Thursday, July 28, 2011

Favorite Photos For the Week!

I have been super busy as usual,
but I thought I would share some of 
my favorite photos
that I took this week.

I  really enjoy the 
wild world of bugs.  

I love their beauty and I'm always trying to get a closer look at them.
They totally amaze me!  


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Down by the Lagoon

I went down to the Lagoon today.  

Winchester Lagoon is located right in town.
I was greeted by a lot of mallards and a few
Canadian geese and their babies.

It's hard to keep up with blogging right now
when there is so much to enjoy.

I love this photo of the mallard swimming away.  

They came in all directions to greet me.

I think they thought I had bread.

Flowers lined the shore.

We are not suppose to feed's important 
that they fly south for the winter.

They were beautiful, and oh so busy looking for food.

The lagoon had unusual flowers in the shallows.

Daisies were in abundance as well!

Hope your enjoying your summer!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Finally a New Post....Such A Busy Summer!

It's been a busy summer and blogging has gone to the back burner!
In Alaska you have to use the daylight
and go out and enjoy
the summer while you can!

I went hiking with my son and took photos 
of beautiful alpine flowers
I have posted just a few of my favorites.

The colors and sizes change in elevation.

The higher the altitude the shorter the flowers.
They have to stay low to the ground for warmth.

And of course when your not so high up the plants 
are a lot taller.

Short mossy flowers are abundant on the mountain tops.

 And if your looking for sheep you can find them as well.

This last weekend I ran into a mother ptarmigan and her five chicks.
They were so cute!

The above photo is of the mother,


below is a close up of one the chicks.

The mother ended up flying up into a tree so she could keep a better eye on me.

I also managed to squeeze in some fishing time in the afternoon.
The fish on the top is a white fish, followed by a rainbow trout, a dolly,
and then another good sized rainbow trout.

It's been busy, so my posts are few and far between.

When winter approaches I will try to be a better blogger!!
Just having too much fun outdoors!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Weekend in Pictures!

I had a wonderful weekend
so I'm going to share some of the highlights with you!

My travels took me to Homer Alaska.
I spotted this beautiful horse,
and just had to take his
I think he's beautiful!

Flowers are now everywhere along the highway and some of them are in
 in a hurry to set seed.

Cotton Flowers were crowding the marshes along the road.
These make the most beautiful flower arrangements.
I can never resist taking some home with me.

This photo of the gulls was taken in Ninilchik.
These gulls were resting on top of a metal roof.

Close by the fishing fleets were waiting patiently
 for the season to start.
They are packed in like sardines, and everyone has to wait until the first boat sets off.

Ninilchik has a beautiful Russian Orthodox Church.

Homer is  about 45 minutes down the road from Ninilchik. 
The Homer shores have an abundance of different things to see and collect.

While I was in Homer the clouds parted briefly as the Amsterdam headed out to sea.

Chives are blooming along the river banks of the Kenai River.

And in my own garden a beautiful purple primula has started to bloom.

I'm always fascinated with close up images...and I loved 
the details of this leaves.

Rainbows were around every corner.

My daily visitor and friend came to see me this weekend.
This is "Elvis"  yes he still lives!  Elvis is a Stellar Jay and comes to my house daily for peanuts.
We have a system worked out...if he pecks the banister I give him nuts.
He knows where the peanuts are...the other day I had my back 
turned and he came into the house and sat on the peanut jar.
He's getting brave!!
I absolutely love him!!!

My weekend ended with some 4th of July fireworks back in Anchorage.

It was a great weekend!

A pretty random post, but I hope you enjoyed  it!