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Schoolhouse in LaConner, Washington by Marjorie Wallace
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LaConner, Washington
Blooming Allium in May ~ LaConner, Washington

Located in western Skagit County, LaConner was once county seat and most populous town in the Skagit Valley. Bounded by farmland, the Swinomish Channel and the Swinomish Indian Reservation, it was an up-to-date town and lively terminus for river steamers bringing timber and lumber down from the upper Skagit, and port for farm commodities grown in the surrounding delta flatlands. Its brief county seat status was lost to Mount Vernon in 1883 and a series of economic misfortunes caused the town to slowly fade and be left in the backwaters for decades. With its sweeping waterfront and business district overseen by “The Hill,” the wooded, residential midtown bluff, it’s a scenic, historic time capsule. The inherent beauty of the environs, the atmospherics, and the cheap rent of the moldering town attracted artists and eccentrics. In 1937, Morris Graves (1910-2001), who was to become a painter of international renown, came to town and brought his artist friends. These bohemians mixed with rough and tumble fishermen, tow boatmen, and farm hands. Resident novelist Tom Robbins says of the town they created: "That this was an intersection of art and fishing and farming is what’s interesting and unusual and singular to this community”

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Featured NOSTALGIC ART & PHOTOGRAPHY ~ 4 Oct 2009
Featured in OLD THINGS group Fall-Winter 2009
Featured PACIFIC NW by Barbara Applegate ~ 08 March 2010.
Featured in OLD THINGS group 14 July 2010
Runner-up in “Places of Learning” challenhe in UNIQUE BUILDINGS OF THE WORLD group
Featured in WINDOWS WITH FLAIR group ~ 13 April 2011

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© 2008 Marjorie Wallace, All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

Cameras and photography captured my interest years ago as a child with my little Brownie. The cameras have changed over the years until the Digital age when I got really serious about photography. Not only has my work improved, but it has opened many doors to meeting wonderful people along the way. New friendships and learning new skills… I am hopeful that some of my best work is yet to come.

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  • Kelly Cavanaugh
    Kelly Cavanaughabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, Marjorie!

  • Thank you so much, Kelly. The leaves are beginning to turn in the Pacific Northwest and i want to drive up to LaConner and see what beautiful images there are to capture now. I think this is beautiful all seasons.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    OOO Marjie!!!!! What a beautiful image … a great find, sweetie!!! Love your pov with these wonderful purple dudes in front!!! Sounds like a fascinating place!!!

  • Thank you so much, Lois. It captured my interest as well and love the dash of purple color that makes it so interesting.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • jujubean
    jujubeanabout 5 years ago

    so pretty! the purple just pops!

  • Thank you so much. I loved the purple flowers that make this a special image for me.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Starz
    Starzabout 5 years ago

    dear Marjie, this is so beautiful !! i love the school house and the garden is divine !!

  • Thank you so much, Karon. I want to get up there again for a visit just because I love this area. Maybe get some fall colours in connection with this school house.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Marjie! Love the rustic against the fresh & new! ~:)

  • Thank you Sue for your nice comments. I love contrasts as well and believe them to be especially effective and interesting when combined in a photo.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • – Marjorie Wallace

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushabout 5 years ago

    Such beautiful pictorial photo dear Marj..
    magnificent!

  • Thank you very much, Nira. I appreciate your sweet comments.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 5 years ago

    beautiful

  • Thank you very much Sean.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Andersonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful.

  • Thank you very much, Barbara.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • GayeL Art
    GayeL Artabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot !

  • Thank you so much, Gayel.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • AngieM
    AngieMabout 5 years ago

    lovely capture marjorie!!

  • Thank you very much, Angie.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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