Nancy Bartlett

Nancy posted 29 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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What goes up must come down: birds and ideas, a natural history | TIDAL LIFE

Sometimes, a column comes together by dint of diligent planning, an awesome…

  • Feb 7th, 2011 4:51pm

Living near the sea, access to the shore is everything | TIDAL LIFE

My friend Annabel told me I should write an essay on “Seven reasons we all love to be beside the sea.” Intrigued by the idea, I started a list and found it’s not at all hard to come up with 77 reasons. I’m still adding to that list.

  • Dec 22nd, 2010 5:50pm

Look out: Something scary could be coming this way | TIDAL LIFE

Boo! Is there a trickster creeping through the neighborhood?

  • Oct 28th, 2010 9:28pm

Certain disaster: Greenies wreck island economy by saving forest | TIDAL LIFE

Now they’ve done it: 664 acres that could be adding revenue to…

  • Sep 28th, 2010 11:15pm

How to cheat at enviro-living: First step, steal the idea for a column | TIDAL LIFE

In need of a refresher on pruning technique, I stopped in at…

  • Sep 9th, 2010 4:09pm

Practical protection: The best defense is a good offense | TIDAL LIFE

As my last several columns have looked at the bigger picture I’d…

  • Jun 18th, 2010 11:05pm

The what, why and who of where the land meets the sea | TIDAL LIFE

In any discussion of the island environment, I hear over and over…

  • Jun 1st, 2010 4:03pm

Cooking with CSA: Eating local expands the culinary horizon | TIDAL LIFE

It’s spring, only moments remain for us procrastinators to sign up for…

  • Apr 20th, 2010 11:02pm

Atwitter over hedgerows: Networks at work in the ground and beyond | TIDAL LIFE

This month I’ve been ensnared in planning hedgerows.Sustainable landscaping is part of…

  • Mar 26th, 2010 8:54pm

TIDAL LIFE | Succumbing to a touch of the fever as the seasons turn

There are days, more than I’d like to count, when I feel…

  • Dec 21st, 2009 9:03pm

TIDAL LIFE | Waterfront Omnium-Gatherum: A miscellaneous collection accumulates and then is blown away

Toward the end of a year, the mind of a modern columnist…

  • Nov 30th, 2009 5:31pm

TIDAL LIFE | What we talk about when we talk about Puget Sound

The food writer M.F.K. Fisher once wrote: “Sharing food with another human…

  • Oct 29th, 2009 10:09pm

TIDAL LIFE | On the waterfront: The other view of the view

Anybody find a kayak paddle?Brass-colored shaft, bright orange end fin thingies? That’s…

  • Jul 24th, 2009 10:19pm

TIDAL LIFE | Pickled or parboiled, this is going to change the way we eat oysters

Stopping pollution is a good thing, regardless of whether it’s found to be the final cause of dead zones or polar- ice loss.

  • Jun 29th, 2009 9:55pm

TIDAL LIFE | On not doing a whack job on our underwater weeds

Ah, the piercing call of the string trimmer, another sign of spring.I’ve…

  • May 22nd, 2009 10:33pm

TIDAL LIFE | We need to learn to look beyond the flashy surface

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems as if lately there’s been…

  • Mar 13th, 2009 9:13pm

TIDAL LIFE | A few sunny February days and island minds turn to mulch

Garden planning season is upon us. Fruit trees are on sale at…

  • Feb 7th, 2009 12:53am

TIDAL LIFE: Whidbey is some place; keep up the good work

OK, let’s get through the business part quickly and on to the…

  • Nov 1st, 2008 12:09am

TIDAL LIFE: Hey, you! Gardener! Leave that tree alone

“Your madrones look pretty good,” Jim said. Chainsaw idling, he stood beside…

  • Oct 4th, 2008 12:07am

TIDAL LIFE: Green is good, except up there

It happens every year. I ignore it as long as I can, pretending I’m on an alternative architecture tour admiring a living roof. Lush, verdant, it’s a little meadow that harvests rainwater and contributes oxygen to the atmosphere. But really that green isn’t supposed to be up there. Time to clean the roof.

  • Sep 6th, 2008 12:00am

TIDAL LIFE: The edible color purple

When my shovel started turning up unusual purplish clams, I tossed them back in the hole with hardly a thought. But as the number increased and invasive species became news,

  • Aug 2nd, 2008 1:18am

TIDAL LIFE: The story on the water

One day last August, after snorkeling off our Holmes Harbor beach, my…

  • Jul 6th, 2008 8:20pm