Banish seasonal darkness and drive into the light. The City of Langley’s streets offer an antidote to the dark season. Whether it’s Tim Leonard’s unique light show at the Machine Shop, white lights wrapped in street trees or on our store fronts, this is the time to lighten up. Our photographer David Welton captured our Village by the Sea’s love of the natural world as well with his photos of an owl, crows, a robin, and whales. This is the time of angels. Notice where they are for a mood lifter.
My husband Bill Poss drove into Langley tonight–Friday, Dec. 6. Here are his words:
“Coming into the village from the forest darkness, suddenly in the distance an orange red and green glow beckons me forward. The lights at the arcade are the first of the Langley village Christmas experience.
“The village has a new energy this time of year. Walking around the streets looking all the shops displays of the Christmas regalia somehow is nostalgic and bittersweet.
“The angels on display at the Outfitters is a specially ethereal mystical magical divine wow.
This Is Whidbey was founded by Kate Poss for readers who are interested in cultivating our island’s quality of life, including its land, sea, and air; its people, plants, and animals; and the bodies, minds, and spirits of its inhabitants. You may know Kate from her work in island libraries through May of 2016. Her background includes a career in newspaper reporting in Los Angeles for various weeklies and dailies, including The Los Angeles Times. She was a frequent contributor to the online Whidbey Life Magazine and still writes for the biannual print magazine.
Stories are highlighted by David Welton’s excellent photography. David is a retired physician who was a staff photographer for Whidbey Life Magazine since its early days. His work has also appeared in museums, art galleries, newspapers, regional and national magazines, books, nonprofit publicity, and on the back of the Whidbey Sea-Tac Shuttle!