Garden and Greenhouse on Orcas Island By the summer of 2000 the world had survived Y2K, I had retired, and we were spending much of our time at our house in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. Yvonne was ready for a vegetable garden. She couldn’t have one in Wonderland Hill in Boulder – a small … Read more How Does Yvonne’s Garden Grow?
Eleven-acre Yellow Island lies south of Spring Point on southwest Orcas Island and west of Crane Island. In 1979 The Nature Conservancy acquired the island and administers it as a kind of laboratory to study the invasion of grassland by woody plants and how to resist or reverse it. So, for instance, the group does … Read more May Flowers on Yellow Island
Ballard, July 2019 Our return feels different Something was different this time going to Orcas and Crane Islands: we felt like tourists more than former residents; less connected, with warm memories of course, and dear friends but we were no longer island people. We had become city people. In February 2014 we had moved from … Read more Return to the Islands: An Introduction