Friday, April 13, 2012

Warm Spring Lakeshore Hike

There is a hint of melting going on along the edges
of Kenai Lake.  We are being blessed with
warm spring air.  It reached 84 degrees on the deck, and
the temperature away from the house was averaging in 
in the high 50's.  It reached 58 degrees at our house and it was 
still 43 degrees at ten pm.  We heard that its suppose to snow on Sunday 
and Monday in Seward!

The rabbits were enjoying the warm air and green grass thats starting to
peek out from under the snow.
I saw my first butterfly!!!!   Totally exciting!!!

There is still however a lot of snow on the ground and on the mountains. 
I'm wondering if it's all going to melt this summer since we had
a record snowfall this year.  

I found some fish bones from last falls salmon along 
the exposed lake shoreline.

I have collected these for years and store them in a container, I think
they are beautiful!

Everywhere there were signs of melting!!
The shoreline docks were resurfacing.
It's amazing how such little things can make a person so happy!

This leaf caught my's melted its way through the ice
 under the warm sun.

Yay, the melt is underway!!!!

This has been a long awaited spring and
I like everyone else in Alaska is
really appreciating the warm weather.

I had a great walk today and my friend the Stellar Jay checked on
me as I hiked along the lake. 

It was wonderful day!!!
Definitely a day of rebirth after a long winter!


  1. Amazing photos as ever Chris, especially the leaf and the rabbit. How cool that you have collected the fish bones, they look fantastic all stored together. Enjoy your warmer days, Tam x

  2. Thank you for sharing. Your world is unbelievably breath taking. I have never seen snow, when I look at your photo's it is so very beautiful. Greetings from Australia. Incredable!!!!! :)

  3. Amazing pictures. I enjoyed my virtual walk with you.Thanks.

  4. Wow Chris, your photo's look amazing! I can almost see the sun melting the ice :-) I am happy for your spring has come at last!

    Happy new week ahead,

    Madelief x

  5. Wonderful photos, I'm so glad spring has come at last for you and the ice is melting! The pictures of all those natural forms are amazing, what a wonderful place to find them.
    Have a great weekend.
    Helen x