Art Gallery

Art Gallery

From Rev. Allen’s collection. You are welcome to submit your own photos for publication.
Please also visit Kiana’s Photo Gallery for more RBAF images.

All photos on this page were taken with a cell phone or digital camera. No SLR camera was used.

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Guava tree blossoms from Rev. Barbara Allen's greenhouse
Guava trees are tropical, but with care can be kept in a greenhouse over chilly winters, then put out in summer.

This is from a pineapple guava. The blossoms are sugar sweet all by themselves, a rare treat.

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Globe artichoke thistle against sequoia background from Rev. Barbara Allen's collection
Globe artichokes and cardoons are delicious treats, when fresh and the leaves (bracts) are tightly closed. Globe artichoke stems are also edible.

But, if the globe is not picked, it will show its family ancestry and become a lovely lavender colored thistle.

Serve with easy but delightful Aioli sauce. Link to recipe

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Globe artichoke blossom with honeybee diving in from Rev. Barbara Allen's collection Globe artichoke blossom with honey bee diving in.
Bees find these sensuous purplish strands attractive, and dive right in to gather pollen.

Be careful about grabbing the blossom, there might be a bee dining under cover.

Note: Jerusalem artichokes are not related to globe artichokes, and are not thistles.

They too make good eating, raw, baked, steamed, as you wish, and are known for helping diabetics control blood sugars.

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Rainbow chard in carved planter box In Rev. Barbara Allen's garden
Rainbow chard with multi-colored stems and glossy leaves are a work of art in themselves. Here they reside in a hand carved box of red cedar as an entry accent.

It’s not only beautiful, it’s versatile and edible, raw or cooked. Chard leaves can be substituted for spinach leaves with great success.

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Cabbage grown along Fairbanks Chena river
Cabbage grown along Fairbanks Chena river. Cabbages are successfully grown in most northern climates, including RBAF Headquarters.

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Mature bald eagle on overcast windy day
Mature bald eagle on overcast windy day. Shot from RBAF HQ by Kiana, 2014. Shot through screen and sliding glass door.

For more photos by Kiana, see the Kiana Photo Gallery.

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Heron standing on submerged boulder at high tide
Heron standing on submerged boulder at high tide.

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Heron on submerged rock, mid-tide
Heron on submerged rock, mid-tide. Photo taken after sunset, distance 20feet.

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Heron on the beach, standing on edible sea lettuce
Heron on the beach, standing on edible sea lettuce.

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Rock with edible seaweed
Rock with edible seaweed. Shot by Janet Wetherill on RBAF beach.

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Heirloom tomato blossom
Heirloom tomato blossom.

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Snow goose migration through Stanwood flyway
Snow goose migration through Stanwood flyway.

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Purple potatoes
Highly nutritious, tasty purple potatoes, showing interior and eyes forming roots.

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Broccoflower
Broccoflower (enlarge image for fascinating view of nature’s work)

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Flight of snow geese
Flight of snow geese

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