The images of the Skagit Valley often provide for a striking contrast, as is the case with the photos for this week’s Skagit Views.

From a smoky haze that made for near-darkness in daytime two weeks ago, to magically vibrant scenes of nature and what she provides, the possibilities are often endless.

It goes without saying that the submission of pictures by Skagit Valley Herald readers is much appreciated, so please keep the photos coming.

In the interest of safety, remember to take care to practice social distancing, and make sure to keep you and your group out of harm’s way at all times (especially when in close proximity to the critters — large and small — who live among us.)

Please send high-res digital jpegs — preferably as attachments — to

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