Great blue herons can be found in many Seattle neighborhoods. The majestic birds fly with slow wing-beats and stand quietly along bodies of water where they feed mostly on fish — steelhead smolts are a favorite.More
Sketched Nov. 18, 2014
It’s almost show time for Fassli and Darla.
Friday morning, the enormously cute St. Bernards will be cheering up the crowds at the Macy’s Holiday Parade in downtown Seattle.
They’ll be joined by more than 20 other “Saints” and their owners, including Rick Boldt, of Auburn, and about 30 other members of the St. Bernard Club of Puget Sound. The owners wear black pants and red jackets while their “reindeer” pull kids and grown-ups in festively decorated carts.More
Sketched Sept. 12, 2013
As Patrick Ford teaches middle-schoolers how to build a wooden bridge, at least one in the class is not paying attention. I’m talking about Buddy 2.0, who is snoozing with her tongue out inside the cart Ford uses to wheel her around.More
Sketched Aug. 15 and 22, 2012
If you go to this city park in Brier, bring your skateboard and your tennis rackets, and don’t forget your horse.
Carlos García rides his Mexican dancing horse at Brier Park’s 23,000-square-foot equestrian arena two or three times a week. “I love that this town has preserved its horse-riding culture,” García told me as Mandilón stood still for my sketch.
Sketched Nov. 11, 2011
Seven months ago, Lisa Sheffield’s turkeys were so little her 21/2-year-old could hold them in his hands. Now they are nearly 15 pounds each, and although they’ll survive this Thanksgiving, Sheffield plans to serve them on the family’s dinner table before the end of the year.
Sketched Nov. 9, 2011
In recent weeks, the Occupy Seattle movement has kept the city’s mounted patrol unit, well, occupied. Crowd control is one of the things it does best, and that has come in handy at Westlake Park, said Sgt. Grant Ballingham (right.)
The five-officer unit, which was on the verge of being dismantled last year due to budget cuts, also plays another important role, one that runs counter to an image of force: public relations.
Sketched Sept. 28, 10:15 a.m.
Marina Beach Park in Edmonds is as scenic as any other park I’ve been to along Puget Sound. What makes it special is a fenced dog beach that dog owners there said is one of the best in the Greater Seattle area.