Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Fresh veggies

Some friends of ours came over the other night and they brought us some fresh carrots, potatoes, broccoli and cabbage from their garden. I couldn't resist taking a picture of the carrot with the sprouts on top.

Glacier View


I took this picture of Mendenhall Glacier Sunday when the weather was just perfect.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Proof


For those of you
Who think Alaska
Is all rain, all snow.

Proof that the sun shines here too.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

One End of "The Road"

Taken from the Juneau Empire:

  • The Road: There are lots of roads, but The Road is the long one that runs north and south. Called Egan Drive between downtown and the valley; north of there it's called either the Veterans Memorial Highway or Glacier Highway. Nobody is sure which, so we call it The Road. Past Auke Bay, people call it Out The Road, as in "The sun shines more Out The Road." It dead-ends halfway to Haines about 40 miles north of downtown.
So there you have it folks. The picture is from the other dead end of The Road (south of downtown Juneau.)
The "road" you see in the picture is actually a private driveway. I particularly like the way we have to put a sign up indicating that this is indeed the end of the road. Are the big turn around, the end of pavement, and private drive sign not enough of a hint?

Oh, and for the record, the sun does indeed shine more Out the Road!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Photo Friday Challenge: Chaos

cha·os
n.
  1. A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
  2. A disorderly mass; a jumble
http://www.photofriday.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Denial


The weather here was nice--(really it was!)--for a week or so. This is one of the Coast Guard Bouy Tenders that pulled in to Juneau that week. Now, the weather has turned back to cloudy with rain every day. I think I may be in denial about how snotty the weather will get in the next couple of months. This will be my first Alaska winter. I'm ready for rain, really, I am...I think.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Light the Night

Isn't she pretty?

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Warning?


We really should have taken this sign as a warning. We certainly didn't run into any snow or bad weather, but we did have trouble finding the trail at one point. And then there is the bruise on my leg and the bump on my head from slipping on a wet piece of wood (ouch.) I wonder if we will ever go out past this sign in the winter?

Beautiful Alaska


This is one of the pictures I took out of the helicopter I got to ride in the other day. We had perfect weather and could see for miles. I can't say exactly where this picture was taken, only that it is North of Juneau.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Up, up and away


One of the many float planes here in Juneau.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Fish Snobs.


Before moving to Juneau, I had only read about Salmon spawning. Now that we are here, we can see them in a stream right beside our house. It's really pretty amazing to watch. However, I'm not looking forward to the smell when they all start to die. I believe the one in this picture is a Chum salmon, also known as Dog salmon. That is because the Alaskans disdane this salmon and feed them to their dogs. I have to wonder, do you know the difference between the salmon when you go to the grocery store?

Monday, August 08, 2005

Aren't your feet cold?

Sunday, August 07, 2005

The beginning of a beautiful day... ..


Having just moved to Juneau, Alaska, I am finding myself in awe at how beautiful the surroundings are here. I took this picture off of our deck a couple days ago. The sun was just peaking up over the mountains and the fog was lifting.
We haven't had many perfect days of weather since arriving--I'm really starting to appreciate those that are.