Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Pretty Little Visitor~

We have a compost pile that we keep adding to.
It is a cold compost rather than a hot one!

The decomposition takes a little longer here.

Some local critters think these tasty little morsels are worth checking out.

Last week this pretty little thing came for dinner..

Dressed in its winter fur, it looked soft and cuddly.

On its last visit the fox had spread out the banana peels across the yard.
They must have tasted better this time.

The fox's fur was such pretty colors!

And so thick!

Like the rest of us,  after dinner it curled into a ball to rest.
It was still at the top of the rise, watching the house,  
until we went to bed.....

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sun Play~

 One quiet day,
the sun came out to play.

so while the Pilot Man was on the phone

I pulled out the camera..

A little fun, sun play.....

Monday, March 17, 2014

Iditarod 2014~

By all accounts this was the worst,
or a collection of all of the worst, of all of the years,
wrapped into one race.

Sleds and bodies were casualties this year.
Martin Buser, finishers of 31 Iditarods, helps repair another musher's sled.
Photo by Alaska Dispatch

Long-time seasoned mushers scratched early,
and one, Jeff King, scratched 22 miles from the finish....while in the lead.
He had to have snowmachiners go with him to retrieve his dogs
through 65 mph winds.

Dallas Seavey Photo by Alaska Dispatch

It sounded scary
even if you weren't in the race!

Soon after her second place finish, Aliy Zirkle 
gave this interview.

Aliy Zirkle Photo by Alaska Dispatch

Yes, it was her third time taking second to a Seavey,
2012 to Dallas,
2013 to his Dad, Mitch,
and in 2014, again to Dallas.

Photo by Alaska Dispatch

trail conditions, mushers and their teammates-the dogs.

Dallas Seavey finishes first.  Photo by KNOM, Nome
There are many incredible stories about this year's race,
will definitely be remembered as one of them.

He said he was the last person to know 
that he was the first person to Nome
after crossing under the burled-arch!
He was just happy he had beat his father right behind him.

Turns out that the team he was trying to outrun, belonged to Aliy,
and his father was several hours back.

That is the kind of year it was.....

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Little More Light~

Last week we had 

one of the very best light shows

we have ever seen.

They were

dancing about

in the frigid temps.

Truly Awe--some .....

Saturday, March 1, 2014

How Sweet it Is~

Miss Sweetness and her Momma will be here for just a few
more weeks.

It has been so fun to have them here for their first
- winter in Nome,
-ice storm
-view of the Northern Lights 
-sledding time
-snow storm
-star viewing without lights

What a treat it has been.....

Weekend Doings