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Early Morning Walk in La Conner – July 5th

July 5, 2015

This morning Marilyn and I went for an early morning walk in downtown La Conner. The sun wasn’t up just yet and the light was magical.  We couldn’t do our usual sprint because we were distracted by a magical light that transformed the streets and everything in them.  We doddled to take photos of buildings and plants that seemed to glow in the pre sun light. The students who take classes at our center come to stay in La Conner for up to 5 days at a time all year round.  They eat at the restaurants, stay at the bed and breakfast and hotels and shop in the stores and galleries.  Not to mention taking in the beautiful light as they go walking in the town.  I’ve posted photos of my walk  so you can get a sense of La Conner.  Here’s a link to The Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts – Travel Accommodations on our website.  La Conner’s Chamber of Commerce has a very extensive website . If you want to see and read more about downtown La Conner, here’s a link to the Walking Tour of La Conner’s Historical Landmark .

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Peggy Doyle permalink
    July 5, 2015 6:56 pm

    I enjoyed your photos. – I was in town this morning too and appreciating how lucky we are to live here!

  2. July 5, 2015 7:03 pm

    Hi Peggy, I agree with you. Our students love the physical beauty and sense of community.

  3. Penny Peters permalink
    July 5, 2015 7:27 pm

    La Conner is a lovely destination, and a perfect setting to inspire art, design and textiles!

  4. July 5, 2015 8:06 pm

    I enjoyed looking at your photos of La Conner. For over 25 years my focus in La Conner has been on the boats and ships in the channel, the current and navigation hazards, and the fishing boats and logs. Your photos have enlarged my perspective. Thank you!

  5. Karen permalink
    July 5, 2015 9:10 pm

    Having stayed in LaConner while taking classes at Gail’s studio, I can attest to the beauty and the friendliness of the town….all year round!

    • July 5, 2015 9:59 pm

      You have travelled here from North Dakota more times than I can count over the years. It must feel like your second home. Gail

  6. Marilynn Olson permalink
    July 5, 2015 9:28 pm

    I’m feeling so much joy this afternoon at seeing our walk this morning through the lens of your camera, Gail. La Conner is, indeed, a special town. It’s no wonder that La Conner has once again this year been voted the Best Tiny Town in Northwest Washington by KING-5, the NBC affiliate in Seattle. This little corner of the beautiful Skagit valley brims over with artistic inspiration and has so much to offer visitors and residents alike. It is a bonus for all students who already experience the enrichment found in the wealth of art, design, stitch and other textile courses offered at the Center.

  7. Ann Darling permalink
    July 5, 2015 11:09 pm

    The most magical moments in any town or city, I have found it’s true the world over, are those when you are fortunate to be one of the first people out and about as the place is waking … the light is almost always more gentle somehow and the feeling of discovering something new every moment is magic for me. And you captured so many “discoveries” … new no matter how many times you have seen them! thanks for sharing.

  8. July 6, 2015 2:40 pm

    What a good description. Ann

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