Sunday, July 30, 2006

Fireweed

We haven't really had a summer this year--it's been really rainy and not too warm for the most part. We do get a couple of days here and there that are just perfect though! The past few days have been like this. The purple weed in the photo is Fireweed, it's blooming all over Juneau right now!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

4th of July -- Revisited




As I mentioned before, we went to the parade on the 4th. Looking back over the photos I've realized what a wide variety of things we had in our parade here in Juneau! Small children riding bikes, city officials, Star Wars characters, bag-pipers, the volunteer marching band, fire trucks, lots of military vehicles (from Humvees to small Coast Guard boats), we had it all! Here are a couple of my favorite photos.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

Ok, so this isn't a photo of the fireworks in Juneau, it's from Washington, D.C. You see, here in Juneau we have our fireworks at midnight on the 3rd because it stays light so late.

Staying up until midnight, trying to find parking downtown, and getting cold isn't really my idea of fun--so we didn't watch them.

We did go to the parade today though, so stay tuned for photos from that!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Little Cabin

We drive by this little cabin often. It sits out in a field--no one lives there, it's falling over--but it makes for nice photos. I'm waiting for the fireweed to bloom in this same field (a very pretty weed I think) and then I'll take some more photos.

We're in the midst of the 4th of July weekend, and amazingly the seemingly endless clouded skies cleared overnight. With any luck it will stay like this for a couple more days. I've given up hope of ever being tanned while living here, but I still take advantage of the little bits of sun we do get!