‘Planet Ebey’ Blesses Us with Blue

Posted in Feature, More Stories, Photo essay

Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
March 23, 2016

All year ’round, blue is always on display at Planet Ebey. “Planet Ebey” is my name for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

I call it that because—to me—it’s like going to another world. It’s always gorgeous, always different and almost always colored in blue. I find all colors alive there, but these photographs represent the blue of it.

Whidbey Islanders probably are familiar with the Reserve. For those who aren’t, it’s a unit of the National Park Service on Whidbey near Coupeville.











Jamie Whitaker likes to take photographs. It started 50-plus years ago when she received a Brownie camera as a gift. She likes to take photos but not to be in them, she said, so it has worked out great. She is inspired and fascinated by the animal kingdom and human nature and finds comfort and hope in the natural world.


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  1. Dear Jamie,
    I celebrate Ebey through your eyes. She shares her essence with you and I thank you for sharing her with us.

    • Thank you Kate for being so encouraging and generous. I know we feel the same about Ebey and always will.

    • Thank you Les. You helped me to follow through and share so I truly appreciate that you have enjoyed my photos.

    • This is a great compliment coming from someone who takes wonderful photographs. Maybe you will do a photo essay for Whidbey Life magazine one of these days?! Thank you.

  2. What a beautiful way to “tell” us about this magical place. The photos
    truly make me want to walk along the path above the ocean. You are
    so lucky to be able to experience this wonder in person.Thank you,
    Jamie, for sharing this magical place with us.

  3. I have definitely falling under the spell of Ebey. It is a special place on Earth and I am so glad that it is protected and will be much the same as it is now for future generations. Thank you Andie!

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