Friday, October 28, 2005

Downtown Snow

On the 14th I posted about seeing snow on the mountain tops and how that meant (per local knowledge) in a couple weeks we would have snow on the valley floor. Well, earlier this week the snow line came way down the mountains, and we had snow in downtown (it didn't stick).

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Who would want to leave?


Took this picture last Saturday. I can't imagine having to leave Juneau on a day when the weather is so beautiful!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Photo Friday: Conspicuous

Friday, October 14, 2005

New Snow


I've been told that once you start seeing new snow on the mountains that there will be snow on the valley floor within a few weeks. Well, there's new snow on the mountains. I'm not sure I'm ready for winter yet!

Juneau Sunrise

Sunrise, 0733 14 October, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Photo Friday: Five

Five ballet dresses from the Royal Danish Ballet. These were on display this summer in the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Arctic Tern

This is a picture from this summer out by Mendenhall Glacier. The Arctic Terns had a nesting area there.

"The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a small bird that makes the longest migration of any bird. It breeds in the Arctic tundra (within the Arctic Circle), but flies to the edge of the Antarctic ice pack during the winter. It flies over 21,750 miles (35,000 km) each year - roughly the circumference of the Earth. This excellent flier spends most of its life flying. This tern always experiences long days, since it spends the summer in the Arctic and the (Northern Hemisphere) winter in the Antarctic."

Taken from EnchantedLearning.com

Friday, October 07, 2005

Fall Colors


Fall has arrived quickly here in Juneau. While most of the trees in the mountains are evergreens, there are some that are changing colors like this one right now.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Does it get more beautiful?

I took this picture of Auke Lake last Sunday morning on my way to church. I don't think I've ever seen the water that still.


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Daybreak


We're losing 5 minutes of daylight a day right now. The sun rises about 0710, and sets about 1820. Every morning the sun rises 2 minutes later, and sets 3 minutes earlier.

Clear Night


It's a rarity to have a still, clear night here--but it's beautiful when we do.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Not a Soul


The last cruise ship departed Juneau last week. Summer is officially over! Downtown Juneau was full of visitors this summer--sometimes as many as 10,000 in a day packing the sidewalks and shops. Now, most of the shops have closed up for the winter months. I took this picture mid-morning last weekend. As you can see, there wasn't anyone else around.

Shrine of St. Therese


We went out to the Shrine of St. Therese this past weekend when the weather was nice. We hadnt made it out there before, and decided that we will definately have to go back in the spring when the flowers are blooming! The Shrine was built in 1938 and originally was to be built of logs. However, due to a severe storm, most of the logs that had been cut were scattered and washed out to sea.
On the grounds of the Shrine is a prayer walk labyrinth which was built in 2001.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Changing Seasons


Juneau in the Summer.

Juneau in the Fall.
We finally have a clear day here so I took a picture of Juneau. You can see the growth on the mountain turning colors.