Friday, July 31, 2015

July's Last Morning~




It is the last day of the month.


One more July adventure to enjoy.


In the peace of the morning


the world awakens.


It is time to get going


to find what awaits us today.....

Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Babes In the Woods~

Our family is expanding!

It will soon be time to meet
the new Babes in the woods. 


More branches will be added to our Family Tree!


Can't hardly wait to see
who those new little beings will be.....

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Down At the River~

The waters of the river have been
busy this year.


After years of guarding the fish runs,
we had a record-breaker!


Everyone who wanted,
maxed out on their limit..
be it their freezer, or their bellies.
The fish were there for the filling!


From our house we could hear the movement of the salmon
up the river.


In the shallow water spots,
they swam on top of the water.


Sometimes they would circle looking for the best place to pass.


The fishers..people and critters..positioned themselves 
to catch them as they passed by.




Even the graceful cranes would come down to the river.





Our freezer is filled with gifted fish,
 so we can sit back 
and watch the traffic pass us by.....




Sunday, July 26, 2015

Driving Home~

It has been a summer of yo yo flights to the Lower 48 and back. 
While it is wonderful to see everyone, 
and get to visit,

I am always grateful to return home on 
-- sunny,
warm days. ;)


Today was a perfect day to return!


My drive home was filled with color


and abundant flowers.


Each direction offered something new.


In a few short months the 
landscape will be 
coated in white,


But today, I will take the drive home as is.....




Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello June~


Hello June,
Hello...we hope...to summer!




Time to sit and watch the world from the deck


Marvel at the visitors that come


and go.


Watch the colors shooting up



and popping out


a little more each day.



Enjoy the flash of rainbow in all we see.

 

The new views to appreciate


and tiny details of the season.....




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Another Season in the Books~


It has been another year


and another season


of city basketball.



The Pilot Man and his team


made it to the second game in the City League Tournament



where they won by two.



Game Three was lost by six.



That makes one more season in the books


and Iditarod ball to look forward to.....




Sunday, February 15, 2015

Water-Based in Juneau~

This year we had three swimmers 
qualify for the 
Alaska Age Group Championships
in Juneau, Alaska!

To get there we flew to Anchorage,
then on down to southeast Alaska.


While the kids were swimming



We could all see the mountain out the window.


So, when we had time, we headed up to 
Mendenhall Glacier


and Nugget Falls.

I was happy to get out to see it from three sides..
on three trips!

Each time the fog and weather conditions
were a little different.


On Sunday the girls and I hiked around to the falls.


It was an icy trail, 
but a nice little trek.


The glacier ice is really blue.




Because of the warm temperatures, 
the snow was melted off of the sandy beach
at the base of the falls.


We were able to be barefooted and without jackets!


We followed the ice path around to the right, 
shown below,
to get the falls.


It is such a beautiful area.....