• Community

    Hope Has Fins

    Getting real

    A young girl sits in a sloping field of yellow flowers with mountains in the background

    Getting Real Eyes wide with wonder and bright with hope, kids from around Lake Sammamish work creekside with the Snoqualmie Tribe to make a small patch of nature embedded in a quilt of urbanization more welcoming to the creatures that call Issaquah Creek their home.   It is Kokanee Education Day at Confluence Park in Issaquah,…

  • Voices from the river

    Nature’s wonders bring thanks

    Finding things to be thankful for this week — especially this year — can be a challenge. But if we look deep enough, we can find them.   I chose to look in nature.   The brightest green lichen on dark volcanic rocks pop against the drab fall scenery.   The sweet smell of ponderosa pines after a recent storm.  …