Monday, February 9, 2015

And The New Year is Blowing By~

I hope things are going well for you.

This year is blowing by at a speed that takes my breath away.

I flip-flop between thinking that speed is a blessing,
or not,
depending on the day!

What is your feeling today?
Do you wish time would slow down?

January has come and gone.
Much of ours had temperatures below zero.
But, this week I am grateful for those temps since our freezer died.
Mother Nature is doing a fantastic job of keeping everything cold
in boxes on the deck.

Now our long, sunny days are back.
The Pilot Man and I both noticed that this week
we could drive home in the light
after work!!

Love, LoVe those kind of days (big heart!)

2015 is going to be an adventurous year.
I think Alaska Airlines is going to become a close friend.
We are looking forward to seeing some new places, familiar faces
and, if we are lucky, 
a few new ones, too!

But today we are home,
the sun is shining,
and the fire is burning.

So, if you have any control over that "pause" button,
could you push it?


Monday, January 5, 2015

And Another One Begins~

Happy 2015 to from our home to yours!!

I hope you look forward to the days ahead,
and have a few plans
up your sleeve!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

To Infinity and ~

Sometimes it may feel like
an eternity,
but time passes so quickly.

In his chosen uniform of blue,
 the Pilot Man will today 

30 (yes, thirty!) years

Once he was flying 

in the Lower '48.

Then he packed up everything he had,
drove to Alaska

to fly to a job he had accepted

in Nome, Alaska.

It was,
and remains,
 a lifelong dream of his to be a Bush Pilot!!

His flights have been varied,
 and he does occasionally still fly in the Lower '48.

Bering Air transport passengers, 
mail (which includes all winter groceries),
fish counters, 
whale watchers,
barge searchers,
camp supplies.
and more.

Years of flying to Russia
means many Visas ;-) 
among other things!

Some of the airplanes he flies now, are new since he began at BA.

But, others are the same ones he has worked 
with since he first arrived!

 By choice he doesn't fly scheduled flights as much as he used to.

Instead he focuses on keeping things moving during the day..
trying to get everything delivered safely,
pilots trained,
planes working,
inspectors satisfied,
ramps cleared,
and people happy ;-)

It has been interesting, sometimes challenging, 
but, definitely never boring.

He still enjoys going to work where it is 
always an adventure, 
with no two days 
eVeR the same!

Unlike many,
he isn't looking to retire or change is life..

he is having too much fun 
living his dream!

To infinity and beyond.....

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Simply Majestic~

This creature was standing by the side of the road
as I drove home yesterday.

He stood, calmly, and so majestic in the afternoon sunshine.
The gentle breeze fluttering about his skirt.

Those wise eyes,
for me to finish,
so he could cross the road.....

Monday, October 13, 2014

It is Looking Like October~

After looking for the right door for years,
we found storm doors that we hope will work.

They are installed and it looks like we are not too early
getting them in!

It is time to say "Hello" to the ice,
and "Good-bye" to the flowers.

Whether we are ready or not.....

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Colors of Fall~

Beginning with the first light in the sky

our world is cast in a whole new range of colors..

except for one delightful summer holdout.

Doesn't it make you smile to see those those bright little heads 
surrounded by the snow!

Happy Autumn, where ever you may be.....

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Grass Farmer~

This was a requested post..

The Pilot Man said "You should take some pictures" and..
He really did.  He said that!

This is for you know who ;-)..

The Pilot Man has farming in his genes.
For several generations.

Part of The Plan when we hooked up was that
his jeans and mine would get back to farming...
but after 30 years that is
a whole other post.

We have a little ground in the frozen north,
and the Pilot Man uses his farmer skills on his grass.

The lawns are roughly divided into three sides.

After our freezing fall rains, followed by an unusually icy winter, 
there were a lot of brown spots this summer where
the grass has struggled to come back.

Our south facing lawn, also known as the helo-pad
stretches a little further each year.

Before we built our house, we brought out plants from town
and have added to the little flower bed on the
west-facing side of our drive.
The top patch is the newest little lawn and the lower part is often under water, 
so a little slower to grow.

 The rock walk has been seeded with Johnny Jump Up (Violas).
They will winter over here and should reseed themselves-
I love their little splash of color!

The third section is the largest part to the side of the house and shop.

Alone it is about 7 miles worth of mowing.

Nike dogs gets a little bored with the mowing,
but feels he does his part by re-contouring
the ground.

If he finishes all three sides in one day

the Pilot Man and his mower clock a little over 10 miles.

It keeps the two of them as busy as a bee :)

if not, as happy as can be.....