San Juan Island

Lopez Island Barometric Pressure Barometric pressure is the measure of the weight of the atmosphere above us.  Barometric pressure varies with altitude; a higher elevation will have less atmosphere above it which exerts less pressure.  To keep readings standard across the world, barometric pressure is to be indicated at sea level. The barometric pressure changes as the weather systems […]
Home Dead of Winter? – Listing your Home January – the month of new beginnings and cherished memories.  It is a fresh start, a new chapter.  A time for reflection and resolution. The first month of our calendar year was named by the Romans after Janus, the god of change, transitions, and beginnings.  Janus had two faces – one looking forward, the other […]
Community Holiday Memories The holidays are upon us and you can feel it in the air in the San Juan Islands. Slowing, surely, the season’s magical spell has taken hold with the remarkable sense of community. Actively emerging in early December, a spirited and creative time of year, it is a precious time when memory and other strands […]
Home A Place in the Islands Sacred partnerships arrive in our lives in many forms; sometimes consisting of wood and stone, rather than flesh and bone.  There is a deep peace and contentment to be found in the intimate connections with places as well as people. Every relationship we have – with other people, with our work – reflects in some […]
Holidays The Gift of Food – Holiday Traditions Even for those who shun tradition and ritual the rest of the year, Christmas is one time we often return to the security of its fold.  Holiday traditions resonate with the imprimatur of time; they become a part of our identity, writing out family history and reflecting cultural heritage.   As we seek to put […]
Lifestyle Our Commute – Island Life Living Given that our team works all the islands in the San Juan archipelago, we are often on the inter-island ferry.  Sometimes when showing property on one of the outer islands, we pause to ponder just how extraordinary this commute really is, yet how very typical of island life.  We view this commute as a mini […]
Home The Barn – Saving a Part of the Past The word barn derives from combining the word barley with the Old English ern, which meant place of.  For centuries the word was bern; it has been barn since the Late Middle Ages.  Over the centuries a barn’s uses have expanded way beyond barley storage.  Today, a barn can also be a place of tools […]
Home Island Life The secret weapon for living life on an island is a well organized pantry.  A planned reserve of foodstuffs and sundries for everyday life, a pantry saves time, money, and stress.  Tap the pantry for unexpected meals and reduce trips to the mainland or even the grocery store. Stock it with frugal finds to lower […]
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