Scene nearby: Elf storage?

Yes, it’s intentional: This place has a little fun with its name this time each year. Located at South 25th Street and South Holgate Way, Tacoma. — Photo by David Carlos

Scene in Edmonds: Center for the Arts gala raises $419K

The recent Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) gala auction fundraiser highlighted the generosity of local arts lovers, with donors contributing more than $419,000 during the popular annual event. Among the highlights: The introduction of new ECA Executive Director Kathy Liu, frenzied bidding for a range of popular auction packages, and Niles Peacock shaking, stirring…

Scene in Esperance: That’s a mouthful

Brad Holden submitted this photo, which he says has become somewhat of a local landmark in Esperance. The scientific name for this phenomenon is “edaphoecotropism,” which is when a tree engulfs a foreign object, he says.

Scene in Edmonds: Marsh birds

Bernie Busch shared these photos taken recently by visitor George Quittner, an avid birder from Florida, at the Edmonds Marsh Estuary.