington manage to endure the interminably short, gray and damp days of winter and early spring, and for many of us, it’s the memory of summers past and the promise of the summer to … read more

VIDEO

Forever Home with a View — Rebuilding to Suit Lifestyle on Hood Canal
Forever Home with a View

Rebuilding to Suit Lifestyle on Hood Canal

When Kathy and Bill Cole bought their Seabeck home more than a decade ago, they knew they would need to remodel sooner rather than later. Built in the 1980s, the home still sported the signature look of the era — shag carpeting, lots … read more

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Just before you arrive at Scenic Beach State Park in Seabeck, a narrow, dirt-and-gravel road winds through the heavily wooded shoreline until it delivers you to the door of Jill and Mike Spieker’s beachfront home. The elegant, two-story house is graced by a … read more

A Love of Plants, Cars and Life Make Jerry McAuliffe A Driving Force

A Love of Plants, Cars and Life Make Jerry McAuliffe A Driving Force

In 1960, Jerry McAuliffe was a young, married man living in Kirkland and looking for work as a landscaper. Although he had no formal training in the field, he was a hard and willing worker, confident and ready to learn. He also liked … read more

Fly Fishing With the Reel Girls (Photo courtesy Mike Canady)
On The Water

Fly Fishing With the Reel Girls

The scene at Titlow Park in Tacoma attracts a few curious glances. Eleven women are spread out across the lawn, fly rods in hand, practicing their roll casts, false casts and presentation casts. The instruction this day is provided by Judy Graham, an … read more

Bozeman Kitchen

The Next Chapter: New Kitchen for a New Life

Cary Bozeman is officially retired and on sabbatical while he figures out his next move, but you’d never know it. On a recent day at the home he shares in Manette with his wife, Kerri, there is a just-out-of-the-oven, picture-perfect peach pie cooling … read more

"A Kitchen Fit for a Chef" Design: A Kitchen That Works LLC; Builder: Agate Pass Enterprises

Breathing New Life into What was Once a Humble Beach Cottage

Having become empty nesters and finding traffic in the burbs something they no longer wanted to deal with, Carol and Jay embarked on a seven month odyssey for the perfect next-stage-in-life home. They wanted beach access and a view but most importantly, they … read more

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