Monday, September 24, 2012

A Non Rainy Day Walk!

We have had record rainfalls this year, so when the sun comes
out it's real cause to celebrate!

When it doesn't rain I hurry out to take photos 
and if I have time I'll stop to pick cranberries for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I also go Oding!!!  A new found hobby for me.  Oding is a new term used
to describe a person who goes out and looks for dragonfly's.
It's a lot like birding, but I think it's harder.

The dragonfly's head out to sunbath and warm up.  That's the perfect time to sneak 
up on them and snap a photo.

The colors are really beautiful right now.  Aspen and 
birch trees are lighting up the forests.
Truly spectacular!!

The color variations seem endless!  

The season is almost over for mushrooms, but
I found this cute little one while out on a walk.

A great shaggy mane...these are
great for stews and soups and they are a true fall mushroom!

With all our rain, Alaska is experiencing a lot of flooding.
This photo was taken in Crown Point in the Trail River Campground.

Little bugs are having a extended summer season since the 
temperatures have been staying above freezing.
And rain means slugs!  Lots of them!!!
Not my favorite garden addition, but I had to share the bottom photo
with you, because you can see the slugs breathing hole on his 
right side.  They have no nose so this is how they breath.

Go out and take a walk...and enjoy the colors in your area!!!
It's super relaxing!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Another Day in Seward

I headed back over to Seward the other day for a
full day of exploring the 

Off in the distance I could see beautiful hanging 

The service berries were starting to ripen in the woods.

I was lucky to not have it rain on me.
There was always a hint of rain in the sky, but it kept it's

As the tide was going out jellyfish became stranded on the
There were many different kinds, but this one caught my attention
with it's long tentacles.

I love this weatherworn piece of wood!
What a pretty shade of blue.

Tiny little sandpipers kept me company.

Along my walk I saw a lot of mossy covered rocks.
It's been a great summer for moss, lots of rain!!!

It's a beautiful place to spend a day!